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Prepare this assignment as a 1,500-1,750 word paper using the instructor feedback from the previous course assignments and the guidelines below.PICOT Question Revise the PICOT question you wrote in the Topic 1 assignment using the feedback you received from your instructor.The final PICOT question will provide a framework for your capstone project (the project students must complete during their final course in the RN-BSN program of study).Research CritiquesIn the Topic 2 and Topic 3 assignments, you completed a qualitative and quantitative research critique on two articles for each type of study (4 articles total). Use the feedback you received from your instructor on these assignments to finalize the critical analysis of each study by making appropriate revisions.The completed analysis should connect to your identified practice problem of interest that is the basis for your PICOT question.Refer to “Research Critiques and PICOT Guidelines – Final Draft.” Questions under each heading should be addressed as a narrative in the structure of a formal paper.Proposed Evidence-Based Practice ChangeDiscuss the link between the PICOT question, the research articles, and the nursing practice problem you identified. Include relevant details and supporting explanation and use that information to propose evidence-based practice changes.General RequirementsPrepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.
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Research Critiques and PICOT Question Guidelines – Final
Draft
Use this document to organize the content from your four studies into your final draft.
Quantitative and Quantitative Studies
Background
1. Summary of studies. Include problem, significance to nursing, purpose, objective, and
research question.
How do these two articles support the nurse practice issue you chose?
1. Discuss how these articles will be used to answer your PICOT question.
2. Describe how the interventions and comparison groups in the articles compare to those
identified in your PICOT question.
Method of Study:
1. State the methods of the articles you are comparing and describe how they are different.
2. Consider the methods you identified in your chosen articles and state one benefit and one
limitation of each method.
Results of Study
1. Summarize the key findings of each of the studies into a comprehensive summary.
2. What are the implications of the four studies you chose in nursing practice?
Ethical Considerations
1. Discuss two ethical consideration in conducting research.
2. Describe how the researchers in the four articles you choose took these ethical
considerations into account while performing their research.
Outcomes Comparison
1. What are the anticipated outcomes for your PICOT question?
2. How do the outcomes of the four articles you chose compare to your anticipated
outcomes?
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Course Code
NRS-433V
Class Code
NRS-433V-OL191
Criteria
Content
Percentage
80.0%
Summary of Clinical Issue
5.0%
PICOT Question
10.0%
APA-Formatted Article Citations With Permalinks 5.0%
Relationship of Articles to the PICOT Question
10.0%
Quantitative and Qualitative Articles
10.0%
Purpose Statements
5.0%
Research Questions
5.0%
Outcome
5.0%
Setting
5.0%
Sample
5.0%
Method
5.0%
Key Findings of the Study
5.0%
Recommendations of the Researcher
5.0%
Organization and Effectiveness
10.0%
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling,
punctuation, grammar, language use)
10.0%
Format
10.0%
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes,
references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to
assignment and style)
10.0%
Total Weightage
100%
Assignment Title
PICOT Question and Literature Search
1: Unsatisfactory (0.00%)
A clinical issue is omitted or is not relevant to nursing
practice.
A PICOT question is not included.
Article citations and permalinks are omitted.
Three or more articles do not relate to the PICOT question.
Fewer than six research articles are presented. Four or more
articles do not meet the assignment criteria for a
quantitative, qualitative,
Purpose statements are omitted or are incomplete overall.
Research questions are omitted or are incomplete overall.
Research outcomes are omitted or are incomplete overall.
The setting is omitted for one or more of the articles. The
setting described for three or more articles is inaccurate or
incomplete.
The sample is omitted for one or more of the articles. The
sample described for three or more articles is inaccurate or
incomplete.
Method of study for one or more articles is omitted. Overall,
the methods of study are incomplete.
Discussion of study results, including findings and implications
for nursing practice, is incomplete.
Researcher recommendations are omitted for one or more of
the articles. The recommendations described for three or
more articles are inaccurate or incomplete.
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede
communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or
sentence construction is used.
Sources are not documented.
Total Points
120.0
2: Less Than Satisfactory (75.00%)
A clinical issue is partially presented. It is unclear how the
clinical issue relates to nursing practice. Significant aspects
are missing, or there are inaccuracies.
A PICOT question is provided but is incomplete. The PICOT
question format is used incorrectly.
Article citations and permalinks are presented. There are
significant errors in the APA format. One or more links do not
lead to the intended article.
At least two articles do not relate to the PICOT question. The
remaining articles provide a small degree of support for the
PICOT question. Different articles are needed to provide
better support for the PICOT question.
Six research articles are presented. Three articles do not meet
the assignment criteria for a quantitative, qualitative
Purpose statements are referenced but are incomplete in
some areas.
Research question is presented for each article. The research
question has been misidentified or misinterpreted for at least
two of the articles. Additional information is needed to fully
illustrate the research question for several of the articles.
Research outcome is presented for each article. The research
outcome has been misidentified or misinterpreted for at least
two of the articles. Additional information is needed to fully
illustrate the research outcomes for several of the articles.
The setting is indicated for each article. The setting described
for two of the articles is inaccurate or incomplete.
