NUR504 - full course - 2017

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Week 1 discussion

DQ1

Discuss the differences between research, research utilization, and evidence-based practice. You may want to link this to the historical evolution of research in nursing.

DQ2

Identify and discuss two major ways in which qualitative research differs from quantitative research. Is one better than the other? Provide reference(s).

Week 2 discussion

DQ1

Discuss sources of bias for both quantitative and qualitative research. For quantitative research, be sure to address both random and systematic bias. You may use examples from the articles you selected as illustrations of bias and/or preventing bias.

DQ2

Researchers often identify the research problem and then go in search of a theory. Discuss the disadvantages of doing this. What does the textbook recommend that researchers do to assure a true fit between theory and designing the study?

Week 3 discussion

DQ1

Describe the quantitative design of the article you selected. Present the strengths and limitations of this type of design according to the textbook and how these are reflected in your study. In one of your responses, contrast the design you have selected with at least one design presented by a classmate in one of your responses.

DQ2

Describe the qualitative design (or methodology) of the article you selected. Present the strengths and limitations of this type of design according to the textbook, and explain how these strengths and limitations are reflected in your study. In one of your responses, contrast the design you have selected with at least one design presented by a classmate.

Week 4 discussion

DQ1

Read the section Questionnaires Versus Interviews in the textbook. How are these guidelines similar and different from data collected by nurses when giving care? What principles did you identify that are new to you but could be important in improving your collection of clinical data?

DQ2

You are interested in nurses' attitudes toward EBP. Which method do you think would work best to obtain this information: a questionnaire, a face-to-face interview, or a group interview? Defend your answer.

Week 5 discussion

DQ1

Demographic data are collected for every study. What is the purpose of describing the demographic data?

DQ2

There is a tendency for novice researchers to develop their own instrument if they cannot readily find one. How might you respond to a peer or manager who asks you to help develop a new tool to collect patient data on anxiety prior to cardiac catheterization?

Week 6 discussion

DQ1

State in your own words what is meant by Type I and Type II errors. Why are these important? Name one thing that can be done to improve internal validity of a study.

DQ2

An example of a multivariate procedure is analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). Explain what is meant by the following statement: ANCOVA offers post hoc statistical control. Provide an example.

Week 7 discussion

DQ1

In the final section of study reports, there is a section on implications and recommendations. Describe the difference between these terms. Provide examples from one of the studies that you critiqued.

DQ2

Researchers have a responsibility to identify the limitations of a study. What is meant by limitation? Provide examples from one of the studies that you critiqued.

Week 8 discussion

DQ1

Post your group's CLC EBP Project. Critically read two CLC EBP Projects (other than your own). Name one barrier for each that could impact the implementation of the guideline in practice, and explain how you would work through this issue.

DQ2

Discuss what is meant by mixed-methods designs. What are the limitations of mixed-methods designs.

Week 1 assignment

Select an article from a peer-reviewed nursing journal regarding an EBP process or implementation.

Write a summary of 750-1,000 words that includes the following criteria:

An introduction that explains the focus of the article.

A summary of key points of the article.

A list of the steps taken by nursing to develop and implement an EBP.

Application of the learned information to a practice setting where the student either identifies an EBP that has been applied to your setting or a practice problem that would benefit from the implementation of an EBP.

A clear and concise conclusion.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Week 2 assignment

Quantitative and Qualitative Research Review

Choose two scholarly, peer-reviewed articles about research studies. One article must be an example of a qualitative research study; the other must be a quantitative example.

These articles will be utilized for assignments in Topics 3, 4, 6 and 8; they can be found using the GCU Library or any of the sources recommended in the readings.

Write a 350-500-word statement which includes:

A description of why each research study is categorized as quantitative or qualitative.

A justification for your selections.

Rationale for choosing the journal(s) in which the articles were published.

A link to the selected articles or an attached copy of each article.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Week 2 assignment

CLC Agreement

CLC Group Project Agreement

CLC Course Information

Course Name/Section Number:

Instructor’s Name:

Start Date of the Course:

CLC Member Contact Information

(Who is in our group?)

CLC Member Name Primary E-mail Address Secondary E-mail Address Other Contact Information

CLC Group Values

(What do we need to do to ensure our team’s success?)

What each team member agrees to do: Why this is important to the team:

Check into the CLC regularly to review progress on the assignment.

Contribute ideas and feedback to the group from initial discussions throughout project completion.

Communicate with all CLC members as soon as a problem or issue arises.

Maintain respectful communication with all team members.

Complete assigned tasks by the deadlines set by the CLC members.

Take a leadership role in CLC assignments.

Make sure to cite and reference all sources of information used in completing tasks.

