Week 4: Research Literature, Design and Sampling

Week 4: Research Literature, Design and Sampling
Purpose:
This assignment provides the opportunity for the student to continue development of a MSN EBP scholarly project that started with the identification of a nursing issue and PICOT/PICo question. The focus of this assignment is to discuss the research literature support, identify an appropriate research design approach and sampling method.
Students are to attach this completed assignment to their previous assignment from Week 2 by removing the conclusion from the first assignment and add the new information to the same document; using the headings indicated below. Students are to have revised the previous assignment from Week 2 based on faculty feedback for this presentation.
Due Date Sunday 11:59 PM MT at the end of Week Four
Total Points Possible: 145 points
Requirements
Description of the Assignment: This continues the development of a MSN EBP scholarly project by requiring the student to identify the additional elements of the process. The required elements are noted to be:
⦁ Assignment Revision: Refinement of Nursing Issue Into Research (Week Two Assignment)
⦁ Research Literature Support
⦁ Research Approach/design
⦁ Sampling
Criteria for Content
1. Assignment Revision: The student is to include at the beginning of this assignment the revisions made within the assignment for Week Two. Remove the conclusion from Week Two’s assignment but save it for future use.
2. Research Literature Support: Using the references cited in the Research Critique Table from Week Three Assignment, students discuss the applicable elements of each research study article that directly supports the PICOT/PICo question. An additional ten (10) references must be included for this section in order to provide a useful review of the literature related to the identified PICOT/PICo question or proposed solution. This section of the proposal is to be presented as Research Literature Support.
3. Research Approach/Design: In this section, the student will identify the research approach and design to be used in order to obtain the data for answering the PICOT/PICo question. For this assignment, the research approach is identified to be either quantitative or qualitative. The research design is the sub-categories of each research approach. For example, the quantitative approach has the design categories of experimental, quasi-experimental, and nonexperimental. The qualitative approach has the design categories of phenomenology, grounded theory, epidemiological, and historical. Required content includes:
⦁ Identification of the research approach as quantitative or qualitative or mixed methods
⦁ Identification of research design (i.e. quasi-experimental, phenomenology, etc.)
⦁ Description of the selected design (i.e. quasi-experimental, phenomenology, etc.)
⦁ Rationale for the selected design (i.e. quasi-experimental, phenomenology, etc.)
⦁ Identifies one advantage of the selected design (i.e. quasi-experimental, phenomenology, etc.)
⦁ Identifies one disadvantage of the selected design (i.e. quasi-experimental, phenomenology, etc.)
4. Sampling method: In this section, the student will identify the sampling method to be used in order to obtain the necessary participants. Discussion of participants’ rights is also included. Required content includes:
⦁ Describe the target population
⦁ Identify if the project is to use probability or nonprobability sampling
⦁ Provide a description of the sampling procedure including sample size
⦁ Identify two advantages to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Identify one disadvantage to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Explain how participant’s rights will be protected (i.e. confidentiality, anonymity, protection from harm)

Preparing the Assignment
Criteria for Format and Special Instructions
1. The paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should not exceed 6 (six) pages for this section of the project proposal. Points will be lost for not meeting these length requirements. This page limit excludes the information from Week Two’s assignment that is copied and pasted into this assignment.

2. Title page, running head, body of paper, headings, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual.

3. Required textbook for this course, dictionary and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment. For additional assistance regarding scholarly nursing references, please see “What is a scholarly source” located in the Course Resources tab. Be aware that information from .com websites may be incorrect and should be avoided. References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them.

4. Students are to attach this assignment to their revised assignment from Week Two. Remove the conclusion from Week Two’s assignment but save it for future use.