The sample is indicated for each article. The sample described
for at least two of the articles is inaccurate or incomplete.
The method of study is partially presented for each article.
Key information is consistently omitted. Overall, the methods
reported contain inaccuracies.
A summary of the study results includes findings and
implications for nursing practice but lacks relevant details and
explanation. There are some omissions or inaccuracies.
Researcher recommendations are indicated for each article.
The researcher recommendations described for two of the
articles are inaccurate or incomplete.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the
reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence
structure, or word choice are present.
Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as
appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous
formatting errors.
3: Satisfactory (83.00%)
A clinical issue is summarized. The issue generally relates to
nursing practice.
A PICOT question is provided. The PICOT question format is
generally applied. Some information or revision is needed.
Article citations and permalinks are presented. Article
citations are presented in APA format, but there are errors.
At least one articles does not relate to the PICOT question.
The remaining articles provide general support for the PICOT
question. One or two different articles are needed to provide
better support for the PICOT question.
Six research articles are presented. Two articles do not meet
the assignment criteria for a quantitative, qualitative, or
mixed study. Some ability to identify the type of research
design used in a study is demonstrated.
Purpose statements are presented. There are minor
omissions in some areas, or major inaccuracies.
Research questions are presented. The research question has
been misidentified or misinterpreted for one of the articles.
Some detail is needed to fully illustrate the research question
for one or two articles.
Research outcomes are presented. The research outcome has
been misidentified or misinterpreted for one of the articles.
Some detail is needed to fully illustrate the research
outcomes for one or two articles.
The setting is indicated for each article. The setting described
for one article is inaccurate or incomplete.
The sample is indicated for each article. The sample described
for one article is inaccurate or incomplete.
The method of study for each article is presented. Some key
aspects are missing for one or two articles, or there are some
inaccuracies for the methods reported.
Discussion of study results, including findings and implications
for nursing practice, is generally presented for each article.
Overall, the discussion includes some relevant details and
explanation.
Researcher recommendations for each article are presented.
Researcher recommendations described for one article are
inaccurate or incomplete.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are
not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence
structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and
style, although some formatting errors may be present.
4: Good (94.00%)
A clinical issue is presented. The issue relates to nursing
practice. Minor detail is needed for clarity.
A PICOT question is provided. The PICOT question format is
applied accurately. Some detail is need for support or clarity.
Article citations and permalinks are presented. Article
citations are presented in APA format. There are minor
errors.
Each article relates to the PICOT question. The articles
provide support for the PICOT question.
Six research articles are presented. One article does not meet
the assignment criteria for a quantitative, qualitative, or
mixed study. A general ability to identify the type of research
design used in a study is demonstrated.
Purpose statements summarized. There are some minor
inaccuracies in some.
Research questions are presented. Minor detail is needed for
clarity in some areas.
Research outcomes are presented. Minor detail is needed for
clarity in some areas.
The setting is indicated for each article. Some detail is needed
to fully illustrate the physical, social, or cultural site in which
the researcher conducted the study.
The sample is indicated for each article. Minor detail is
needed for accuracy.
A discussion on the method of study for each article is
presented.
Discussion of study results, including findings and implications
for nursing practice, is complete and includes relevant details
and explanation.
Researcher recommendations for each article are accurately
presented. Minor detail is needed for accuracy.
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may
be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective
figures of speech are used.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and
style, and format is mostly correct.
5: Excellent (100.00%)
Comments
A clinical issue is thoroughly described. The issue relates to
nursing practice.
I think everyone know you should wash
hands…what will you do about hand
hygiene? Will you give a workshop on the
A PICOT question is clearly presented. The PICOT question
importance of hand hygiene, create a
format is applied accurately and presents an answerable and policy procedure? You also need a
researchable question.
comparison.
Article citations and permalinks are presented. Article
citations are accurately presented in APA format.
At least two of the permalinks do not work
and one is more than five years old.
This was difficult to determine. All had to
Each article clearly relates to the PICOT question. The articles do with readmission after surgery but, not
provide strong support for the PICOT question.
all were directly related to hand hygiene.
Article 1 and six are not qualitative
research. The surveys are converted to
Six research articles are presented. Each article meets the
numbers and statistical analysis is used.
assignment criteria for a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed
Article two does not appear to be actual
study. An ability to identify the different types of research
research but, a review of prevention
design used in a study is consistently demonstrated.
methods.
Purpose statements are accurate and clearly summarized.
Research questions are accurate and capture the
fundamental question posed by the researchers in each
study.
You have not included this information.
Research outcomes are accurate and described in detail for
each article.
The setting in which the researcher conducted the study is
detailed and accurate for each article.
Some of the information is given for some
of the articles.
The sample is indicated and accurate for each article.
Some of this information was not given for
each article.
A thorough discussion on the method of study for each article You need more information than just
is presented.
“survey”
Discussion of study results, including findings and implications
for nursing practice, is thorough with relevant details and
extensive explanation.
Researcher recommendations accurate are thoroughly
described for each article.
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic
English.
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as
appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of
error.
