In this assignment, you will write a critical appraisal that demonstrates comprehension of two quantitative research studies.
Use the practice problem and two quantitative, peer-reviewed research articles you identified in the Topic 1 assignment (or two new articles based on instructor feedback in Topic 1) to complete this assignment.
In a 1,000–1,250-word essay, summarize two quantitative studies.
Use the "Research Critique Guidelines – Part II" document to organize your essay.
You are required to cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines 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.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
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Research Critique Guidelines – Part II
Use this document to organize your essay. Successful completion of this assignment requires that
you provide a rationale, include examples, and reference content from the studies in your
Introduce your nursing practice problem and discuss the purpose of your paper.
State your PICOT question.
Background of Studies
Summary of studies including problem, significance to nursing, purpose, objective, and
How Do These Two Articles Support the Nursing Practice Problem You Chose?
Discuss how these two articles will be used to answer your PICOT question.
Describe how the interventions and comparison groups in the articles compare to those
identified in your PICOT question.
Method of Studies
State the methods of the two articles you are comparing and describe how they are
State one benefit and one limitation of each method you have identified.
Results of Studies
Summarize the key findings of each study in one or two comprehensive paragraphs.
What are the implications of the two studies in nursing practice?
Discuss two ethical consideration in conducting research.
Describe how the researchers in the two articles you choose took these ethical
considerations into account while performing their research.
Your conclusion should summarize the main points in the essay, including a varied
restatement of the thesis