provide a synopsis of eight peer-reviewed articles from nursing journals using an evaluation table that determines the level and strength of evidence for each of the eight articles

In nursing practice, accurate identification and application of research is essential to achieving successful outcomes. Being able to articulate the information and successfully summarize relevant peer-reviewed articles in a scholarly fashion helps to support the student’s ability and confidence to further develop and synthesize the progressively more complex assignments that constitute the components of the course change proposal capstone project.

For this assignment, the student will provide a synopsis of eight peer-reviewed articles from nursing journals using an evaluation table that determines the level and strength of evidence for each of the eight articles. The articles should be current within the last 5 years and closely relate to the PICOT statement developed earlier in this course. The articles may include quantitative research, descriptive analyses, longitudinal studies, or meta-analysis articles. A systematic review may be used to provide background information for the purpose or problem identified in the proposed capstone project. Use the “Literature Evaluation Table” resource to complete this assignment.

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.

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

RUBRIC:

Author, Journal (Peer-Reviewed), and Permalink or Working Link to Access Article

Author, journal (peer-reviewed), and permalink or working link to access article section is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details.

Article Title and Year Published

Article title and year published section is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details.

Research Questions (Qualitative) or Hypothesis (Quantitative), and Purposes or Aim of Study

Research questions (qualitative) or hypothesis (quantitative), and purposes or aim of study section is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details.

Design (Type of Quantitative, or Type of Qualitative)

Design (type of quantitative, or type of qualitative) section is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details.

Setting or Sample

Setting or sample section is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details.

Methods: Intervention or Instruments

Methods: Intervention or instruments section is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details

Analysis

Analysis section is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details.

Key Findings

Key findings section is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details.

Recommendations

Recommendations section is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details.

Explanation of How the Article Supports EBP or Capstone

Explanation of how the article supports EBP or capstone section is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with supporting details.

Presentation

The work is well presented and includes all required elements. The overall appearance is neat and professional.

Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)

The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English

Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

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