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Describe the type of quantitative research design selected and why this design was chosen by the author(s), i.e. Descriptive, Correlational, Causal-comparative/quasi-experimental research or Experimental research

Assignment #1: Quantitative Research: Article Summary (20%)
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Quantitative Research: Article Summary (20% of the grade)

This assignment is aimed at giving students an opportunity to select and analyze a real quantitative (qualitative is written in the classroom) research study and explain how it may or may not be able to help improve an aspect of health care delivery. This will be a 2 – 4 page paper that meets the general writing guidelines which are outlined in the syllabus.

This assignment should be carried out as follows:

Step #1: Study selection – The class will be given a choice among 2 -3 research studies articles. Select the article that most interests you.

Step #2: Summary: Write a 2 – 3 page summary and analysis of the key aspects of the article you selected. In this summary you should cover the following items in the article:

•   Describe the research hypothesis in the article

•   Describe the type of quantitative research design selected and why this design was chosen by the author(s), i.e. Descriptive, Correlational, Causal-comparative/quasi-experimental research or Experimental research. The following link provides a quick review of the differences http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/researchcourse/develop_quantitative.html

•   Variables tested

•   Research design

•   Data Analysis

•   Results

•   Conclusions

Grading Rubric for written Assignment #1

 

Critical Thinking Skills: Clearly presents thoughts and concepts. 40%  
Course Content: Uses, applies, and demonstrates understanding of course materials, readings, conferences, and instructor-provided content. Visual and graphic images capture and display understanding of the concepts 30%  
Assignment Instructions: Responds to assignment instructions, including all essential elements of the project description 15%  
Writing Quality: Writes clearly, concisely, and with few errors. APA format is followed. Citations are used. Clearly presents material graphically. Easy to understand 15%

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