Other:

Other:

Project Management Specifics

(What needs to be undertaken to complete the CLC project?)

CLC Member’s Name Task to be completed by this team member: Due date for completing the task for the CLC to review:

Contributing one or more ideas for how the project should be completed.

Outlining the CLC project.

Assigning tasks to CLC members.

Performing research on assigned topics and writing it up for CLC members to review.

Making sure everyone meets their assigned deadlines for tasks.

Proofreading and editing the paper.

Submitting the paper via the Assignments feature by the due date deadline.

Other:

Other:

CLC Group Interaction Guidelines

(How can we anticipate and deal with group conflict when it arises?)

What could happen to impede our teamwork? What we will do if this happens?

A CLC member doesn’t provide project ideas or feedback to other team members.

A CLC member doesn’t complete his or her task at all.

A CLC member completes his or her task, but turns it in after the agreed-upon due date.

Other:

Other:

Note: This last section will be filled out at end of the project and resubmitted.

CLC Group Review Process

(What makes a CLC effective?)

What did our CLC do well? What can we do to be a more effective CLC next time?

Week 3 assignment

Write a summary of each of the articles that you identified in Topic 2.

Address the following:

Write one research summary that uses a quantitative research design.

Write one research summary that uses a qualitative research design.

Each summary should be 250-500 words and should follow the template provided in "Summarize Research Articles."

Use APA Level Heading 2 to separate the distinct parts of the study.

These article summaries will form the basis of the Critique of Research Studies Parts 1-3 assignments in Topics 4, 6, and 8.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Week 4 assignment

Critique of Research Studies Instructions

Directions:

Complete a critique of the quantitative and qualitative articles that were submitted in Topic 3.

This assignment will be completed in three parts. Refer to the information below as a guide to the information that should be included in each part.

Follow the guidelines for the quantitative and qualitative article critiques in Chapter 5, Box 5.2: Guide to an Overall Critique of a Quantitative Research Report and Box 5.3: Guide to an Overall Critique of a Qualitative Research Report of the textbook or the Research Critique Additional Template Resource.

1) Utilize a central heading to indicate that what follows is the critique of the articles.

2) The side headings of the critique for each article should follow the headings in Box 5.2 and 5.3.

3) Note that within these BASIC guidelines, there are additional references to Detailed Critiquing Guidelines found in various boxes in chapters focused on the various elements of a research study report. Use these to expand the research study and to learn specific terminology appropriate to the critique of research.

When turning in the final submission, please put in the following order: Quantitative Article Critique, Qualitative Article Critique, References (should include the two articles, the text, and any other additional sources).

Critique of Research Studies – Part 1: Due Topic 4

For Part 1 of the critique, focus only on the following segments for each article:

Quantitative Qualitative

• Title • Title

• Abstract • Abstract

• Introduction • Introduction

o Statement of the problem o Statement of the problem

o Hypotheses or research questions o Research questions

o Literature review o Literature review

o Conceptual/theoretical framework o Conceptual underpinnings

Critique of Research Studies – Part 2: Due Topic 6

For Part 2 of the critique, focus only on the following segments for each article:

Quantitative Qualitative

• Method • Method

o Protection of human rights o Protection of participants’ rights

o Research design o Research design and research tradition

o Population and sample o Sample and setting

o Data collection and measurement o Data collection

o Procedures o Procedures

o Enhancement of trustworthiness

Critique of Research Studies - Part 3: Due Topic 8

For Part 3 of the critique, focus only on the following segments for each article:

Quantitative Qualitative

• Results • Results

o Data analysis o Data analysis

o Findings

o Reliability and Validity o Findings

• Discussion o Theoretical integrations

o Interpretation of findings • Discussion

o Implications/recommendations o Interpretation of the findings

• Global Issues o Implications/recommendations

o Presentation • Global Issues

o Researcher credibility o Presentation

o Summary assessment o Researcher credibility

o Summary assessment

Week 4 assignment

CLC Assignment: Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Project Student Guide

The final course of your program will require you to develop and implement an evidence-based practice (EBP) guideline. This is your opportunity to learn the process and perhaps even identify an area of interest. Your choice of a topic for the capstone course should be related to your area of specialty.

Each course you take will provide you with the opportunity to investigate theory and empirical literature to identify the relevant evidence you will need to complete this project. In NUR-504, students engage in an EBP group project throughout the course.

Group work has benefits and liabilities. Everyone assigned to a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) is expected to participate equally in the work in terms of time and quality of effort. The assignment should be apportioned to make the best use of the strengths of individual team members.

Honest communication is critical to effective group work. The best way to avoid conflict is to set very clear expectations at the outset. If a group member does not do what is expected (previously agreed to), the group member should be referred to the original agreement for clarification, rather than engaging in a confrontation that may become personal.

