University of North Texas Infant Vaccination Evidence Based Practice Paper Evidence-Based Practice Assignment
During the semester you will complete assignments in class that assist you in understanding the usefulness of research for practice. Discovering research evidence, drawing on practitioner experience and learning client preferences form the 3-legged stool of evidence-based processes that you will engage in during this assignment. They provide a strong foundation for your practice. Assignment is worth 200 points.
Please include an Abstract Introducing the topic and the articles ( one paragraph)
These are the steps for completing the Assignment:
A. Develop a research question that you want to investigate. (To vaccinate your children or not?)
Conduct a key word search to identify 7-8 articles in your topic area. Sift through research articles to pick the 4 best research articles for this assignment. Use the criteria we develop in class for picking the best research.
C. At least one article should use quantitative research methods to answer a question about a group or population. Use the forms & criteria we develop in class for picking the best research.
D. Conduct an interview with a professional who is working with the client group in your area of investigation. Find out their perspectives on best practices for intervening with this population or problem. Identify at least 3 best practices indicated through the interview that can be applied to your population or problem of choice. (I will do this part)
E. At least one article should include interviews with persons who have characteristics or challenges that you are investigating and should describe their point of view. These are often qualitative research articles using an inductive approach. Use the forms & criteria we develop in class for making this assessment.
F. Now you are at the writing stage. Evaluate the evidence you derived from the interview and the journal articles. Answer all the questions below:
1. What is your research question? How did you select it and what key words did you use to find the articles? How did you go about selecting some articles and discarding others? 10 Points (One paragraph maximum)
2. Introduce your four articles using proper citation in up to 1 page each (4 pages total). On each page answer A-G for each article: (35 points for each article or a total of 140 points for the four articles).
A. Strengths of your research article in your own words. (5 points)
B. Your overall quality rating score for the article using the Appraisal form (which you attached to the final paper). Quantitative & Qualitative Articles (Attach the 4 appraisal forms). (5 points)
C. What was the hypothesis or reason for the authors conducting the research? Why is the study important? (5 Points)
D. Did the authors use and/or build on a current theory? Did they identify any deficits or gaps in the theory? Did they discuss the theory or changes they think need to be made to the theory? (5 Points)
E. How did they go about drawing the conclusions they reached? (Research methods used) Do the methods make sense? Do the methods fit with the research question or focus of inquiry? (5 Points)
F. What did the researchers conclude? (Findings & Discussion & Implications (conclusion) sections). (5 Points)
G. What are the limitations or weaknesses of the study? What might the authors do better if they were to repeat the study? (5 Points)
Write one paragraph where you compare and contrast the perspectives of the professional you interviewed, what the research reports about the persons experiencing the challenge you are investigating, and the quantitative and qualitative information that was collected. Does the evidence diverge or converge when you triangulate the data? How do you account for different results? (I will be doing this part)
Write a final paragraph in which you summarize in your own words at least 3 key conclusions you have reached in this investigation and how you will apply these conclusions to your practice with this group or population.
Rubric for Evidence-Based Practice Assignment
Description of research question and methods answering all questions in #1. (10 points possible)
Analysis for Article 1 includes questions A-G (35 points possible) (1 page)
Analysis for Article 2 includes questions A-G (35 points possible)(1 page)
Analysis for Article 3 includes questions A-G (35 points possible)(1 page)
Analysis for Article 4 includes questions A-G (35 points possible) (1 page)
Proper citation is used.( please include a reference page with proper citations)
Comparison/Contrast & Triangulation of Evidence (15 points possible)
Final Conclusion Paragraph (15 points possible)
Total Points 200