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|Assignment 3: A Critique of the Literature|
|Due date:||Week 12, Tuesday, 1 Pm (CST) 13/10/’15|
|Length:||2000 words, essay format|
This assignment is designed to help you become critical consumers of evidence based nursing research. For this assignment you are asked to critically evaluate either a quantitative or a qualitative research report.
There are steps you need to follow in this assignment are:
- Select an appropriate peer-reviewed original research article within last five years (you may select the topic)
- You may choose from either QUANTITATIVEor QUALITATIVE research ( do not reuse the articles used in assessment 2, may use the same topic)
- You MUST NOTchoose literature reviews or systematic reviews or mixed method studies. Do not use the practice article given below to do this part.
- Critique the article using the guidelines in your textbook (chapter 15).
- Evidence of appropriate interpretation of the assignment task, i.e. demonstrated ability to critique scholarly literature
- Demonstration of understanding of the terms used in the selected papers
- Demonstration of engagement with the literature, reading and unit resources;
- Attention to structure and logical sequencing of information; clearly identified introduction, body and conclusion;
- Attention to referencing and acknowledgement of other sources – others’ ideas paraphrased and interpreted rather than directly quoted, correct academic referencing and in-text citation, using CDU APA style;
- Written expression: Clear, succinct written expression, using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax (sentence structure)..