Information Retrieval

This Module you will begin to develop an Information Retrieval Paper. This Assignment focuses on identifying appropriate evidence-based nursing practices related to specific problems you may identify as you work in the healthcare/workplace setting.
The goals of an Information Retrieval Paper are to (1) practice using APA format, (2) summarize and examine the strengths and limitations of research articles, and (3) prepare you for the Nursing Research Course where you will write a research paper using the skills you have learned completing this Information Retrieval Paper.
As a part of your Information Retrieval Paper, you will begin development of a research question using PICO format. Chapter 10 of the Role Development text book explains PICO. Be sure to develop your research question and then just below your research question delineate what the P, I, C, and O components of your question are.
For this Module 3 Assignment you will prepare a Title Page in proper APA format for your Information Retrieval Paper, identify three peer-reviewed articles, and summarize each article using APA format.
It may be helpful to look at the outline for the entire paper before you begin this Module’s Assignment. Assignments in this Module plus in Module 4 and 5 will address the Information Retrieval Paper.
Resources
APA Module*
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/apa_tutorial_slide_handout.pdf
(This is also printable. Follow instructions in the tutorial.)
Scholarly Writing Tips*
(*Available in the Resource section of this module)
MS Word Tutorial for Beginners:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_ddFubJ3tc
Choose the tutorials you need.
Review your course readings, lecture, and your Module 2 Resources before completing this module’s Assignment.
Performance Objectives
• Identify a clinical problem in your workplace setting.
• Develop an appropriate research question using PICO criteria and format.
• Summarize 3 peer-reviewed, evidence-based articles/literature related to your clinical problem and research question.
• Use correct grammar, punctuation, and APA format expected in writing professional papers.
Rubric and PICO Format
Use this rubric to guide work on the Module 3 assignment, “Information Retrieval Paper, Part 1.”
Research question must be stated in PICO format. See Chapter 10 of the Role Development textbook for the formatting. Be sure to address all four PICO components of the question.
Task
? Accomplished Proficient Needs Improvement
Part 1:
Problem Identification
Research Question
Rationale for Question
Must be constructed in the PICO format.

(Total 40 points) Identifies a clinical problem in the workplace that would be under a nurse’s control. (15 points)

Question is stated in PICO format. Problem, Intervention, Comparator, and Outcome is clearly stated. (15 points)

Clearly explains a rationale for the selection of a research question.(10 points) Identifies a clinical problem in the workplace but it is not under the control of a nurse (8 points)

Question is stated in PICO format but problem, intervention, comparator, and/or outcome is not clearly stated. (12 points)

Rationale is not clearly stated for the selection of a research question. (8 points) Does not clearly identify a clinical problem in the workplace.
(2 points)

Did not use PICO format at all when delineating the research question but does state a research question.
(5 points)

Provides no rationale for the selection of a research question.(0 points)
Part 2:
Title Page Components using UT Arlington College of Nursing Title Page Format
(Total 10 points) Develops title page components in College of Nursing Title Page Format using APA format with no errors. (10 points) Develops title page components in APA format with no more than 3 errors. (7 points) Does not use College of Nursing Title Page Format or creates title page with more than 3 errors. (0 pts)
Part 3:
APA References and Summaries

Summarize peer-reviewed, evidence-based literature related to a clinical problem.
(Total 25 points)

Use correct grammar, punctuation, and American Psychological Association (APA) format in writing professional papers. (Total 25 points)

Clearly and concisely summarizes 3 professional, peer-reviewed articles that address a research question. (25 points)

No errors in APA formatting including grammar, spelling, headings, etc.
(25 points)

Summarizes 3 professional, peer-reviewed articles that address a research question. However, summaries are not clearly stated leading to confusion of the article addressed. (20 points)

1-5 APA formatting errors including grammar, spelling, headings, etc.
(20 points)

Summarizes 2 or less professional, peer-reviewed articles that address a research question.(15 points)

6 or more errors in APA formatting including grammar, spelling, headings, etc.
(10 points)

Preview of Information Retrieval Paper Criteria
In this module’s assignment, you will take the initial steps in composing an Information Retrieval Paper that you will complete during Part B of the course. Because the paper will be submitted in sections, may want to look at the entire paper in the table below.
APA Format Elements Timeline
Title Page in APA format Completion Timeline
APA format
Citations in the body of the paper
Headings Applicable each time sections are submitted
Writing style
Grammar
Spelling
Paragraphs of at least three well-written sentences
Organization and flow Applicable each time sections are submitted
Content Criteria Timeline
Introduction:
Identification of clinical problem in a workplace setting
Research question stated correctly
PICO format
Rationale for question To Be Completed Module 3
Summary of 3 peer-reviewed articles
Overview: Where did you search? How did you decide on the 3 articles?
3 article summaries To Be Completed Module 3
Critical Analysis
Completeness of analysis To Be Completed Module 4
Conclusion
Synthesis of key points for the 3 articles To Be Completed Module 5
Reference Page
Alphabetized
Sources cited in APA format
References complete To Be Completed Module 5

