NURS 8002 Assignment Analyzing Primary Research Articles

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NURS 8002 Assignment Analyzing Primary Research Articles

NURS 8002 Assignment Analyzing Primary Research Articles

What steps do you take to locate primary and peer-reviewed research articles when performing a
literature search?
What resources are available to you to engage in a meaningful and successful literature search?

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As you have explored throughout this course, Walden University provides vast resources for student
support to ensure success in their academic program of study. When it comes to research and using
Library resources, several support mechanisms are available to you as well.
Taking the first step to think about a research topic or area of interest and filtering that topic using a
series of keywords and operations will be a fundamental component for performing a literature search
in Walden Library’s databases. While the ultimate goal is to produce a set or results that match your
search criteria, you must keep in mind that that the quality of the research articles obtained will likely
vary. Thus, you must critically examine and analyze the aims of the research produced and how it aligns,
confirms, or negates your topic or area of research. As you develop proficiency in this area, you will
discover that you can extract content themes and frameworks to enhance future research and the need
to identify additional research support.
For this Assignment, consult the Walden Library webinars and resources provided. These resources
serve as a general good first step for performing literature searches and engaging with the databases of
research available to you. Think about a research topic or area of interest to focus on for this
Assignment. Then, search the Walden Library to locate and retrieve peer-reviewed research articles that
pertain to your topic or area of interest.
To prepare:
 Review the Walden Library webinars presented in the media Learning Resources for this week.
 Then, search the Walden Library and locate three peer-reviewed primary research articles that
pertain to your practice area and are of particular interest to you.
The Assignment: (6 paragraphs)
Write a 6-paragraph APA-formatted paper in which you do the following:
 Write a 1-pararaph introduction of how you conducted your literature search and the databases
consulted in your search in relation to your practice area or area of interest. Be specific and
provide examples.
 Write a 1-paragraph summary of each of the articles you have selected (a total of 3 paragraphs).
 Write 1 paragraph that synthesizes the three articles using a scholarly voice.
 Write a final paragraph in which you discuss the differences between summarizing and
synthesizing research. Be specific and provide examples.

Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction,
summary, and references. The Sample Paper provided at the Walden Writing Center provides an
example of those required elements (available
at https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general#s-lg-box-20293632). All
papers submitted must use this formatting.
By Day 7 of Week 9
Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of Week 9.
Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
 Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “M4Assgn+last name+first
initial.(extension)” as the name.
 Click the Module 4 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
 Click the Module 4 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria
from this area.
 Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document
you saved as “M4Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
 If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my
paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
 Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
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What’s Coming Up in Module 5?

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In the next module, you will analyze ethical issues related to the role of the DNP-prepared nurse. You
will also explore the role of the DNP-prepared nurse as an advocate for social change both within their
professional practice area and their community.
Next Module

To go to the next module:
Module 5

Weeks 8–9: The Doctorally Prepared Nurse: Scholarship
One of the most important and critical roles of the DNP-prepared nurse is that of the scholar-
practitioner. A scholar-practitioner represents an individual who is committed to not only ensuring
effective, quality, and safe practice but engages in the necessary scholarship activities to inform that
practice.
For example, consider the term evidence-based practice and how pervasive this type of research is for
the field of nursing. So many aspects of advanced nursing practice and healthcare delivery are rooted in
evidence-based practice research (i.e., the installation and implementation of nursing
practice/healthcare delivery guidelines that are supported by the critical analysis and synthesis of peer-
reviewed research with clearly defined and specific test criteria).
In your role and function as a DNP-prepared nurse, you have the opportunity to not only demonstrate
and apply advanced nursing practice but to also promote the future of advanced nursing practice
further by informing the field and areas of improvement through sustained scholarship and research
abilities.
This week, you will begin your critical analysis and synthesis of the peer-reviewed research on a topic of
interest to inform advanced nursing practice. You will locate a set of peer-reviewed research articles to
support your topic of interest and will engage in a stepwise approach to critically analyze, summarize,
and synthesize themes in the current literature.
Learning Objectives
Students will:

 Summarize peer-reviewed research
 Synthesize peer-reviewed research
 Contrast approaches for summarizing and synthesizing peer-reviewed research

Learning Resources

Required Readings (click to expand/reduce)

Shea, C. M., Jacobs, S. R., Esserman, D. A., Bruce, K., & Weiner, B. J. (2014).                Organizational
readiness for implementing change: A psychometric assessment of a new measure. Implementation
Science, 9(7), 1–15.

