- Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research
- Conduct a critical appraisal of the four peer-reviewed articles you selected and analyzed by completing the Critical Appraisal Tools document. Make certain that all of the following are included in this segment of the assignment:
- An evaluation table
- A levels of evidence table
- An outcomes synthesis table
- Part 4B: Critical Appraisal of Research
- Based on your appraisal, in a 1-2-page critical appraisal, suggest a best practice that emerges from the research you reviewed. Briefly explain the best practice, justifying your proposal with APA citations of the research.
Part B, Written Paper
- Title Page
- Introductory paragraph – include the purpose of the paper. (HINT: Look at the outcomes assigned for this part of the assignment.)
- Using the table you created, write a one- two-page narrative summary of the articles under review.
- Write one paragraph describing the best practice you have identified from the evidence. (Hint: Be sure to tie it back to the evidence!)
- Write the conclusion paragraph – Summarize the key points of the paper!
- Reference Page – Use correct APA format – Review previous announcements, APA Manual and Walden Writing Center Support as guides.
Due Week Seven Assignment: To Prepare for the Critical Appraisals of Evidence Assignment, remember to:
- Review the resources and consider the importance of critically appraising research evidence.
- Reflect on four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and analyzed in Module 3 (all from Module 2 or two from Module 2 and two from Module 3).
- Review and download the Critical Appraisal Tools document provided in the Resources section of the module.
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