Assignment: Articles that use Quantitative Research.

Assignment: Articles that use Quantitative Research.

Assignment: Articles that use Quantitative Research.

Search the GCU Library and find two new health care articles that use quantitative research. Do not use articles from a previous assignment, or articles that appear in the Topic Materials or textbook.

Complete an article analysis for each using the “Article Analysis: Part 2” template.

Refer to the “Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial,” in conjunction with the “Article Analysis Example 2,” for an example of an article analysis.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be 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. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

RUBRIC

Attempt Start Date: 27-May-2019 at 12:00:00 AM

Due Date: 02-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM

Maximum Points: 130.0

Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial

Review “Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial,” by Utens et al., from International Journal of Nursing Students (2013).

Review this article in conjunction with the “Article Analysis Example 2” document to help prepare for the article analysis assignment due in this topic.

URL:https://www-sciencedirect-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S0020748913000941

Article Analysis 2

No of Criteria: 10 Achievement Levels: 5CriteriaAchievement LevelsDescriptionPercentage1: Unsatisfactory0.00 %2: Less Than Satisfactory65.00 %3: Satisfactory75.00 %4: Good85.00 %5: Excellent100.00 %Content100.0 Two Quantitative Articles10.0Fewer than two articles are presented. None of the articles presented use quantitative research.N/ATwo articles are presented. Of the articles presented, only one articles are based on quantitative researchN/ATwo articles are presented. Both articles are based on quantitative research.Article Citation and Permalink10.0Article citation and permalink are omitted.Article citation and permalink are presented. There are significant errors. Page numbers are not indicated to cite information, or the page numbers are incorrect.Article citation and permalink are presented. Article citation is presented in APA format, but there are errors. Page numbers to cite information are missing, or incorrect, in some areas.Article citation and permalink are presented. Article citation is presented in APA format. Page numbers are used in to cite information. There are minor errors.Article citation and permalink are presented. Article citation is accurately presented in APA format. Page numbers are accurate and used in all areas when citing information.Broad Topic Area/Title10.0Broad topic area and title are omitted.Broad topic area and title are referenced but are incomplete.Broad topic area and title are summarized. There are some minor inaccuracies.Broad topic area and title are presented. There are some minor errors, but the content overall is accurate.Broad topic area and title are fully presented and accurate.Hypothesis10.0Definition of hypothesis is omitted. The definition of the hypothesis is incorrect.Hypothesis is summarized. There are major inaccuracies or omissions.Hypothesis is generally defined. There are some minor inaccuracies.Hypothesis is defined. Hypothesis is generally defined. There are some minor inaccuracies.Hypothesis is accurate and clearly defined.Independent and Dependent Variable Type and Data for Variable10.0Variable types and data for variables are omitted.Variable types and data for variables are presented. There are major inaccuracies or omissions.Variable types and data for variables are presented. There are inaccuracies.Variable types and data for variables are presented. Minor detail is needed for accuracy.Variable types and data for variables are presented and accurate.Population of Interest for the Study10.0Population of interest for the study is omitted.Population of interest for the study is presented. There are major inaccuracies or omissions.Population of interest for the study is presented. There are inaccuracies.Population of interest for the study is presented. Minor detail is needed for accuracy.Population of interest for the study is presented and accurate.Sample10.0Sample is omitted.Sample is presented. There are major inaccuracies or omissions.Sample is presented. There are inaccuracies.Sample is presented. Minor detail is needed for accuracy. Page citation for sample information is provided.Sample is presented and accurate. Page citation for sample information is provided.Sampling Method10.0Sampling method is omitted.Sampling is presented. There are major inaccuracies or omissions.Sampling is presented. There are inaccuracies. Page citation for sample information is omitted.Sampling is presented. Minor detail is needed for accuracy.Sampling method is presented and accurate.How Was Data Collected10.0The means of data collection are omitted.The means of data collection are presented. There are major inaccuracies or omissions.The means of data collection are presented. There are inaccuracies. Page citation for sample information is omitted.The means of data collection are presented. Minor detail is needed for accuracy. Page citation for sample information is provided.The means of data collection are presented and accurate. Page citation for sample information is provided.Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)10.0Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is employed.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.Total Percentage 100

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Discussion Questions (DQ)

Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
Weekly Participation

Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
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Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
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