NU560 Research Methods
In this assignment, you will refer back to the topic you selected for your evidence-based practice problem from the identified list of topics provided by your course faculty in week 1 and the three articles selected from your week 2 assignment. For this assignment, you will interpret the three articles selected from your week 2 assignment. First, you must complete a matrix table for your three articles (see template provided below). Once you complete this matrix table, you will write a paper, including the following information: An introduction to the topic from week 2 and created PICOT question (although this information may be similar to what you provided in your week 2 assignment, be sure to paraphrase and not copy/paste directly from that assignment). For each of the three articles selected, describe the following: Concepts explored in the article/study (This is the “what” of the study.)
Methods used in the article/study (Describe this in detail; it’s “how” of the study.) Participants in the article/study (This is the “who” of the study.) Instruments/tools in the student (This is the resources used to collect the data; i.e.; survey, interview, etc. Be sure to include a discussion of reliability and validity, as well.) Conclusion/summary of the evidence. Be sure to provide the matrix table at the end of your paper as an appendix; failure to include this at the end of the paper or at all will result in point deduction. Remember to support your ideas with the articles you found.