Quantitative Research

Assignment: This week we delve into Quantitative Research as you complete an APA essay addressing the following points/questions. Please follow all rules for an APA paper including title page, page #s, running head, introduction, level headings, conclusion, reference list. There is no required word count this week but be sure to completely answer all the questions for each item in detail and use level headings so I know which area you are addressing. Support your ideas with the one (1) source using at least 3-5 citations in your essay to give the author(s) their due respect for the article as you discuss it and reference this source on the reference page. Assignment type rubric is Undergrad Single Article Analysis – please review.Conduct a literature search to select a quantitative research study related to the problem you identified in Module 1 and conduct an initial critical appraisal of this article. This critical appraisal should be written in complete sentences (not just a numbered list) using APA format. Explain responses to yes/no questions in detail by presenting information found in the study to support your response (each paragraph should be at least 3 sentences). Use headings below in order to properly organize the paper to make sure you address all the questions are offered below in bold font.Design Is this quantitative research report a case study, case control study, cohort study, randomized control trial or systematic review?Evidence with Reliability and Risk of Bias Where does the study fall in the hierarchy of evidence in terms of reliability and risk of bias?Problem and Purpose Why was the study done? (Define the problem and purpose.)Steps Identification Were the steps of the study clearly identified?Sample and Measurements What was the sample size? Are the measurements of major variables reliable and valid? Explain.Data Analysis How were the data analyzed?Untoward Events Were there any untoward events during the conduct of the study?Results and Previous Research How do the results fit with previous research in the area? (This may be reflected in the literature review.)Meaning of Research What does this research mean to clinical practice?Additional Rapid Appraisal Questions Additionally, be sure to review and include rapid appraisal questions for the specific research design of the quantitative study that you have chosen. These can be found in Chapter 5 of the textbook (Melnyk and Fineout-Overholt, 2015).Upload the paper into the dropbox along with a copy of the article.