This assignment is aimed at giving students an opportunity to select and analyze a real quantitative research study and explain how it may or may not be able to help improve an aspect of health care delivery. This will be a 3 page paper that meets the general writing guidelines which are outlined in the syllabus.
This assignment should be carried out as follows: Step #1: Study selection – Select the article that most interests you. (Writer’s Choice – See attached PDF’s of the articles A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control (Article1) Cancer incidence and mortality worldwide: Sources, methods and major patterns in GLOBOCAN 2012 (Article2) The Quality of Surgical and Pneumonia Care in Minority-Serving and Racially Integrated Hospitals (Article3) Step #2: Summary: Write a 3 page summary and analysis of the key aspects of the article you selected. In this summary you should cover the following items in the article: Describe the research hypothesis in the article Describe the type of quantitative research design selected and why this design was chosen by the author(s), i.e. Descriptive, Correlational, Causal-comparative/quasi-experimental research or Experimental research. The following link provides a quick review of the differences http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/researchcourse/develop_quantitative.html Variables tested Research design Data Analysis Results Conclusions
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