DNP graduates are expected to apply research findings and integrate nursing science into evidence-based practice. To develop your skills in this high level of nursing practice, you will analyze the strengths and weaknesses

Research for Evidence Based Practice 

ASSIGNMENT: ARTICLE CRITIQUE

DNP graduates are expected to apply research findings and integrate nursing science into evidence-based practice. To develop your skills in this high level of nursing practice, you will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of a research study over the next several weeks using the concepts presented throughout the course. 

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·        A brief, 1- to 2-paragraph overview of the quantitative study that you selected. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSIGNMENT THE ARTICLE CANNOT BE A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Review the Walden University library information on a systematic review https://academicanswers.waldenu.edu/faq/145443Links to an external site.

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·        An explanation of two to three strengths of the study and support for your selection (i.e., why is this a strength?). Be specific.

·        An explanation of two to three weaknesses of the study and support for your selection (i.e., why is this a weakness?). Be specific.

·        Note: The strengths and weaknesses that you identified should be in relation to design, sampling, data collection, statistical analysis, results, and discussion of the study that you selected.

·        An explanation of proposed changes that you would recommend to improve the quality of the study, capitalizing on the strengths and improving on the weaknesses that you identified in the study. Be specific and provide examples.

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·        A final summary of the implications of this study for nursing practice.

The purpose of the analysis is to help you develop a deeper understanding of the research process, to inspire you to think critically and deeply about research on a specific topic, and to strengthen your ability to integrate research findings into evidence-based nursing practice. This Assignment also gives you practice in analyzing the research literature, which will support you when you begin your DNP project. Before you proceed, please review the rubric for this Assignment

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RESOURCES

 LEARNING RESOURCES

Required Readings

·        Gray, J. R., & Grove, S. K. (2020). Burns and Grove’s the practice of nursing research: Appraisal, synthesis, and generation of evidence (9th ed.). Elsevier.

o   Chapter 24, “Using Statistics to Predict” (pp. 675–686)

Linear Regression Resources 

·        Chi, C., Wu, H., Huan, C., & Lee, Y. (2017). Using linear regression to identify critical demographic variables affecting patient safety culture from viewpoints of physicians and nursesLinks to an external site.Hospital Practices and Research, 2(2), 47–53. doi:10.15171/hpr.2017.12

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·        De Groot, K., De Veer, A. J. E., Paans, W., & Francke, A. L. (2020). Use of electronic health records and standardized terminologies: A nationwide survey of nursing staff experiencesLinks to an external site.International Journal of Nursing StudiesLinks to an external site.104. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103523

·        Echevarria, I. M., Patterson, B. J., & Krouse, A. (2017). Predictors of transformational leadership of nurse managersLinks to an external site.Journal of Nursing Management, 25(3), 167–175. doi:10.1111/jonm.12452

·        Edmonson, C. (2015). Strengthening moral courage among nurse leadersLinks to an external site.Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 20(2). doi:10.3912/OJIN.Vol20No20PPT01

·        Malagon-Aguilera, M. C., Suñer-Soler, R., Bonmatí-Tomas, A., Bosch-Farré, C., Gelabert-Vilella. S., & Juvinyà-Canal, D. (2019). Relationship between sense of coherence, health and work engagement among nursesLinks to an external site.Journal of Nursing Management27(8), 1620–1630. doi:10.1111/jonm.12848

·        Westland, H., Schuurmans, M. J., Bos-Touwen, I. D., de Bruin-van Leersum, M. A., Monninkhof, E. M., Schröder, C. D., de Vette, D. A., & Trappenburg, J. C. (2020). Effectiveness of the nurse-led Activate intervention in patients at risk of cardiovascular disease in primary care: A cluster-randomised controlled trialLinks to an external site.European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing19(8), 721–731. doi:10.1177/1474515120919547

·        Yeom, H.-E. (2021). Causal beliefs about hypertension and self-care behaviour in Korean patientsLinks to an external site.Collegian28(1), 48–56. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2020.04.007

Article Critique Resources

·        Coughlan, M., Cronin, P., & Ryan, F. (2007). Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: Quantitative researchLinks to an external site.British Journal of Nursing, 16(11), 658–663. doi:10.12968/bjon.2007.16.11.23681

·        Ryan, F., Coughlan, M., & Cronin, P. (2007). Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 2: Qualitative researchLinks to an external site.British Journal of Nursing, 16(12), 738–744. doi:10.12968/bjon.2007.16.12.23726

·        Vance, D. E., Talley, M., Azuero, A., Pearce, P. F., & Christian, B. J. (2013). Conducting an article critique for a quantitative research study: Perspectives for doctoral students and other novice readersLinks to an external site.Nursing: Research and Reviews, 3, 67–75. doi:10.2147/NRR.S43374

Be sure to review the Learning Resources before completing this activity.
Click the weekly resources link to access the resources. 

WEEKLY RESOURCES

The Assignment: (5–7 pages)

·        Select a research article from the body of literature that you have reviewed related to the practice gap you have identified and for which you will develop for your DNP Project.

·        Review the various quantitative research designs presented in the textbook readings and research articles.

