Assignment: Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist Paper

Assignment: Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist Paper

For this assignment, you will locate two research studies related to the topic and PICOT questions that you developed in Week 2. The articles must be current (within the last five years), and one article must be quantitative, and one article must be qualitative.

Article choice is very important, therefore: Assignment: Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist Paper

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  • Articles used for this assignment cannot be used for the other assignments. The selected articles should be original research studies. Review articles, concept analysis, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, integrative review, and systemic review articles should not be used.
  • Mixed-methods studies should not be used.

There are two parts to this assignment.

Part 1: Complete a Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist

  • Select one each: qualitative and quantitative research articles.
  • Create a Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist for the two research articles (one column per article).
  • Complete with brief, concise, summarized information.

Part II: Write a summary (one- to two- pages)Assignment: Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist Paper

  • Identify differences between quantitative and qualitative designs and research methods.
  • Use current APA Style for your summary paper and to cite your sources.
  • Submit the checklist and summary.
    Stipulate the Importance of this article to you in your practice.
    APA Style Reference with link APA Style Reference with link
    Purpose Statement Problem Statement
    Setting Setting
    Sample Size N= Participant Size N=
    Randomized? Yes No
    Country / Location Country / Location
    Date of Study Date of Study
    Data Collection Data Collection
    (Survey, Longitudinal, Correlation, Causal

    /Comparative, Experimental)

    (Observations, Interviews, Notes, a/v recordings, etc.)
    Data Analysis Data Analysis
    (descriptive, correlation, regressive, etc.) Type of Coding (Open, Axial Selective)
    Methodology Methodology
    (Probability: Simple, Stratified, Cluster, Systematic;

    Non-Probability: Convenience, Consecutive, Quota, Snowball, Judgmental)

    (Phenomenological, Ethnographic, Grounded Theory, Case Study, Historical, Narrative)

    NURS 350

    Rapid Critical Appraisal (RCA) Comparisons

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    Stipulate the Importance of this article to you in your practice.
     

    Hypothesis / Null Hypothesis

    Easy to Find? Yes No  

    Research Questions

    Easy to Find? Yes No
    [Null]

    Hypothesis

    [If no hypothesis or research question is given, state the research aim, objective or purpose]

    Research Questions and Sub Questions
    Reliability and Validity
    Independent variable(s) & definition (experimental studies) Research variables (nonexperimental studies)
    Dependent variables Easy to Find? Yes No
     

    Tools & definition

     

    Unusual events

     

    Sample attrition

     

    %

    Participant attrition  

    %

    Findings (Results) Findings (Outcomes)
    Relevance / Relevance /
    Significance to Significance to
    Nursing Nursing
    Practice Practice
    Additional Additional
    Thoughts, Thoughts,
    Comments, Comments,
    Contributions Contributions

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