Critical Analysis and Evaluation



Critical Analysis and Evaluation
Critical Analysis and Evaluation

As you progress through your program and move into the professional world, your ability to be a good consumer of research becomes increasingly important. This means understanding research in terms of evaluation, application, and creation (Rodriguez & Toews, 2005). The Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis (AES) model was introduced in the ACCESS curriculum as a tool to help you develop higher-order critical thinking skills. The following assignment provides an opportunity to enhance your ability to analyze and evaluate research literature in Health Care. Note that all research analysis and evaluation within this assignment will contain components that will be included, or are a part of, your dissertation. You will advance to synthesis when completing the literature review for your dissertation.

As you complete this assignment, also consider assumptions, assertions, and inferences made by the author and yourself in relation to each of the content specific research components within your discipline.

Review two journal articles (one qualitative and one quantitative) from the Electronic Reserve Readings (ERR) list.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper analyzing and evaluating the essential research components of an introduction included in the two journal articles you selected to review. Critical Analysis and Evaluation

Consider the following questions as you complete your critical analysis and evaluation of the journal articles you selected:

Components of an introduction should include such things as a problem statement, purpose of the study, and research questions. What are the characteristics of a good problem statement? Provide examples of evidence that support the significance of the problem.
How does the problem statement align with the research questions? Provide examples of how the problem contributes to professional knowledge and practice.
Is the research purpose logical? What constitutes a good research question? How do the research questions meet those requirements? Identify how the research questions tie directly to the purpose. Are they clear, specific, and unambiguous?
How might you revise or improve the research questions to support the scope of the study? How do the research questions delineate the scope of the study? Identify any common themes or errors identified in any of the research questions.
How does the introduction explain the contents of the study? How does the introduction set the stage for the study and direct the reader to the purpose? How does the introduction provide a clear and valid representation of what will be found in the remainder of the study? Does the introduction clearly reflect the study and its relationship to the proposed problem and purpose? If so, how?
Describe the findings of your analysis and evaluation.

Explain the steps you took to analyze and evaluate the research components of the introduction. What insight did you gain from this process that will help you to develop the introduction of your dissertation?

Format your Critical Analysis and Evaluation paper according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

DHA 731 WEEK 2 Critical Analysis and Evaluation
As you progress through your program and move into the professional world, your ability to be a good consumer of research becomes increasingly important. This means understanding research in terms of evaluation, application, and creation (Rodriguez & Toews, 2005). The Analysis, Evaluation, and Synthesis (AES) model was introduced in the ACCESS curriculum as a tool to help you develop higher-order critical thinking skills.

The following assignment provides an opportunity to enhance your ability to analyze and evaluate research literature from the healthcare administration discipline. Note that all research analysis and evaluation within this assignment will contain components that will be included, or are a part of, your dissertation. You will advance to synthesis when completing the literature review for your dissertation.

As you complete this assignment, also consider assumptions, assertions, and inferences made by the author and yourself in relation to each of the content specific research components within your discipline.

Review two journal articles (one qualitative and one quantitative) from the Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper analyzing and evaluating the essential research components of an introduction included in the two journal articles you selected to review.

Consider the following questions as you complete your critical analysis and evaluation of the journal articles you selected:

Components of an introduction should include such things as a problem statement, purpose of the study, and research questions. What are the characteristics of a good problem statement? Provide examples of evidence that support the significance of the problem.
How does the problem statement align with the research questions? Provide examples of how the problem contributes to professional knowledge and practice.
Is the research purpose logical? What constitutes a good research question? How do the research questions meet those requirements? Identify how the research questions tie directly to the purpose. Are they clear, specific, and unambiguous?
How might you revise or improve the research questions to support the scope of the study? How do the research questions delineate the scope of the study? Identify any common themes or errors identified in any of the research questions.
How does the introduction explain the contents of the study? How does the introduction set the stage for the study and direct the reader to the purpose? How does the introduction provide a clear and valid representation of what will be found in the remainder of the study? Does the introduction clearly reflect the study and its relationship to the proposed problem and purpose? If so, how?
Describe the findings of your analysis and evaluation.

Explain the steps you took to analyze and evaluate the research components of the introduction. What insight did you gain from this process that will help you to develop the introduction of your dissertation?

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your paper.

DHA 733 WEEK 2 Critical Analysis and Evaluation #3
As you progress through your program and move into the professional world, your ability to evaluate, apply, and create research becomes increasingly important (Rodriguez & Toews, 2005). The Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis (AES) model was introduced in the ACCESS curriculum as a tool to help you develop higher-order critical thinking skills. This final assignment in the critical analysis and evaluation series provides an opportunity to further develop your ability to analyze and evaluate research literature in your field. Note that all research analysis and evaluation within this assignment will promote skills that are transferrable to your dissertation. You will advance to synthesis when completing the literature review for your dissertation.

Read two journal articles (one qualitative and one quantitative) from the Electronic Reserve Readings.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper analyzing and evaluating the methodology, results, and conclusion for each article and the consideration of the ethical treatment and protection of human subjects in the content articles provided in the Electronic Reserve Readings.

Consider the following questions and the criteria in the relevant sections of the practitioner Dissertation Criteria and Rating Scale (DCRS) as you complete your critical analysis and evaluation of the journal articles you reviewed. Explain the steps you took to analyze and evaluate these research components.

How did the researcher(s) establish the stages, theoretical/conceptual framework, elements, and appropriateness of data collection? What data collection procedures were used?
How are ethical considerations for data collection, analysis, and reporting described? How could ethical treatment and protection of human subjects have been improved or made clearer to readers?
How was the data analysis aligned to the method and design of the study? How did the analysis and presentation of the results support the claims or conclusions stated in the research study? How did the theoretical or conceptual framework used help provide a lens for the researcher reviewing the results of the study?
How was the generalization supported based on the design of the study? How was the scope of the generalization of the findings presented?
As you complete this assignment, also consider assumptions, assertions, and inferences made by the author and yourself in relation to each of the content-specific research components within your discipline. What insight have you gained from this process that will help you to develop these sections of your dissertation?

Describe the findings of your analysis and evaluation.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

DHA 715 WEEK 7 Integrating Ethics and Leadership
Scenario: Peer Customer Assessment (PCA) rounds have received national recognition as a best practice. PCA rounds are conducted six times a month by the health care organization’s leadership to establish face-to-face connections with staff and patients. PCA participants visit two units to discuss the patient experience and resolve any issues that the patient has encountered during his or her care. PCA rounds provide leadership with an opportunity to check in with staff throughout the organization and observe as they practice patient-centered care. Benefits of PCA rounds include opportunities for leadership to listen to patients and staff, assist in solving problems, and improve systems.

Due to an expanded leadership group, PCA sessions have become too large to be effective. Leadership seeks recommendations on alternate activities to fulfill PCA objectives.

Write a 350- to 700-word executive summary in which you recommend three appropriate alternative activities to fulfill PCA objectives.

Explain your rationale for each of the three recommendations.

Include at least three scholarly references to support your recommendations.

Format your work according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.


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