·        Consider the research design used in your selected article. Ask yourself the following questions.

o   Is the design appropriate for the study? Why or why not?

o   Would a different design provide better results? Why or why not?

You are not required to submit this Assignment this week.

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 CenterLinks to an external site. provides an example of those required elements. All papers submitted must use this formatting.

Rubric

NURS_8201_Week10_Assignment2_Rubric

NURS_8201_Week10_Assignment2_Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Write a 1- to 2-paragraph
overview of the study selected.

25 to
>
22.0 pts

Excellent

The
response accurately and completely provides a detailed overview of the
research study selected.

22 to
>
19.0 pts

Good

The
response accurately provides an overview of the research study selected.

19 to
>
17.0 pts

Fair

The
response inaccurately or vaguely provides an overview of the research study
selected.

17 to
>
0 pts

Poor

The
response inaccurately and vaguely provides an overview of the research
study selected, or it is missing.

25 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Explain two to three strengths
of the study and support for your selection. Be specific.Explain two to three
weaknesses of the study and support for your selection. Be specific.

80 to
>
71.0 pts

Excellent

The
response accurately and clearly explains in detail two to three strengths
of the study…. The response accurately and clearly explains in detail two
to three weaknesses of the study…. The response includes relevant,
specific, and appropriate examples that fully support the strengths and
weaknesses explained.

71 to
>
70.0 pts

Good

The
response accurately explains two to three strengths of the study…. The
response accurately explains two to three weaknesses of the study…. The
response includes relevant, specific, and accurate examples that support
the strengths and weaknesses explained.

70 to
>
55.0 pts

Fair

The
response inaccurately or vaguely explains two to three strengths of the
study…. The response inaccurately or vaguely explains two to three
weaknesses of the study…. OR… The response explains 2>

55 to
>
0 pts

Poor

The
response inaccurately and vaguely explains two to three strengths of the
study, or it is missing…. The response inaccurately and vaguely explains
two to three weaknesses of the study, or it is missing. … The response
includes inaccurate and vague examples that do not support the strengths
weaknesses explained, or it is missing.

80 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Explain the proposed changes
that you would recommend to improve the quality of the study. Capitalize on
the strengths to improve on the weaknesses. Be specific and provide examples.

100 to
>
89.0 pts

Excellent

The
response comprehensively and fully explains, in detail, the proposed
recommended changes to improve the quality of the study…. The response
accurately and clearly analyzes, in detail, the strengths of the study, in
the proposed changes, to capitalize on these strengths. … The response
includes relevant, specific, and appropriate examples to fully support the
proposed changes.

89 to
>
79.0 pts

Good

The
response explains the proposed recommended changes to improve the quality
of the study…. The response analyzes the strengths of the study, in the
proposed changes, to capitalize on these strengths. … The response
includes relevant, specific, and accurate examples that support the
proposed changes.

79 to
>
69.0 pts

Fair

The
response inaccurately or vaguely explains the proposed recommended changes
to improve the quality of the study…. The response inaccurately or
vaguely analyzes the strengths of the study, in the proposed changes, and
may capitalize on these strengths. … The response includes inaccurate and
irrelevant examples that may support the proposed changes.

69 to
>
0 pts

Poor

The
response inaccurately and vaguely explains the proposed recommended changes
to improve the quality of the study, or it is missing…. The response
inaccurately and vaguely analyzes the strengths of the study, in the
proposed changes, and does not capitalize on these strengths, or it is
missing. … The response includes inaccurate and vague examples that do
not support the proposed changes, or it is missing.

100 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Write a final summary of the
implications of this study for nursing practice.

50 to
>
44.0 pts

Excellent

The
response accurately and clearly summarizes, in detail, the implications of
this study for nursing practice…. The response includes relevant,
specific, and appropriate examples that fully support the summarized
implications.

44 to
>
39.0 pts

Good

The response
accurately summarizes the implications of this study for nursing
practice…. The response includes relevant, specific, and accurate
examples that support the summarized implications.

39 to
>
34.0 pts

Fair

The
response inaccurately or vaguely summarizes the implications of this study
for nursing practice…. The response includes inaccurate and irrelevant
examples that may support the summarized implications.

34 to
>
0 pts

Poor

The
response inaccurately and vaguely summarizes the implications of this study
for nursing practice, or it is missing…. The response includes inaccurate
and vague examples that do not support the summarized implications, or it
is missing.

50 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
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.

15 to
>
12.0 pts

Excellent

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.

12 to
>
10.5 pts

Good

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.

10.5 to
>
10.0 pts

Fair

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.

10 to
>
0 pts

Poor

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

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
Written Expression and
Formatting – English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and
proper punctuation

15 to
>
12.0 pts

Excellent

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

12 to >10.5 pts

Good

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

10.5 to
>
10.0 pts

Fair

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

10 to
>
0 pts

Poor

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

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning
Outcome
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.

15 to
>
12.0 pts

Excellent

Uses
correct APA format with no errors.

12 to
>
10.5 pts

Good

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

10.5 to
>
10.0 pts

Fair

Contains
several (3 or 4) APA format errors.

10 to
>
0 pts

Poor

Contains
many (≥ 5) APA format errors.

15 pts

Total Points: 300

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