Directions and Assignment Criteria
Assignment Criteria Points % Description
Refinement of Nursing Issue Into Research Assignment paper revisions (end of Week Two assignment) 30 21 The required content is:
⦁ Refinement of Nursing Issue Into Research Assignment paper (end of Week Two assignment) is revised based on faculty feedback
⦁ All corrections for each section of the paper have been completed
⦁ Week 2 assignment paper conclusion has been removed
⦁ Research Literature, Research Design Approach and Sampling Assignment (end of Week 4 assignment) has been added to the bottom of the Refinement of Nursing Issue into Research (Week Two’s Assignment) but before the reference list
Research Literature Support 20 14 The required content is:
⦁ Discuss each research article presented in the Research Critique Table (Week Three assignment); one paragraph for each article
⦁ Include the following information presented within each research article: purpose, research approach/design, data collection methods, results, strengths and limitation of the study.
⦁ Additional ten (10) references have been added to the references from the Research Critique Table to support selected PICOT/PICo question or proposed solution
Research Approach 30 21 The required content is:
⦁ Identify if the project is to use a quantitative or qualitative approach
⦁ If it is quantitative: identify if the design is experimental, quasi-experimental or descriptive
⦁ If it is qualitative: identify if the design is phenomenological, ethnography, grounded theory, historical
⦁ Describe the selected design
⦁ Provide a rationale for selected design
⦁ Describe ONE advantage to selected design
⦁ Describe ONE disadvantage to selected design
Sampling 30 21 The required content is:
⦁ Describe the target population
⦁ Identify if the project is to use probability or nonprobability sampling
⦁ Provide a complete description of the sampling procedure including sample size
⦁ Identify TWO advantages to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Identify ONE disadvantage to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Explain how participant’s rights will be protected (i.e. confidentiality, anonymity, protection from harm)

Conclusion 10 7 The required content is:
⦁ Provides a summary of key elements from paper
⦁ Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on assignment content
Paper Specifications 5 3 Paper does not exceed 6 pages
Minimum of 2 (two) scholarly nursing references related to this content
A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, may NOT be used as scholarly references for this assignment.
References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale is provided and the instructor has approved them.
APA Format (6th edition) 10 7 Title page, body of paper, and reference page must follow APA guidelines as found in the 6th edition of the manual.
One deduction for each type of APA style error
Citations in Text 5 3 Ideas and information that come from readings must be cited and referenced correctly.
Writing Mechanics 5 3 Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are followed and consistent with formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual.
Total  145 100 %

