Nr439-10601 week 5 assignment: research designs

Purpose

A baccalaureate nurse understands, relates, and values the fundamental elements of research, process, and designs as a foundation for an evidence-based practice (AACN, 2008; QSEN, 2018). This assignment provides a learning activity for students to demonstrate understanding of quantitative and qualitative research, the purpose and importance of designs, and how research is critical for creating a credible evidence-based nursing practice. 

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Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

  • CO 1:  Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)
  • CO 2:  Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (PO 4 & 8)
  • CO 5:  Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (PO 7 & 8)

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  5. This assignment is completed as an APA paper. APA resources can be found in your Resources Tab and the library. You are required to complete the paper using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.) . Click on the envelope at the top of the page
  6. Two or more supporting scholarly references are required. Textbooks and assigned readings are not allowed and should not be used as a scholarly source. Use the Chamberlain Library to locate relevant, scholarly sources.
  7. No more than two direct quotes are allowed. You should be using mostly your own words to demonstrate your understanding of the topics/criteria for this assignment. Citations and references must be included.
  8. This is a short, scholarly paper. The assignment should be 3-4 pages in length not including the title page and references page.
  9. Submit the completed assignment on the Week 5: Assignment page.

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  • Use APA format in citations and references.
  • No more than two direct quotes are allowed. Paraphrasing encouraged. 

**Academic Integrity**

Chamberlain College of Nursing values honesty and integrity. All students should be aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.

By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment.

References

American Association of Colleges of Nurses. (2008). Executive summary: The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. http://www.aacnnursing.org/Education-Resources/AACN-Essentials

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. (2018). QSEN knowledge, skills, and attitude competencies. http://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas/

Rubric

NR439 Week 5 Assignment RubricNR439 Week 5 Assignment RubricCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroductionWrite a paragraph introduction incorporating your learning and using mostly your own words to summarize:
a) The need for nursing research.
b) The importance for nurses to understand the basic principles of research.
c) The purpose of your paper.32.0 pts

Thoroughly summarizes criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.28.0 pts

Mostly summarizes criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details or is missing.25.0 pts

Minimally summarizes criteria from first the column or two criteria lack details or is missing.11.0 pts

Poorly summarizes criteria from the first column or all criteria lack details.0.0 pts

All criteria from the first column are missing.32.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuantitative ResearchWrite a paragraph incorporating your learning and using mostly your own words to summarize:
a) The importance of quantitative research.
b) One type of quantitative design; explain one important feature of this type of design.
c) How quantitative research can help improve nursing practice.34.0 pts

Thoroughly summarizes criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.30.0 pts

Mostly summarizes criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details or is missing.27.0 pts

Minimally summarizes criteria from first the column or two criteria lack details or is missing.13.0 pts

Poorly summarizes criteria from the first column or all criteria lack details.0.0 pts. All criteria from the first column are missing.34.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQualitative ResearchWrite a paragraph incorporating your learning and using mostly your own words to summarize:
a) The importance of qualitative research.
b) One type of qualitative design; explain one important feature of this type of design.
c) How qualitative research can help improve nursing practice.34.0 pts. Thoroughly summarizes criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.30.0 pts. Mostly summarizes criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details or is missing.27.0 pts. Minimally summarizes criteria from first the column or two criteria lack details or is missing.13.0 pts. Poorly summarizes criteria from the first column or all criteria lack details.0.0 pts. All criteria from the first column are missing.34.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearch SamplingWrite a paragraph incorporating your learning and using mostly your own words to summarize:
a) What is sampling and why is sampling important.
b) One sampling strategy used in quantitative research.
c) One other sampling strategy that you learned.34.0 pts. Thoroughly summarizes all criteria in the first column. Thorough details are provided.30.0 pts. Mostly summarizes criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details or is missing.27.0 pts. Minimally summarizes criteria from the first column or two criteria lack details or is missing.13.0 pts. Vaguely summarizes all criteria from the first column or all criteria lack details.0.0 pts. All criteria from the first column are missing.34.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCredible Nursing PracticeWrite a paragraph incorporating your learning and using mostly your own words to summarize:
a) How research can help to make nursing practice safer.
b) Why research is critical for creating an evidence-based nursing practice.34.0 pts. Thoroughly summarizes criteria in the first column. Thorough details are provided.30.0 pts. Mostly summarizes criteria in the first column. Good details.27.0 pts. Minimally summarizes criteria in the first column or one criteria lack details or is missing.13.0 pts. Poorly summarizes criteria from the first column or both criteria lack details.0.0 pts. Both criteria from the first column are missing.34.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusionWrite a short, concise, thorough summary of the main points of the paper.32.0 pts 

Summarizes a short, concise, thorough summary of the main points of the paper.28.0 pts. Mostly summarizes the main points of the paper. Good details.25.0 pts. Writes a vague summary of the paper. Fair details.11.0 pts. Writes a poor summary of the paper. Poor details.0.0 pts. Did not sufficiently provide any of the conclusion criteria or conclusion not discussed.32.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly Writing, Mechanics, Organization, Spelling, Sentence Structure, Grammar.8.0 pts. Excellent scholarly writing, mechanics, organization, spelling, sentence structure, grammar. No errors noted.6.0 ptsGood writing, mechanics, organization, spelling, sentence structure, grammar. A few errors.3.0 ptsFair writing, mechanics, organization, Spelling, sentence structure, grammar. Some errors noted.2.0 ptsPoor writing, mechanics, organization, spelling sentence structure, grammar. Many errors noted.0.0 ptsVery poor writing, mechanics, and organization. Errors throughout are noted. Writing is difficult to understand or follow.8.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Formatting8.0 ptsExcellent APA formatting with no errors. Uses mostly own words. No more than 2 direct quotes used.6.0 ptsGood APA formatting with a few errors noted. Three direct quotes used.3.0 ptsFair APA formatting with some errors noted. Four direct quotes used.2.0 ptsPoor APA formatting with many errors noted. Five or more direct quotes used.0.0 ptsVery poor APA with errors noted throughout.8.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSupporting EvidenceUses 2 or more relevant scholarly sources to support writing. Textbooks should not be used.9.0 ptsUses 2 or more relevant scholarly sources to support writing. Textbooks are not used.5.0 ptsUses at least 1 relevant scholarly source to support writing.0.0 ptsNo relevant scholarly sources provided.9.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Deduction0.0 pts0 points deductedSubmitted on time0.0 ptsNot submitted on time – Points deducted1 day late =11.25 deduction; 2 days=22.5 deduction; 3 days=33.75 deduction; 4 days =45 deduction; 5 days = 56.25 deduction; 6 days =67.5 deduction; 7 days =78.75 deduction; Score of 0 if more than 7 days late0.0 pts

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