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Required Uniform Assignment: Topic Search
The Topic Search Strategy Paper is the first of three related assignments which are due in Unit 3.
The purpose of this initial paper is to briefly describe your search strategies when identifying
two articles that pertain to an evidence-based practice topic of interest.
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.
CO 1: Examine the sources of knowledge that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO
CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research
studies. (POs #4 and #8)
Refer to the course calendar for due date. The college?s Late Assignment policy applies to this
This assignment is worth 160 points. The college?s Late Assignment policy applies to this activity.
You will be assigned a group in unit 2 (located in the team collaboration tab) to formulate an
evidence-based practice topic of interest that will be used to complete the unit 3 and unit 5
independent assignments, as well as the group PowerPoint presentation in unit 7.
The paper will include the following.
a. Clinical Question
a. Describe problem
b. Significance of problem in terms of outcomes or statistics
c. Your PICOT question in support of the group topic
d. Purpose of your paper
b. Levels of Evidence
a. Type of question asked
b. Best evidence found to answer question
c. Search Strategy
a. Search terms
b. Databases used (you may use Google Scholar in addition to the library databases; start with
c. Refinement decisions made
d. Identification of two most relevant articles
a. Correct grammar and spelling
b. Use of headings for each section
c. Use of APA format (sixth edition)
d. Page length: three to four pages
PREPARING THE PAPER
1. Please make sure you do not duplicate articles within your group.
2. Paper should include a title page and a reference page.
1. Problem is described.
What is the focus of
your group?s work?
2. Significance of the
problem is described.
What health outcomes
result from your
problem? Or what
statistics document this
is a problem? You may
find support on
3. What is your PICOT
4. Purpose of your
paper. What will your
paper do or describe?
This is similar to a
?The purpose of this
paper is to . . .?
1. What type of
question are you asking
2. What is the best type
of evidence to be found
to answer that question
(e.g., RCT, cohort study,
1. Search topic(s)
provided. What did you
use for search terms?
2. What database(s) did
you use? Link your
search with the
3. As you did your
search, what decisions
did you make in
refinement to get your
required articles down
to a reasonable number
for review? Were any
limits used? If so, what?
4. Identify the two most
relevant and helpful
articles that will provide
guidance for your next
paper and the group?s
work. Why were these
1. Correct grammar and
2. Use of headings for
each section: Clinical
Question, Level of
3. APA format (sixth
4. Paper length: three
to four pages
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