When reviewing a research study, you must have the knowledge and skills to accurately read and interpret all parts of a research study. The goal for this assignment is for you to read the entire article, and accurately identify and describe the various sections of the study report. Use the information in chapters from prior weeks as well as this week to help you accurately summarize the study.
Select one quantitative research article from this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings or an article from Appendix A-H of Resource Manual for Nursing Research.
-Complete the Summary of a Research Report worksheet. Fill out the form in its entirety and include the following details in the appropriate sections of the form:
-Identify the type of design that is used in the study.
Using Table 9.4 and Table 9.5 of Nursing Research locate the type of design described in the article.
-Compare the design description in the study to the one in the tables and determine if there is any difference between the two.
-Describe the data analysis to include specific statistical tests and the reason for selecting the specific tests for the study. If there is a test of a hypothesis, what are the results of the data analysis?
Review Box 10.1: Guidelines for Critiquing Design Elements and Study Validity in Quantitative Studies on Nursing Research.
-Develop a data analysis. If there is a test of a hypothesis, what are the results of the data analysis? Do not simply identify a few words by the author(s) referring to the major findings under discussion or conclusions.
Include a full reference for the article you selected using APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your Summary of a Research Report worksheet and your data analysis