Posted: September 17th, 2017
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Assignment 2: Research Review Paper—Part 3
For Part 3 of the research review paper, you will do a synthesis of the literature and create a research proposal.
Before you begin, review the overall assignment instructions from Weeks 1 and 2. Revise Parts 1 and 2 of your paper, as needed, on the basis of instructor feedback, new knowledge acquired in class, or discussion questions and/or additional readings.
Part 3 will probably be the most challenging part of the assignment, so allow yourself plenty of time to think about what you’ve read and develop an argument for further research. Using the knowledge gained from work on Parts 1 and 2, identify one research question that has not been investigated previously or that you would address in a different way than you’ve read about so far. This is sometimes known as gap analysis, in that you are looking for a gap in the existing body of knowledge where new research would contribute to an understanding of the issue in a way that could improve clinical practice for the nurse practitioner and improve patient outcomes.
Your research question must be clearly related to Parts 1 and 2. Be sure to state this clearly as a research question. Explain why you think this is a gap in existing research (relate directly to published research), its clinical relevance (why you think your specific research question is an important area to explore), and your ideas about research design (how you would conduct research to investigate it). Include a discussion of whether your question would lend itself to a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed design; why; and how you might be able to acquire participants for the study.
Cite any sources you use using APA format on a separate page.
• Submit your answers in a 4 page Microsoft Word document.
• Submit your document to the September 13, 2015.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Identified and clearly stated a research question that represents a gap in current research. 5
Described the clinical relevance of the proposed research question. 5
Presented a possible research design for investigating the proposed question. 5
Maintained the originality of the research question. 3
Used correct spelling, grammar, and professional vocabulary and cited all sources using APA style. 2
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