NR449 Evidence Based Practice
c. Use of APA format (sixth edition) d. Page length: three pages
PREPARING THE PAPER 1. Please make sure you do not duplicate articles
within your group. 2. Paper should include a title page and a reference
DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA Assignment Criteria Points Description
1. Problem is described: What is the focus of your group’s work? 2.
Significance of the problem is described: What health outcomes result
from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem? You
may find support on websites for government or professional
organizations. 3. Purpose of your paper: What will your paper do or
describe? “The purpose of this paper is to . . .”
**Please note that although most of these questions are the same as
you addressed in paper 1, the purpose of this paper is different. You
can use your work from paper 1 for items 1 and 2 above, including any
suggestions for improvement provided as feedback. Item 3 above should be
specific to this paper.
Description of Findings: Summary
Summarize the basics of each article in a matrix table that appears in the appendix.
Description of Findings: Description
Describe in the body of the paper the following. • What concepts
have been studied? • What methods have been used? • Who are the
participants or members of the samples? • What instruments have been
used? Did the authors describe the reliability and validity? • How do
you answer your original “purpose of this paper” question? Do the
findings of the articles provide evidence for your answers? If so, how?
If not, what is still needed to be able to answer your question? • What
is needed for the next step? Identify two questions that can help guide
the group’s work.
Description of Findings: Conclusion
Conclusion: Review major findings in your paper in a summary paragraph.
1. Correct grammar and spelling 2. Use headings for each section:
Problem, Synthesis of the Literature (Concepts, Methods, Participants,
Instruments, Implications for Future Work), Conclusion. 3. APA format
(sixth ed.): Appendices follow references. 4. Paper length: Three pages
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