At the end of the project, students will have an opportunity to evaluate each other. These peer evaluations will be taken into consideration when grading individuals within the group. Course faculty are able to observe the process in the CLC Forum. If your work takes place outside the forum, this information will not be available. Be certain, even if you communicate via e-mail, phone, or face-to-face, to record the communication in the CLC Forum.

EBP Project Outline

The outline below includes the key deliverables for the CLC group project. Individual assignments and discussion requirements are provided on the course syllabus. If you have questions after reviewing the course materials, please contact your instructor for clarity.

Topic 1:

No CLC project assignments are due in Topic 1.

Check into your CLC group. Describe your prior experience with evidence-based practice (EBP) including participation in developing EBP guidelines or protocols for changing practice.

Prepare for your upcoming Topic 2 assignment, the Collaborative Learning Community (CLC): EBP Agreement, by reviewing the "CLC Agreement." In the CLC Forum, discuss and provide responses for each component of the "CLC Agreement."

Group members should provide contact information and determine tasks in the Project Management Specifics section for which they will be responsible.

Complete the "CLC Agreement," except for the CLC Group Review Process section, which will be completed at the end of the project.

Choose one member to input the CLC’s responses for all sections of the form. Submit the completed CLC Agreement to the instructor at the end of Topic 2.

Topic 2:

The Collaborative Learning Community (CLC): EBP Agreement is due in Topic 2.

Prepare for your upcoming Topic 4 assignment, Collaborative Learning Community: EBP Identification of Clinical Question, by brainstorming and initiating conversation regarding potential topics of interest. Remember to record all communication in the CLC Forum.

The project should focus on a nursing-related problem related to nursing practice, advance practice, leadership, or education. Identify several topics of interest and have individual group members do a quick survey of the literature to be sure that there is sufficient evidence available.

In order to develop a guideline/protocol, you will need credible resources. The course readings include all of the information needed to complete this project. Chapters 1 and 2 of the textbook provide the necessary information regarding EBP and how to find evidence “Resources for Evidence-Based Practice” in Chapter 2 will be very valuable. Chapter 5 provides strategies for locating credible information. The sooner you read these chapters with the project in mind, the easier it will be to complete the project.

Topic 3:

No CLC project assignments are due in Topic 3.

Continue to prepare for your upcoming Topic 4 assignment, Collaborative Learning Community: EBP Identification of Clinical Question. Remember to record all communication in the CLC Forum.

Refer to Figure 2.2 in the textbook for the EBP process model you will use to complete this project. Please note that you will not complete the entire process in this model. You will reach the step that begins “Pilot the change in practice.”

As a group, finalize your choice of topic. Make sure to review the literature regarding clinical problems presented in the previous topic in order to ensure that there is adequate evidence for your choice.

State your topic in the form of a foreground question and a problem statement. Chapter 4 in the textbook will serve as an appropriate resource for framing the foreground question and problem statement.

Choose one group member to submit the completed assignment and the initial reference list to the instructor by the end of Topic 4.

Topic 4:

The Collaborative Learning Community: EBP Identification of Clinical Question assignment is due.

Prepare for your upcoming Topic 5 assignment, Collaborative Learning Community: EBP Literature Search/Appraisal of Evidence. Remember to record all communication in the CLC Forum.

Use the evidence hierarchy pyramid provided in Figure 2.1 in the textbook as a guide for the levels of evidence in your reference list.

Locate case studies, relevant clinical articles written by experts, research articles, evidence-based guidelines, protocols, and theories that may guide the identification of appropriate solutions. This can include the articles reviewed in Topic 3. Note: Not all theories will have research that allows them to have a level assigned to them. This does not mean they are not good theories. A true proposal would require a comprehensive review of the literature and inclusion of all relevant works.

Appraise the evidence using the guidelines provided in the textbook. Use these guidelines to discard references that are untrustworthy or irrelevant. Box 2.2 can help with this decision-making process. Chapter 5 provides guidance on how to synthesize the article findings.

Use the assigned Topic Material, “CLC EBP Research Table,” to consolidate and present the findings. Limit the articles to no more than 10 (two per student in the CLC group would be reasonable). Choose one group member to submit the completed assignment by the end of Topic 5.

Topic 5:

The Collaborative Learning Community: EBP Literature Search/Appraisal of Evidence assignment is due.

Topic 6:

No CLC project assignments are due in Topic 6.

Prepare for your upcoming Topic 7 assignment, Collaborative Learning Community: EBP Develop Clinical Guideline and Implementation Plan, by initiating development of a guideline or protocol based on your search of the literature. Remember to record all communication in the CLC Forum.