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria Exceptional
100%
Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds
88%
Very good or high level of performance Meets
80%
Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement
38%
Poor or failing level of performance Developing
0%
Unsatisfactory level of performance
Content Possible Points = 125 Points
Refinement of Nursing Issue Into Research Assignment paper revisions 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:
⦁ Refinement of Nursing Issue Into Research Assignment paper is revised based on faculty feedback
⦁ All corrections for each section of the paper have been completed
⦁ Week 2 assignment paper conclusion has been removed
⦁ Research Design Approach and Sampling Assignment has been added to the bottom of the Refinement of Nursing Issue into Research (Week Two’s Assignment) but before the reference list Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:
⦁ Refinement of Nursing Issue Into Research Assignment paper is revised based on faculty feedback
⦁ All corrections for each section of the paper have been completed
⦁ Week 2 assignment paper conclusion has been removed
⦁ Research Design Approach and Sampling Assignment has been added to the bottom of the Refinement of Nursing Issue into Research (Week Two’s Assignment) but before the reference list
Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
⦁ Refinement of Nursing Issue Into Research Assignment paper is revised based on faculty feedback
⦁ All corrections for each section of the paper have been completed
⦁ Week 2 assignment paper conclusion has been removed
⦁ Research Design Approach and Sampling Assignment has been added to the bottom of the Refinement of Nursing Issue into Research (Week Two’s Assignment) but before the reference list Presentation of
information in two or three of the following elements fails to meet expectations:
⦁ Refinement of Nursing Issue Into Research Assignment paper is revised based on faculty feedback
⦁ All corrections for each section of the paper have been completed
⦁ Week 2 assignment paper conclusion has been removed
⦁ Research Design Approach and Sampling Assignment has been added to the bottom of the Refinement of Nursing Issue into Research (Week Two’s Assignment) but before the reference list Presentation of information unsatisfactory in four or more of the following elements:
⦁ Refinement of Nursing Issue Into Research Assignment paper is revised based on faculty feedback
⦁ All corrections for each section of the paper have been completed
⦁ Week 2 assignment paper conclusion has been removed
⦁ Research Design Approach and Sampling Assignment has been added to the bottom of the Refinement of Nursing Issue into Research (Week Two’s Assignment) but before the reference list
Research Literature Support 20 Points 18 Points 16 Points 8 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:
⦁ Discuss each research article presented in the Research Critique Table (Week Three assignment); one paragraph for each article
⦁ Include the following information presented within each research article: purpose, research approach/design, data collection methods, results, strengths and limitation of the study.
⦁ Additional ten (10) references have been added to the references from the Research Critique Table to support selected PICOT/PICo question or proposed solution Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:
⦁ Discuss each research article presented in the Research Critique Table (Week Three assignment); one paragraph for each article
⦁ Include the following information presented within each research article: purpose, research approach/design, data collection methods, results, strengths and limitation of the study.
⦁ Additional ten (10) references have been added to the references from the Research Critique Table to support selected PICOT/PICo question or proposed solution Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
⦁ Discuss each research article presented in the Research Critique Table (Week Three assignment); one paragraph for each article
⦁ Include the following information presented within each research article: purpose, research approach/design, data collection methods, results, strengths and limitation of the study.
⦁ Additional ten (10) references have been added to the references from the Research Critique Table to support selected PICOT/PICo question or proposed solution Presentation of
information in ONE of the following elements fails to meet expectations:
⦁ Discuss each research article presented in the Research Critique Table (Week Three assignment); one paragraph for each article
⦁ Include the following information presented within each research article: purpose, research approach/design, data collection methods, results, strengths and limitation of the study.
⦁ Additional ten (10) references have been added to the references from the Research Critique Table to support selected PICOT/PICo question or proposed solution Presentation of information unsatisfactory in two or more of the following elements:
⦁ Discuss each research article presented in the Research Critique Table (Week Three assignment); one paragraph for each article
⦁ Include the following information presented within each research article: purpose, research approach/design, data collection methods, results, strengths and limitation of the study.
⦁ Additional ten (10) references have been added to the references from the Research Critique Table to support selected PICOT/PICo question or proposed solution
Research Approach and Design 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:
⦁ Identify if the project is to use a quantitative or qualitative approach
⦁ If it is quantitative: identify if the design is experimental, quasi-experimental or descriptive
⦁ If it is qualitative: identify if the design is phenomenological, ethnography, grounded theory, historical
⦁ Describe the selected design
⦁ Provide a rationale for selected design
⦁ Describe ONE advantage to selected design
⦁ Describe ONE disadvantage to selected design Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:
⦁ Identify if the project is to use a quantitative or qualitative approach
⦁ If it is quantitative: identify if the design is experimental, quasi-experimental or descriptive
⦁ If it is qualitative: identify if the design is phenomenological, ethnography, grounded theory, historical
⦁ Describe the selected design
⦁ Provide a rationale for selected design
⦁ Describe ONE advantage to selected design
⦁ Describe ONE disadvantage to selected design Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
⦁ Identify if the project is to use a quantitative or qualitative approach
⦁ If it is quantitative: identify if the design is experimental, quasi-experimental or descriptive
⦁ If it is qualitative: identify if the design is phenomenological, ethnography, grounded theory, historical
⦁ Describe the selected design
⦁ Provide a rationale for selected design
⦁ Describe ONE advantage to selected design
⦁ Describe ONE disadvantage to selected design Presentation of
information in one, two or three of the following elements fails to meet expectations:

