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 page.
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