Assignment: Cybercivility Guidelines

Assignment: Cybercivility Guidelines

Assignment: Cybercivility Guidelines


Quantitative Research Critique

This assignment will allow you to review and critique a quantitative research article. The critique is an analysis of the article. Please use the questions in Box 5.2 in the Polit and Beck text titled “Guide to an Overall Critique of a Quantitative Research Article” to guide your analysis. Generally, 1-3 sentences are sufficient to answer each question depending on the question. You need to address each component thoroughly from the content of the article, providing rationale for each of the statements. If a research component is not addressed in the article, you must explain whether or not this is justified. As you dwell with your article, be sure to review quantitative article critique in Polit and Beck textbook found in Box 5.2. Be sure to include both an introduction and a conclusion in your paper. The paper should be no more than 7 pages excluding title and reference page.

Please choose one of the following three articles on which to write your critique. Choose just one and include the entire citation according APA in your critique.

MSN 600 Quant Article Social media use and cybercivility guidelines in U.S. nursing schools_ A review of websites (2)-1.pdf

Assignment Objectives:

Critique study objectives, questions, and hypotheses in research reports.
Demonstrate knowledge of methods to gather and organize information for a study.
Identify research problems generated from the practice setting.
Critique research problems and the purpose for a study.
Critique literature reviews for relevance, currency, and multidisciplinary sources.
Please refer to Box 5.2 in the Polit and Beck text….Guide to an Overall Critique of a Quantitative Research Article. Answer all of the Questions per category in Box 5.2 that align with the Quantitative Article Critique Grading Rubric. Be sure to include a personal reflection as included on the rubric.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.