Assessing the Quantitative Analytical Approaches in Health Care Literature
Whether preparing a scholarly document for your doctoral program or simply trying to stay current in your professional field, you must continuously grow in your ability to read research. As an undergraduate, you probably just skimmed over an article’s abstract and introduction, focusing most of your attention on the interpretation of the results at the conclusion. As a doctoral-level professional, your colleagues will expect you to have the skills to critically assess the deeper analytical qualities of an article and ultimately comment on its overall validity and practical relevance.
Using the readings, media, and various resources in this course, you have an opportunity to engage incritical thinking to assess the analytical results of a peer-reviewedquantitativestudy.
Demonstration of Proficiency
By successfully completing this assessment you will address the following scoring guide criteria, which align to the indicated course competencies.
- Competency 1: Describe underlying concepts and reasoning related to the collection and evaluation of quantitative data in health care research.
- Describe the study results for a quantitative study published in scholarly literature.
- Competency 3:Interpret the results and practical significance of statistical health care data analyses.
- Interpret and critique the analytical testing approach used in a quantitative study described in scholarly literature.
- Competency 4:Assess the quality of quantitative research methods reported in peer-reviewed health care literature.
- Cite and summarize a selected article.
- Assess the overall methodological quality of an article using critique guidelines.
- Competency 5: Address assignment purpose in a well-organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences.
- Articulate meaning relevant to the main topic, scope, and purpose of the prompt.
- Apply APA formatting to in-text citations and references.
Use the article Effective of Educational Intervention on Perceived Susceptibility (linked in Resources) tocomplete the following:
- Cite and summarize the article.
- Include study PICO, goals, intervention, and assessment data collected.
- Describe, interpret, and critique the statistical testing approach.
- Include pre-analytic normal distribution and post-intervention analytical testing. TheShahnazi et al. article linked in Resources may be a helpful reference.
- Describe, interpret, and critique the study’s results from the analysis.
- Address issues of significance; type I and II errors, confidence intervals, and effect sizes.
- Assess the overall methodological quality of the article using the step-by-stepcritique guidelines in the Coughlan, Cronin, and Ryanarticle linked in Resources.
Refer to additional links in Resources to help you prepare your assignment.
- Length:Your paper will be 3-4 double-spaced pages of content, plus title and reference pages.
- Font:Times New Roman, 12 points.
- APA Format:Your title and reference pages must follow APA format and style guidelines. The body of your paper does not need to conform to APA guidelines.Do make sure that it is clear, persuasive, organized, and well written, without grammatical, punctuation, or spelling errors. You also must cite your sources according to APA guidelines.
Please review the assignment scoring guide before submitting your paper. The requirements outlined above correspond to the grading criteria in the scoring guide, so be sure to address each point. In addition, you may wish to review the performance-level descriptions for each criterion to see how your work will be assessed.
- Assessing the Quantitative Analytical Approaches in Health Care Literature Scoring Guide.
- Effect of Educational Intervention on Perceived Susceptibility Self-Efficacy and DMFT of Pregnant Women.
- Step-by-Step Guide to Critiquing Research.
- APA Module.
- Variables, Hypotheses, and Types of Errors.
- The Value of a Research Critique to Translate Evidence Into Practice.