⦁ Identify if the project is to use a quantitative or qualitative approach
⦁ If it is quantitative: identify if the design is experimental, quasi-experimental or descriptive
⦁ If it is qualitative: identify if the design is phenomenological, ethnography, grounded theory, historical
⦁ Describe the selected design
⦁ Provide a rationale for selected design
⦁ Describe ONE advantage to selected design
⦁ Describe ONE disadvantage to selected design Presentation of information unsatisfactory in four or more of the following elements:
⦁ Identify if the project is to use a quantitative or qualitative approach
⦁ If it is quantitative: identify if the design is experimental, quasi-experimental or descriptive
⦁ If it is qualitative: identify if the design is phenomenological, ethnography, grounded theory, historical
⦁ Describe the selected design
⦁ Provide a rationale for selected design
⦁ Describe ONE advantage to selected design
⦁ Describe ONE disadvantage to selected design
Sample 30 Points 26 Points 24 Points 11 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:
⦁ Describe the target population
⦁ Identify if the project is to use probability or nonprobability sampling
⦁ Provide a complete description of the sampling procedure including sample size
⦁ Identify TWO advantages to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Identify ONE disadvantage to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Explain how participant’s rights will be protected (i.e. confidentiality, anonymity, protection from harm) Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:
⦁ Describe the target population
⦁ Identify if the project is to use probability or nonprobability sampling
⦁ Provide a complete description of the sampling procedure including sample size
⦁ Identify TWO advantages to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Identify ONE disadvantage to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Explain how participant’s rights will be protected (i.e. confidentiality, anonymity, protection from harm) Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
⦁ Describe the target population
⦁ Identify if the project is to use probability or nonprobability sampling
⦁ Provide a complete description of the sampling procedure including sample size
⦁ Identify TWO advantages to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Identify ONE disadvantage to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Explain how participant’s rights will be protected (i.e. confidentiality, anonymity, protection from harm) Presentation of
information in two or three of the following elements fails to meet expectations:
⦁ Describe the target population
⦁ Identify if the project is to use probability or nonprobability sampling
⦁ Provide a complete description of the sampling procedure including sample size
⦁ Identify TWO advantages to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Identify ONE disadvantage to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Explain how participant’s rights will be protected (i.e. confidentiality, anonymity, protection from harm) Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in four or more of the following elements:
⦁ Describe the target population
⦁ Identify if the project is to use probability or nonprobability sampling
⦁ Provide a complete description of the sampling procedure including sample size
⦁ Identify TWO advantages to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Identify ONE disadvantage to the selected sampling procedure
⦁ Explain how participant’s rights will be protected (i.e. confidentiality, anonymity, protection from harm)
Conclusion 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
Presentation of information was exceptional and included all of the following elements:
⦁ Provides a summary of key elements from paper
⦁ Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on assignment content Presentation of information was good, but was superficial in places and included all of the following elements:
⦁ Provides a summary of key elements from paper
⦁ Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on assignment content Presentation of information was minimally demonstrated in the all of the following elements:
⦁ Provides a summary of key elements from paper
⦁ Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on assignment content Presentation of information in one of the following elements fails to meet expectations:
⦁ Provides a summary of key elements from paper
⦁ Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on assignment content Presentation of information is unsatisfactory in two of the following elements:
⦁ Provides a summary of key elements from paper
⦁ Identifies expected outcomes for the project proposal based on assignment content
Paper Specifications 5 Points 4 Points 3 Points 2 Points 0 Points
This section included all of the following:
⦁ Paper meet length requirements of 6 (six) pages or less
⦁ Minimum of 2 (two) additional scholarly nursing references related to this content
⦁ A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.
⦁ References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them. This section included three of the following:
⦁ Paper meet length requirements of 5 pages or less
⦁ Minimum of 2 (two) additional scholarly nursing references related to this content
⦁ A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.
⦁ References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them.
This section included only two of the following:
⦁ Paper meet length requirements of 5 pages or less
⦁ Minimum of 2 (two) additional scholarly nursing references related to this content
⦁ A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.
⦁ References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them. This section included only one of the following:
⦁ Paper meet length requirements of 5 pages or less
⦁ Minimum of 2 (two) additional scholarly nursing references related to this content
⦁ A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.
⦁ References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them. This section included none of the following:
⦁ Paper meet length requirements of 5 pages or less
⦁ Minimum of 2 (two) additional scholarly nursing references related to this content
⦁ A dictionary, required textbook for this course and Chamberlain College of Nursing lesson information, were NOT used as scholarly references.
⦁ References are current – within a 5-year time frame unless a valid rationale was provided and the instructor approved them.

Total Content Points __________out of 125
Format
Possible Points = 20 Points
APA Style 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
⦁ title page,
⦁ body of paper (including citations and headings), and
⦁ reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error
0 to 1 APA error was present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
⦁ title page,
⦁ body of paper (including citations and headings), and
⦁ reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error
2 – 3 APA errors were present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
⦁ title page,
⦁ body of paper (including citations and headings), and
⦁ reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error
4 – 5 APA were are present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
⦁ title page,
⦁ body of paper (including citations and headings), and
⦁ reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error
6 – 7 APA were are present APA guidelines, as per the 6th edition of the manual, are demonstrated for the
⦁ title page,
⦁ body of paper (including citations and headings), and
⦁ reference page

One deduction for each type of APA format error
8 or greater APA errors were present
Citations 5 Points 4 Points 3 Points 2 Points 0 Points
There were 0-1 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge
Permission to use references older than 5 years was obtained from faculty. There were 2-3 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge

Permission to use references older than 5 years was NOT obtained from faculty. There were 4-5 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge

There were 6-7 errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge There were 8 or greater errors in the crediting of ideas, and information that contributed to knowledge
Writing Mechanics 5 Points 4 Points 3 Points 2 Points 0 Points
1–2 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual 3 – 4 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual
5 – 6 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual
7 – 8 errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual
9 or greater errors or exceptions to the rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, punctuation and other aspects of formal written work as found in the 6th edition of the APA manual
Total Points _____of 145 points

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