Evaluating a Quantitative Research Study

Evaluating a Quantitative Research Study

Activity 2

Evaluating a Quantitative Research Study 

Examine the study- Harris, M. F., Chan, B. C., Laws, R. A., Williams, A. M., Davies, G. P., Jayasinghe, U. W., … Milat, A. (2013). The impact of a brief lifestyle intervention delivered by generalist community nurses (CN SNAP trial). BMC Public Health, 13(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-375

In this assessment, you will evaluate the study according to research design methods, procedures and study results, for example, see Evaluating a Quantitative Study (Houser, 2019, p. 345 & p. 377).

Suggested Reading

Chapter 6 (pp. 131-153), Chapter 7 (pp. 157-185), Chapter 8 (pp. 189-226) Chapter 12 (pp.323-350) & Chapter 13 (pp. 351-380) In Houser, J. (2018).  Nursing research:  Readings, using & creating evidence (4th ed.).  Burlington, MA:  Jones & Bartlett Learning

Astroth, K. S., & Chung, S. Y. (2018). Focusing on the fundamentals: Reading quantitative research with a critical eye. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 45(3), 283-287. Retrieved from http://americansentinel.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.americansentinel.idm.oclc.org/docview/2063390700?accountid=169658

Additional Instructions:

  • All submissions should have a title page and reference page.
  • Utilize a minimum of two scholarly resources.
  • Adhere to grammar, spelling and punctuation criteria.
  • Adhere to APA compliance guidelines.
  • Adhere to the chosen Submission Option for Delivery of Activity guidelines.

Submission Option:

Paper

  • 4 to 6-page paper. Include title and reference pages.

Note: Title and reference pages/slides do not count towards the count requirements.

Evidenced-Based Practice- Evaluating a Quantitative Research Study

Description: The baccalaureate graduate nurse will demonstrate an understanding of the basic

elements of the research process and models for applying evidence to clinical practice.

Course Competencies: 1) Examine the relationships among theory, practice, and research. 2)

Interpret research findings using the elements of the research process. 3) Differentiate between

ethical and legal precepts that guide research conduct and protect human subjects. 4) Integrate

reliable evidence from multiple ways of knowing, to inform practice and make clinical

judgments. 5) Evaluate data from relevant sources, including technology, to inform the delivery

of care to culturally and ethnically diverse populations. 6) Collaborate with health team

members to collect, interpret, synthesize and disseminate evidence to improve patient outcomes

in complex health care environments.

QSEN Competency: 3) Evidence-Based Practice

BSN Essential III

Area Gold

Mastery

Silver

Proficient

Bronze

Acceptable

Acceptable

Mastery not

Demonstrated

Evaluates

research design

of study using all

of the

components of

the evaluation

checklists in

Houser 2018, p.

345

Evaluates

research design

of study using all

of the

components of

the evaluation

checklists in

Houser 2018, p.

345

Evaluates

research design

of study using

(75%)

components of

the evaluation

checklists in

Houser (2018).

Evaluates

research design

of study using

some (50% or

less) components

of the evaluation

checklists in

Houser (2018).

Does not address

section

Evaluates

methods/procedu

re, and results of

the study using

all of the

components of

the evaluation

checklist in

Houser 2018,

p.377

Evaluates

methods/procedu

re, and results of

the study using

all of the

components of

the evaluation

checklist in

Houser 2018,

p.377

Evaluates

methods/procedu

res and results of

the study using

(75%)

components of

the evaluation

checklists in

Houser (2018).

Evaluates

methods/procedu

res and results of

the study using

some (50% or

less) components

of the evaluation

checklists in

Houser (2018).

Does not address

section

Discusses the

importance of

research, how the

study contributes

to EBP and

applicability of

the specific study

to clinical

practice

Discusses the

importance of

research, how the

study contributes

to EBP and

applicability of

the specific study

to clinical

practice

Discusses the

importance of

research and how

the study may

contribute to

EBP in general

but not how the

specific study

contributes to

current clinical

practice.

Provides simple

definitions of

research and

evidence but

does not delve

into the

relationship

among research,

evidence-based

practice and

Does not address

section

improving

practice

APA, Grammar,

Spelling, and

Punctuation

No errors in APA,

Spelling, and

Punctuation.

One to three errors

in APA, Spelling,

and Punctuation.

Four to six errors

in APA, Spelling,

and Punctuation.

Seven or more

errors in APA,

Spelling, and

Punctuation.

References Provides two or

more references.

Provides two

references.

Provides one

references.

Provides no

references.

 
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