Assignment: Selecting Sources of Literature

Assignment: Selecting Sources of Literature

Max Points: 100

Details:
Locate a minimum of 15 peer-reviewed articles that describe the problem or issue and that support the proposed solution. Eight of the 15 articles must be research-based (e.g., a study which is qualitative, quantitative, descriptive, or longitudinal).
Hint: Begin your search for literature by utilizing the databases located in the GCU Library. Contact your faculty member, the librarian, or library staff for additional researching tips and key word suggestions.
Preview each of the 15 articles chosen by reading the article abstracts and summaries.
Hint: Article abstracts and summaries provide a concise description of the topic, research outcomes, and significance of findings.
Hint: Refer to “RefWorks” and “Topic 1: Checklist.”
Perform a rapid appraisal of each article by answering the following questions (one to two sentences are sufficient to answer each question):
1. How does each article describe the nature of the problem, issue, or deficit you have identified?
2. Does each article provide statistical information to demonstrate the gravity of the issue, problem, or deficit?
3. What are example(s) of morbidity, mortality, and rate of incidence or rate of occurrence in the general population?
4. Does each article support your proposed change?
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
2 NRS 441v.11R.Module1_Checklist.docx1 NRS441v.10.0R RefWorks.docx

Topic 1: Checklist
Identifying a Problem, Developing a Question, and Selecting Sources of Literature
Instructions:
This checklist is designed to help students organize the weekly exercises/assignments to be completed as preparation for the final, capstone project proposal. This checklist will also serve as a communication tool between students and faculty. Comments, feedback and grading for modules 1-4 will be documented using this checklist.
Topic Task Completed Comments/Feedback Points
Identifying a
Problem
• Explains setting and/or context in which nursing problem is observed. _____ / 10
• Detailed description of problem, issue, or educational deficit provided. _____ / 10
• Impact of problem on work environment and patient outcomes described.
_____ / 5
• Significance to nursing profession discussed. _____ / 5
• Solution to the problem identified. _____ / 10
Total _____ / 40
Developing a Question • Identified components of PICOT:
P – Population of Focus
I – Intervention
C – Comparison
O – Outcome
T-Time _____ / 30
• Developed PICO question/statement.
_____ / 10
• Total _____ / 40
Selecting Sources of Literature • Rapid Appraisal Performed (see below) on a minimum of 15 peer-reviewed articles. _____ / 100
• Total _____ / 100

Rapid Appraisal
Perform a rapid appraisal of each article by answering the following questions (one to two sentences are sufficient to answer each question):
1) How does each article describe the nature of the problem, issue, or deficit you have identified?
2) Does each article provide statistical information to demonstrate the gravity of the issue, problem, or deficit?
3) Example(s): morbidity, mortality, rate of incidence or rate of occurrence in the general population.
4) Does each article support your proposed change?

Ref Works
Learn how to use RefWorks, a valuable tool in managing your citations and creating reference lists at http://libguides.gcu.edu/refworksandendnote. Located on this page are export guides for GCU databases and RefWorks product tutorials.
In addition, monthly live webinars offering training and tips on the use of RefWorks are available at http://libguides.gcu.edu/webinars
If you have questions on the product, email us at library@gcu.edu or call 800.800.9776 ext. 6396641.

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