Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 4

Assignment: Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 4: Research Analysis

Architect Daniel Libeskind is credited with saying “To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history, but to articulate it.” The suggestion is that his work does not copy the efforts of others but relies on it.

Understanding the work of others is critically important to new work. Contributions to the nursing body of knowledge can happen when you are able to analyze and articulate the efforts of previous research. Hence research analysis skills are critical tools for your toolbox.

In this Assignment, you will locate relevant existing research. You also will analyze this research using a tool helpful for analysis.

To Prepare:

  • Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources this week in support of locating and analyzing research.
  • Use the Walden Library to identify and read one peer-reviewed research article focused on a topic of interest to you in your specialty field.
  • Review the article you selected and reflect on the professional practice use of theories/concepts as described by the article

The Assignment:

Using the ‘Week 4 | Part 4’ section of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template presented in the Resources, conduct an analysis of the elements of the research article you identified. Be sure to include the following:

  • Clearly identify the topic of interest you have selected.
  • Provide an accurate and complete APA formatted citation of the article you selected, along with link or search details.
  • Clearly identify and describe in detail a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.
  • Provide a clear and accurate analysis of the article using the Research Analysis Matrix section of the template.
  • Write a 1-paragraph justification that clearly and accurately explains in detail whether you would recommend the use of this article to inform professional practice. Note: You can use the CARP method as presented in the Resources for this week on evaluating resources.
  • Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan that includes the following:
    • Clearly and accurately describe in detail your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research.
    • Clearly identify and accurately describe in detail at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.
    • Provide a complete, detailed, and specific synthesis of at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research.
    • Integrate at least one outside resource and 2-3 course specific resources to fully support your summary.

Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Week 1 Assignment, which was built off the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template.

By Day 7

Submit your analysis, including your competed section of the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template sections including your matrix and summary.

Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a conclusion paragraph.

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Name: NURS_6002_Week_4_Assignment_Rubric

ExcellentGoodFairPoorUsing the Week 4 Part 4 section of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Template presented in the Resources, conduct an analysis of the elements of the research article you identified. Be sure to include the following:

·   The topic of interest you have selected.

·   Correctly formatted APA citation of the article you selected, along with link or search details.

·   Identify a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.18 (18%) – 20 (20%)The response clearly identifies the topic of interest selected.

The response accurately and completely provides a citation of the article selected, including an accurate and complete link or thorough search details.

The response clearly identifies and describes in detail a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.16 (16%) – 17 (17%)The response partially identifies the topic of interest selected.

The response provides a partial citation of the article selected, including a partial link or search details.

The response partially identifies and describes a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.14 (14%) – 15 (15%)The response vaguely identifies the topic of interest selected.

The response vaguely or inaccurately provides a citation of the article selected, including vague or inaccurate search details.

The response vaguely or inaccurately identifies and describes a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article.0 (0%) – 13 (13%)The response vaguely and inaccurately identifies the topic of interest selected, or is missing.

The response vaguely and inaccurately provides a citation of the article selected, including vague and inaccurate search details, or is missing.

The response vaguely and inaccurately identifies and describes a professional practice use of the theories/concepts presented in the article, or is missing.Analysis of the article using the Research Analysis Matrix section of the template.

·   Write a one-paragraph justification explaining whether or not you would recommend the use of this article to inform professional practice.18 (18%) – 20 (20%)The response clearly and accurately provides a detailed analysis of the article using the Research Analysis Matrix section of the template.

The response clearly and accurately explains in detail the justification of whether to recommend the use of the article to inform professional practice.16 (16%) – 17 (17%)The response provides a partial analysis of the article using the Research Analysis Matrix section of the template.

The response partially explains the justification of whether or not to recommend the use of the article to inform professional practice.14 (14%) – 15 (15%)The response provides a vague or inaccurate analysis of the article using the Research Analysis Matrix section of the template.

The response vaguely or inaccurately explains the justification of whether or not to recommend the use of the article to inform professional practice.0 (0%) – 13 (13%)The response provides a vague and inaccurate analysis of the article using the Research Analysis Matrix section of the template, or is missing.

The response vaguely and inaccurately explains the justification of whether or not to recommend the use of the article to inform professional practice, or is missing.Write a 2-3 paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan that includes the following:

·   Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research

·   Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.

·   Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research.

·   Iintegrate at least 1 outside resource and 2-3 course specific resources to fully support summary.41 (41%) – 45 (45%)The response clearly and accurately describes in detail the approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research. The response clearly identifies and accurately describes in detail at least two strategies used to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.

The response provides a complete, detailed, and specific synthesis of at least one outside resource that may be used in the future to find peer-reviewed research. The response fully integrates at least 1 outside resource and 2-3 course specific resources that fully supports the summary provided.36 (36%) – 40 (40%)The response partially describes the approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research. The response partially identifies and describes at least two strategies used to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.

The response provides an accurate synthesis of at least one outside resource that may be used in the future to find peer-reviewed research. The response integrates at least 1 outside resource and 2-3 course specific resources that support the summary provided.32 (32%) – 35 (35%)The response vaguely or inaccurately describes the approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research. The response vaguely or inaccurately identifies and describes at least two strategies used to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.

The response vaguely or inaccurately synthesizes at least one outside resource that may be used in the future to find peer-reviewed research. The response minimally integrates resources that may support the summary provided.0 (0%) – 31 (31%)The response vaguely and inaccurately describes the approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research, or is missing. The response vaguely and inaccurately identifies and describes at least two strategies used to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research, or is missing.

The response fails to integrate any resources that may be used in the future to find peer-reviewed research to support the summary provided, or is missing.Written Expression and Formatting – Paragraph Development and Organization:

Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided which delineates all required criteria.5 (5%) – 5 (5%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity.

A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is provided which delineates all required criteria.4 (4%) – 4 (4%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of the time.

Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60%- 79% of the time.

Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off topic.0 (0%) – 3 (3%)Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity < 60% of the time.

No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion was provided.Written Expression and Formatting – English writing standards:
Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation5 (5%) – 5 (5%)Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.4 (4%) – 4 (4%)Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.0 (0%) – 3 (3%)Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.Written Expression and Formatting – The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.5 (5%) – 5 (5%)Uses correct APA format with no errors.4 (4%) – 4 (4%)Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors.3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)Contains several (3-4) APA format errors.0 (0%) – 3 (3%)Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.Total Points: 100

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