The interpretation of research in health care plays a crucial role in decision making. By comprehending research, health care providers can effectively identify risk factors, trends, treatment outcomes, health care costs, and best practices. To evaluate and interpret research effectively, readers must first understand how to interpret the findings. In this assignment, you will have the opportunity to practice article analysis by examining three different quantitative health care articles obtained from the GCU Library. It is important to note that these articles should not be sourced from the Topic Materials or textbook. For each article, you will complete an article analysis using the provided “Article Analysis 1” template. To better understand the process and expectations, refer to the “Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial” and the corresponding “Article Analysis Example 1”. While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, it is expected that you adhere to solid academic writing principles. Furthermore, proper documentation of sources should be presented in accordance with APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide located in the Student Success Center.
The assignment will be assessed using a rubric, therefore, it is recommended that you review the rubric prior to commencing the assignment to ensure you are familiar with the expectations for successful completion. Lastly, it is mandatory to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. If you require assistance, refer to the appropriate documentation.
The ability to interpret research findings is vital for health care professionals in making informed decisions regarding patient care. The utilization of quantitative research methods in health care research allows for the collection of numerical data, which can then be analyzed statistically to derive meaningful insights. This assignment aims to enhance the reader’s skills in evaluating and interpreting such research articles.
It is necessary to conduct a search in the GCU Library in order to find three distinct health care articles that employ quantitative research methodologies. These articles should not be sourced from the Topic Materials or the textbook. Once the articles have been selected, an article analysis must be completed for each using the provided “Article Analysis 1” template.
To further clarify the expectations, let us examine the example provided in the “Article Analysis Example 1”. This example revolves around the article titled “Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial”. This article represents a typical research article utilizing quantitative research methods. The provided article analysis serves as a guideline for evaluating the different components of the article, such as the background and significance of the research, the research question, the study design, sample characteristics, data collection and analysis methods, and the interpretation of the results.
While APA style is not required for the main body of this assignment, it is important to adhere to solid academic writing principles. This entails using clear and concise language, presenting ideas logically, and supporting arguments with appropriate evidence. However, it is necessary to document any sources used using APA formatting guidelines. These guidelines can be found in the APA Style Guide located in the Student Success Center.
In order to ensure that you are meeting the expectations for successful completion of this assignment, it is essential to review the provided rubric. This rubric outlines the criteria on which your assignment will be assessed. It is strongly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the rubric prior to beginning the assignment.
Finally, it is imperative that you submit this assignment to LopesWrite. LopesWrite is a tool that helps to ensure integrity in academic writing by checking for proper citation and potential instances of plagiarism. If you require guidance or assistance in using LopesWrite, please refer to the appropriate documentation available to you.