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Week 6: Literature Search, Rapid Critical Appraisal, and Summary
For this assignment, you will locate two research studies related to the topic and PICOT questions that you developed in Week 2. The articles must be current (within the last five years), and one article must be quantitative, and one article must be qualitative.
Article choice is very important, therefore:
Articles used for this assignment cannot be used for the other assignments. The selected articles should be original research studies. Review articles, concept analysis, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, integrative review, and systemic review articles should not be used.
Mixed-methods studies should not be used.
There are two parts to this assignment.
Part 1: Complete a Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist
Select one each: qualitative and quantitative research articles.
Create a Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist for the two research articles (one column per article).
Complete with brief, concise, summarized information.
Part II: Write a summary (one- to two- pages)
Identify differences between quantitative and qualitative designs and research methods.
Use current APA Style for your summary paper and to cite your sources.
Submit the checklist and summary.
The week six assignment has you finding 2 new articles, one quantitative and one qualitative. ◦ Article choice is important!
PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENTS ◦ No older than five years
◦ NO Review articles, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, or systematic reviews should be used.
◦ Complete the appraisal checklist for those articles. The appraisal checklist is under Worksheets, Forms and Templates section of our Blackboard course.
◦ Then you will write ONE overall summary of how those 2 articles are similar and different.