A1 Article: (Indicate primary evidence chosen by way of an APA citation.)
A2 Background or Introduction
A2 Review of the Literature
A2 Discussion of Methodology
A2 Data Analysis
A2 Researcher’s conclusion
Note: Credible sources may include professional journals, research reports, professional Web sites, governmental reports, and presentations from professional meetings. Primary research articles must not be more than ten years old.
3. Conduct a review of the 10 peer-reviewed research articles in which you do the following:
a. Develop an annotated bibliography (suggested length of 2–3 pages) of the articles.
Note: An annotated bibliography is one that includes not only a brief summary of content for each book or article reviewed, but also contains other relevant comments and information that the candidate believes can be of help for future study. See Web Links below for more information on annotated bibliographies.
b. Discuss whether the researchers’ evidence collected is adequate to make a recommendation for a practice change.
c. Identify whether the researchers chose tools that were similar or different.
d. Discuss whether you believe the tools the researchers chose could have affected their results.
4. Develop an evidence summary of the articles, identifying at least two key criteria that were used to develop it.
5. Recommend a specific nursing strategy based on the researcher’s recommendations and evidence you found in your review.
6. Explain why you believe it is important to use a theoretical model for nursing research.
C. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the attached Rubric Terms.
Note: When using sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the General Instructions section.
Primary Research Matrix
EBT Task 724.8.1-01-06, 8.2-01-06
1. Create a table using nine columns like the one below, using a spreadsheet or word-processing program.
2. Once you have created these special categorical columns, you can now use them to analyze your data and help organize your review. Simply sort your spreadsheet or table on a column of interest and you will be able to get a new view or organizing framework for your data. When sorting, select all columns rather than sorting by one column as this would mix up your data.
Author(s) Source Date (year) Research Type (experimental, quasi-experimental, case series, ethnographic, etc) Population/
sample size Outcome measures Pertinent data from results Suggested Conclusions Comments