Should have used the graph provided and
answered all questions for each article in
one block
Points Earned
6.00/6.00
9.96/12.00
4.98/6.00
9.96/12.00
9.00/12.00
6.00/6.00
4.50/6.00
6.00/6.00
4.98/6.00
4.98/6.00
4.98/6.00
5.64/6.00
5.64/6.00
9.00/12.00
11.28/12.00
102.90/120.0
Course Code
NRS-433V
Class Code
NRS-433V-OL191
Criteria
Content
Percentage
75.0%
Qualitative Studies
5.0%
Background of Study
10.0%
Article Support of Nursing Practice Issue
15.0%
Method of Study
15.0%
Results of Study
15.0%
Ethical Considerations
15.0%
Organization and Effectiveness
15.0%
Thesis Development and Purpose
5.0%
Argument Logic and Construction
5.0%
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling,
punctuation, grammar, language use)
5.0%
Format
10.0%
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the
major and assignment)
5.0%
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes,
references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to
assignment and style)
5.0%
Total Weightage
100%
Assignment Title
Rough Draft Qualitative Research Critique and Ethical Considerations
1: Unsatisfactory (0.00%)
Only one article is presented. Neither of the articles
presented use qualitative research.
Background of study, including problem, significance to
nursing, purpose, objective, and research questions, is
incomplete.
Discussion on how articles support the PICOT question is
incomplete.
Discussion on the method of study for each article is omitted.
The comparison of study methods is omitted or incomplete.
Discussion of study results, including findings and implications
for nursing practice, is incomplete.
Discussion of ethical considerations when conducting nursing
research is incomplete. A discussion on ethical considerations
of the two articles presented in the essay is incomplete.
Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing
claim.
Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The
conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is
incoherent and uses noncredible sources.
Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede
communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or
sentence construction is used.
Template is not used appropriately or documentation format
is rarely followed correctly.
Sources are not documented.
Total Points
200.0
2: Less Than Satisfactory (75.00%)
Two articles are presented. Of the articles presented, only
one article is based on qualitative research.
Background of study, including problem, significance to
nursing, purpose, objective, and research questions, is
included but lacks relevant details and explanation.
A summary of how articles support the PICOT question is
presented. It is unclear how the articles can be used to
answer the proposed PICOT question. Significant information
and detail are required.
A partial summary of the method of study for each article is
presented. The comparison of study methods is incomplete.
A benefit and a limitation of each method are omitted or
incomplete. There are significant inaccuracies.
A summary of the study results includes findings and
implications for nursing practice but lacks relevant details and
explanation. There are some omissions or inaccuracies.
Discussion of ethical considerations when conducting nursing
research is included but lacks relevant details and
explanation. A discussion on ethical considerations of the two
articles used in the essay is summarized but there are
significant inaccuracies or omissions.
Thesis is insufficiently developed or vague. Purpose is not
clear.
Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks
consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some
sources have questionable credibility.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the
reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence
structure, or word choice are present.
Template is used, but some elements are missing or
mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.
Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as
appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous
formatting errors.
3: Satisfactory (83.00%)
N/A
Background of study, including problem, significance to
nursing, purpose, objective, and research questions, is
partially complete and includes some relevant details and
explanation.
A general discussion on how articles support the PICOT
question is presented. The articles demonstrate general
support in answering the proposed PICOT question. It is
unclear how the interventions and comparison groups in the
articles compare to those identified in the PICOT question.
Some rational or information is needed.
A general discussion on the method of study for each article
is presented. The comparison of study methods is
summarized. A benefit and a limitation of each method are
summarized. There some inaccuracies or partial omissions.
More information is needed.
Discussion of study results, including findings and implications
for nursing practice, is generally presented. Overall, the
discussion includes some relevant details and explanation.
Discussion of ethical considerations when conducting nursing
research is partially complete and includes some relevant
details and explanation. A discussion on ethical
considerations of the two articles used in the essay is
discussed but there are some inaccuracies, or some
information is needed.
Thesis is apparent and appropriate to purpose.
Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The
argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument
logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources
used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the
thesis.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are
not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence
structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some
minor errors may be present.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and
style, although some formatting errors may be present.
4: Good (94.00%)
N/A
Background of study, including problem, significance to
nursing, purpose, objective, and research questions, is
complete and includes relevant details and explanation.
A discussion on how articles support the PICOT question is
presented. The articles demonstrate support in answering the
proposed PICOT question. The interventions and comparison
groups in the articles compare to those identified in the
PICOT question. Minor detail or rational is needed for clarity
or support.
A discussion on the method of study for each article is
presented. The comparison of study methods is generally
described. A benefit and a limitation of each method are
presented. There minor are inaccuracies. Some detail is
required for accuracy or clarity.
Discussion of study results, including findings and implications
for nursing practice, is complete and includes relevant details
and explanation.
Discussion of ethical considerations when conducting nursing
research is complete and includes relevant details and
explanation. A discussion on ethical considerations of the two
articles used in the essay is presented; some detail in needed
for accuracy or clarity.
Thesis is clear and forecasts the development of the paper.
Thesis is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and
appropriate to the purpose.
Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of …
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