Walden University. (n.d.). Subject research: Nursing. Walden Library.
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/subject/nursing

Walden University. (n.d.). Using evidence: Synthesis. Writing Center.
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/synthesis

Westlake, C. (2012). Practical tips for literature synthesis. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 26(5), 244–249.
https://doi.org/10.1097/NUR.0b013e318263d766

Document: DNP Project Process Guide (Word document)

Required Media (click to expand/reduce)

Review the following Media Resources available from the Walden Library:
Walden University. (n.d.). Library webinar archives: Nursing. Walden Library.
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library/webinararchives/nursing
 “Introduction to Nursing Research in the Walden Library”
 “Advanced Nursing Research Library Lab”

Module 4: The Doctoral Project and Project Management
Project management is the practice and underlying framework of initiating, planning, executing,
controlling, and closing project work to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria within a
given time frame. One of the primary challenges of project management is the need to achieve all the
project goals within the given constraints.
The successful completion of your DNP program of study requires the completion of both a
practicum/field experience and a Doctoral Project. Thus, the framework and practice of project
management will be useful in ensuring that you can successfully complete the aims of these two major
milestones of your degree program.
In this first course, you will not be required to select your official topic of interest for your Doctoral
Project; however, it is highly encouraged that you begin thinking about the direction you might want to
go in for the purposes of conducting an initial literature search on your topic of interest. Think about
what practice area you might want to pursue upon completion of the DNP degree. What process or set
of procedures in your current nursing practice require improvement or investigation? What type of
quality improvement initiative are you interested in conducting to improve quality patient care and
healthcare delivery?
What's Happening This Module?
Module 4: The Doctoral Project and Project Management is a 2-week module—Weeks 8–9 of the
course—in which you will conduct a literature search of peer-reviewed research and synthesize the
research related to either your practice area or an area of particular interest for the practice of nursing.
As you engage with the resources for this module, keep in mind that locating, critically analyzing, and
synthesizing the peer-reviewed research will be an important skill to develop as you will engage in these
processes to complete your Doctoral Project but also in advanced nursing practice. Consider the
stepwise approach toward conducting a literature review in the Walden Library and how you will engage
in a critical analysis and synthesis of your peer-reviewed research findings as you complete your Module
Assignment.
What do I have to do?     When do I have to do it?

Review your Learning Resources Days 1–7, Weeks 8 and 9

Assignment: Locating and Critically Analyzing Primary
Research Articles

Submit your Assignment by Day 7 of
Week 9.

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Excellent
90%–100%

Good
80%–89%

Fair
70%–79%

Poor
0%–69%

Write a 1-paragraph
introduction of how you
conducted your literature
search and the databases
consulted in your search in
relation to your practice area
or area of interest. Be
specific and provide
examples.

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18 (18%) – 20 (20%)
The response accurately and
clearly introduces in detail how
the literature search was
conducted in relation to the
practice area or area of
interest selected, including a
detailed description of the
literature search process and
the databases consulted.
The response includes
relevant, specific, and
appropriate examples that fully
support the introduction and
process described.

16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
The response accurately
introduces how the literature
search was conducted in
relation to the practice area or
area of interest selected,
including an accurate
description of the literature
search process and the
databases consulted.
The response includes
relevant, specific, and
accurate examples that
support the introduction and
process described.

14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
The response inaccurately or
vaguely introduces how the
literature search was
conducted in relation to the
practice area or area of
interest selected, including an
inaccurate or vague
description of the literature
search process and the
databases consulted.
The response includes
inaccurate and irrelevant
examples that may support the
introduction and process
described.

0 (0%) – 13 (13%)
The response inaccurately and
vaguely introduces how the
literature search was
conducted in relation to the
practice area or area of
interest selected, including an
inaccurate and vague
description of the literature
search process and the
databases consulted, or it is
missing.
The response includes
inaccurate and vague
examples that do not support
the introduction and process
describes, or it is missing.