Part 1: Research Problem and Question using PICO Format
A. In the space below, identify the clinical problem in the workplace setting that will serve as the focus of your information retrieval paper. Make sure that the problem is one that would be under your complete control as a nurse.
Clinical Problem (Type in box below)

B. In the space below, compose a preliminary research question about the clinical problem that you identified in the workplace. Use this criteria in composing a preliminary research question:

  • Question must relate to a clinical problem in the workplace.
  • Question cannot be answered with a simple yes or no.
  • The issue to be studied is under your complete control as a nurse.
  • The question is open ended.
    Delineate the PICO components of your question.
    • State your question
    • Then under the question
    P (problem) =
    I (intervention) =
    C (comparator) =
    O (outcome) =
    Preliminary Research Question and Identified PICO Criteria (Type in box below)

C. Compose a rationale that explains why you chose the research question. (Type in box below)

Rationale for Selecting the Research Question (Type in box below)

D. After completing this portion of the Assignment, go to this module’s Discussion,
and follow the directions for sharing your research question. After receiving feedback
from your colleagues, revise your research question, if necessary, in the space provided.
Revised Research Question (Type in box below)
E. Complete after participating in the Module 3 Discussion. Type your revised Research Question in the box provided below.

Part 2: Title Page Components
In this part of the Assignment, you will complete the title page for your Information Retrieval Paper by using the UTA CONHI example shown below.

Content Criteria
Section or Section Title Description How-To and Tips
Use APA: The Easy Way, Second Edition. • 1” margins all around
• Font – Times New Roman, 12 pt
• Double-spaced
• See APA: The Easy Way for formatting of paper.

• Professional grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and paragraphs composed of at least 3 well-written sentences each • Select File – Page Setup…
• Select Format – Font…
• Select Format – Paragraph…
• Select View – Header and Footer…
(Refer to the MS Word “Help and How To” links if you need help with any of these tasks.)
The short title should be in upper- and lower-case, or “Title Case.”
• See “Scholarly Writing Tips”
Entire paper • Just below Header, include a “running head” as shown below, left-justified: (Replace “CAPITALIZED ABBREVIATED TITLE” with an abbreviated version of your paper’s title.)

Running head: CAPITALIZED ABBREVIATED TITLE

• Title in upper half of page, centered, upper- & lower-cased letters (Title Case)
o Title is content of unique paper, not assignment title.
• Submitted by, Student name, RN
• The following information centered, 1-2 inches from the bottom of the page: (Fill in course, faculty details.)

In partial fulfillment of the requirements of
Course name and number
Faculty name, credentials
Submission date
APA: The Easy Way. Second Edition, Pages 7 & 48.

The running head appears only on the title page, and includes the words “Running head.”

You can access the complete UTA directions and an example title page at
http://www.uta.edu/nursing/APAFormat.pdf

Your finished Title Page should resemble the Title Page right after this grid. See next page.

Title Page: UT Arlington College of Nursing Format

Running head: TITLE IN ALL CAPS 1

Title of Paper

Submitted by

Your name, RN

In partial fulfillment of requirements of

Course name and number

Faculty name and credentials

Submission Date

Part 3: APA References and Summaries
• Select three peer-reviewed, evidence-based articles that address your research question.
• Compose an overview about your choice of the three articles. Answer these questions:

  • Where did you search for articles?
  • How did you decide what articles to include?
    • Post references to the three articles in APA format.
    • Summarize the article and how it addresses your research question.
    Overview
    Where did you search for articles? How did you decide what articles to include?

Article 1
In the space below, post the reference for the first article in correct APA format.

In the space below, write a summary paragraph in APA format. Use scholarly writing to describe the article, the decision-making process you used to select the article, and how it addresses your research question. Use professional writing style.

Article 2
In the space below, post the reference for the second article in correct APA format.

In the space below, write a summary paragraph in APA format. Use scholarly writing to describe the article, the decision-making process you used to select the article, and how it addresses your research question. Use professional writing style.

Article 3
In the space below, post the reference for the third article in correct APA format.

In the space below, write a summary paragraph in APA format. Use scholarly writing to describe the article, the decision-making process you used to select the article, and how it addresses your research question. Use professional writing style.

Submitting Your Assignment:
(Save all assignment documents in MS Word 2007 version and later. MS Word 2010 is recommended. Open Office and Office 360 documents are to be saved as MS Word 2010 or Word 2013 before uploading into Blackboard for grading)
• Click the word Assignment in the Module 3 folder.
• Click on the words Information Retrieval Paper, Part 1. The assignment submission document will open.
• Go to 2. Assignment Materials-Submission. Click Browse and navigate to your Desktop where you saved your paper. Select the final version of your paper to upload from your computer.
• When you’ve selected your paper, click Attach Files and your saved assignment document should appear in the submission box just above the Attach Files button.
• Click Submit at the bottom of the Assignment Submission screen and your saved document assignment will appear the gradebook with a green exclamation point that alerts your Academic Coach that your assignment is ready for grading.

Sample Solution

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