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C‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‌HCPOL003 Assignment 2: Article critique. (template) Identify one (1) area within Nursing that you can research for the purpose of improving your own practice and meeting set learning goals. You will need to complete the following: • Identify your research objectives for one area in which you would like to improve your practice. • Conduct a literature search for relevant information for the purpose of meeting your research objectives. • Referring to the information you found in your literature search, use the approximate word counts as a guide and complete the assessment template. Aim to demonstrate your understanding of: o the strength and quality of your own practice o developing research objectives o hypothesis testing o gathering information using a systematic approach o comparison and contrast (why you chose this article) o sources of information o the research process o strength, relevance, reliability of information for identified objective o analysis of conclusions based on findings. o use of information in practice. NOTE: You must attach a copy of the research article critiqued for submission. Ensure you have covered each task and included a copy of your chosen article Article that you have critiqued Use APA 7 Copy attached 1. Identify the clinical problem/issue/topic. (approx. 100 words) Referring to your learning within the Diploma of Nursing, choose one situation or issue from placement or an area of interest you would like to research further. Explain why you have chosen this situation or learning objective based on your future role as a nurse. Research Objec‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‌tive. Write your research objective or a hypothesis about your research outcomes. 2. Critically search and review available research-based literature. (approx. 150 words). Choose a research article to critique for the purpose of your ongoing professional development. Please include the following: a. Database used b. Search terms or key words c. Number of results obtained d. How did you narrow the search? e. What filters did you use? f. Why did you choose this article over the others? 3. Research Design. (approx. 800 words). Complete the following for the chosen research article: a. Title. b. Author/s and their credentials. c. What was the identified purpose of the article? d. Describe the research hypothesis. e. Describe the design methodology (is it valid for the research undertaken?) f. Identify the data collection procedure (Is this chosen method appropriate for the research methodology? Is it valid?) g. Is the literature review broad, yet focused (does it fairly represent opposing views? does it reveal gaps in knowledge regarding the chosen topic?) h. Does the discussion relate to the research hypothesis? i. Describe the sample (does the sample provide a good representation of the population being studied?) j. Does the article mention ethical & cultural considerations? k. How was the data analysed and presented? l. Were there any limitations noted? m. Briefly summarise the findings and conclusion. 4. Informing practice. (approx. 200 words). How can this piece of research be utilised to inform your future nursing practices? Provide an action plan based on your research ou‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‌‌tcomes.


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