Write a 1-paragraph
summary of each of the
articles you have selected (a
total of 3 paragraphs).

18 (18%) – 20 (20%)
The response accurately and
clearly summarizes in detail
each of the articles selected.

16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
The response accurately
summarizes each of the
articles selected.

14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
The response inaccurately or
vaguely summarizes each of
the articles selected.

0 (0%) – 13 (13%)
The response inaccurately and
vaguely summarizes each of
the articles selected, or it is

OR
The response summarizes < 3
articles.

missing.

Write 1 paragraph that
synthesizes the 3 articles
using a scholarly voice.

23 (23%) – 25 (25%)
The response
comprehensively and fully
synthesizes the content from
the 3 articles selected that
accurately and clearly support
in detail the practice area or
area of interest selected.

20 (20%) – 22 (22%)
The response synthesizes the
content from the 3 articles
selected that accurately
supports the practice area or
area of interest selected.

18 (18%) – 19 (19%)
The response inaccurately or
vaguely synthesizes content
from the articles selected that
may lend support to the
practice area or area of
interest selected.

0 (0%) – 17 (17%)
The response inaccurately and
vaguely synthesizes content
from the 3 articles selected
that does not lend support to
the practice area or area of
interest selected, or it is
missing.

Write a final paragraph in
which you discuss the
differences between
summarizing and
synthesizing research. Be
specific and provide
examples.

18 (18%) – 20 (20%)
The response accurately and
clearly explains in detail the
differences between
summarizing and synthesizing
research.
The response includes
relevant, specific, and
appropriate examples that fully
support the differences
explained.

16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
The response accurately
explains the differences
between summarizing and
synthesizing research.
The response includes
relevant, specific, and
accurate examples that
support the differences
explained.

14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
The response inaccurately or
vaguely explains the
differences between
summarizing and synthesizing
research.
The response includes
inaccurate and irrelevant
examples that may support the
differences explained.

0 (0%) – 13 (13%)
The response inaccurately and
vaguely explains the
differences between
summarizing and synthesizing
research, or it is missing.
The response includes
inaccurate and vague
examples that do not support
the differences explained, or it
is missing.

Written Expression and
Formatting – Paragraph
Development and
Organization:
Paragraphs make clear
points that support well-
developed ideas, flow
logically, and demonstrate
continuity of ideas.
Sentences are carefully
focused—neither long and
rambling nor short and
lacking substance. A clear
and comprehensive purpose
statement and introduction
is provided which delineates
all required criteria.

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Paragraphs and sentences
follow writing standards for
flow, continuity, and clarity.
A clear and comprehensive
purpose statement,
introduction, and conclusion is
provided which delineates all
required criteria.

4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Paragraphs and sentences
follow writing standards for
flow, continuity, and clarity
80% of the time. Purpose,
introduction, and conclusion of
the assignment is stated, yet is
brief and not descriptive.

3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Paragraphs and sentences
follow writing standards for
flow, continuity, and clarity
60%–79% of the time.
Purpose, introduction, and
conclusion of the assignment
is vague or off topic.

0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Paragraphs and sentences
follow writing standards for
flow, continuity, and clarity <
60% of the time.
No purpose statement,
introduction, or conclusion was
provided.

5 (5%) – 5 (5%) 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) 0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

Written Expression and
Formatting – English writing
standards:
Correct grammar,
mechanics, and proper
punctuation

Uses correct grammar,
spelling, and punctuation with
no errors.

Contains a few (1 or 2)
grammar, spelling, and
punctuation errors.

Contains several (3 or 4)
grammar, spelling, and
punctuation errors.

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar,
spelling, and punctuation
errors that interfere with the
reader’s understanding.

Written Expression and
Formatting – The paper
follows correct APA format
for title page, headings, font,
spacing, margins,
indentations, page numbers,
parenthetical/in-text
citations, and reference list.

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct APA format with
no errors.

4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains a few (1 or 2) APA
format errors.

3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)
Contains several (3 or 4) APA
format errors.

0 (0%) – 3 (3%)
Contains many (≥ 5) APA
format errors.

Total Points: 100
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