Final Project Directions
an analysis of a single Quantitative Experimental or Quasi Experimental designed research paper. Chapter 7 of your textbook explains what a Quantitative study is, its uses, and quantitative designs. The critique for the final project is due Monday of Week 6 at 11:55 pm central standard time. Review page 578 of your textbook to help you understand how to critique a research study.
The purpose of doing an in-depth analysis of a Quantitative experimental or quasi-experimental designed research article is to help you put into practice the content of the course and to illustrate why the hierarchy of evidence is focused on systematic reviews. Further, your having done such a review gives you insight into the sort of thinking and questioning that arises when you are reading research articles. It may also stimulate the critical thinking that is required of the nursing scholar.
This will be your analysis and you are required to use critical thinking in analyzing your selected article. If you agree or disagree with the author, support your reasoning. If you find any component of the study lacking or in need of improvement, support your position. Support your position with scholarly resources.
Steps in the Process:
1. Refer to the Distance Learning Librarian link under the Learner Support banner on the homepage of the course to learn how to use the library and find the library databases.
2. See the assignment in week one on submitting a quantitative experimental or quasi-experimental study relevant to the practice of nursing.
3. Review the Table of Evidence in the Book of Materials for the Final Project under the FP: A Research Analysis banner. The table is a way to do a quick review of your articles. It may seem like extra work, but coming back cold to a research project can be inefficient and time consuming.
4. Follow the instructions for this assignment in week one
5. The Grading criteria, the Rubric, for the written project is found in week six.
6. Your paper is to be 5 – 10 pages not counting the title page and the reference page.
7. Submit your paper to Turnitin by the posted deadline in week six.