Consider how to implement the intervention to test the protocol. Identify potential barriers and describe strategies to gain cooperation from individuals who will be implementing the change.

Refer back to the foreground question and problem statement you developed and submitted earlier in the course, as well as the research synthesis. Use these components to develop the clinical protocol and the implementation plan, including a timeline with criteria for evaluating the outcomes.

Topic 7:

The Collaborative Learning Community: EBP Development Guidelines and Implementation Plan assignment is due.

Prepare for your upcoming Topic 8 discussion—Topic 8 DQ 1: EBP Project Forum—by identifying one CLC group member who will post the completed assignment in Topic 8 discussion forum.

Topic 8:

Topic 8 DQ 1: EBP Project Forum is due in the Main Forum, as directed by the course syllabus.

Week 5 assignment

CLC: EBP Research Table

Citation

Include the APA reference note. Abstract/Purpose

Craft a 100-150 word summary of the research. Research/Study

Describe the design of the relevant research or study in the article. Methods

Describe the methods used, including tools, systems, etc. Setting/Subject

Identify the population and

the setting in which the study was conducted. Findings/Results

Identify the relevant findings, including any specific data points that may be of interest to your EBP project. Variables

Describe the independent and dependent variables in the research/study. Implication for Practice

Articulate the value of the research to the EBP project your group has chosen.

Independent Variable Dependent Variable

Week 6 assignment

Critique of Research Studies Instructions

Directions:

Complete a critique of the quantitative and qualitative articles that were submitted in Topic 3.

This assignment will be completed in three parts. Refer to the information below as a guide to the information that should be included in each part.

Follow the guidelines for the quantitative and qualitative article critiques in Chapter 5, Box 5.2: Guide to an Overall Critique of a Quantitative Research Report and Box 5.3: Guide to an Overall Critique of a Qualitative Research Report of the textbook or the Research Critique Additional Template Resource.

1) Utilize a central heading to indicate that what follows is the critique of the articles.

2) The side headings of the critique for each article should follow the headings in Box 5.2 and 5.3.

3) Note that within these BASIC guidelines, there are additional references to Detailed Critiquing Guidelines found in various boxes in chapters focused on the various elements of a research study report. Use these to expand the research study and to learn specific terminology appropriate to the critique of research.

When turning in the final submission, please put in the following order: Quantitative Article Critique, Qualitative Article Critique, References (should include the two articles, the text, and any other additional sources).

Critique of Research Studies – Part 1: Due Topic 4

For Part 1 of the critique, focus only on the following segments for each article:

Quantitative Qualitative

• Title • Title

• Abstract • Abstract

• Introduction • Introduction

o Statement of the problem o Statement of the problem

o Hypotheses or research questions o Research questions

o Literature review o Literature review

o Conceptual/theoretical framework o Conceptual underpinnings

Critique of Research Studies – Part 2: Due Topic 6

For Part 2 of the critique, focus only on the following segments for each article:

Quantitative Qualitative

• Method • Method

o Protection of human rights o Protection of participants’ rights

o Research design o Research design and research tradition

o Population and sample o Sample and setting

o Data collection and measurement o Data collection

o Procedures o Procedures

o Enhancement of trustworthiness

Critique of Research Studies - Part 3: Due Topic 8

For Part 3 of the critique, focus only on the following segments for each article:

Quantitative Qualitative

• Results • Results

o Data analysis o Data analysis

o Findings

o Reliability and Validity o Findings

• Discussion o Theoretical integrations

o Interpretation of findings • Discussion

o Implications/recommendations o Interpretation of the findings

• Global Issues o Implications/recommendations

o Presentation • Global Issues

o Researcher credibility o Presentation

o Summary assessment o Researcher credibility

o Summary assessment

Week 7 assignment

CLC - EBP Develop Clinical Guideline and Implementation Plan

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

In a 750-1,000 word paper, complete the protocol and write the plan to pilot the change in practice.

The clinical guidelines should include the problem statement, EBP question, literature review, research synthesis, the clinical protocol, and the implementation plan. Identify specific, realistic patient outcomes that will be used for evaluating the clinical guidelines.

The implementation plan for the protocol should include a timeline with criteria for evaluating the outcomes. Barriers/Obstacles or drivers for change should be identified and addressed.

Refer to the "CLC Assignment: Evidence-Based Project (EBP) Student Guide" for additional guidance.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Week 8 assignment

Follow the instructions provided in "Critique of Research Studies Instructions."

When turning in the final submission, please arrange the elements in the following order: Quantitative Article Critique, Qualitative Article Critique, References (should include the two articles, the text, and any other additional sources).

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

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