Week 6 Assignment: Reading Research
Literature (RRL) Worksheet

Purpose
Reading, understanding, and appreciating original nursing research literature is essential for evidence-based practice (AACN, 2008; QSEN, 2020). This assignment provides a learning activity for students to read an original research study and complete a worksheet to demonstrate understanding of the study purpose, design, sample, data collection, analysis, limitations, conclusions, and the importance of reading research literature.

Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.
CO 1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)
CO 2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 & 8)
CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and significance related to evidence-based practice. (POs 4, 8)
CO 5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs 7 & 8)

Points
This assignment is worth 200 points.
Assignment Directions

  1. The Week 6 Assignment: Reading Research Literature (RRL) Worksheet is a learning activity that requires you to read an assigned article for the session you are taking the course, then answer questions on the required Reading Research Literature (RRL) Worksheet. Both the required article and worksheet may change from session to session.
  2. The NR439 Reading Research Literature Worksheet Rubric must be used to answer each of the criteria that will be graded for this assignment. The grading rubric is located at the bottom of this page below the References area.
  1. Read the required research article assigned, then answer each question in your own words on the required Reading Research Literature (RRL) worksheet about the study.
  2. Your required article is available to you in an announcement that has been posted in preview week and again in Week 5. Please go to your announcements to locate the required article assigned for this session.
    Look for the announcement with the following heading:
    IMPORTANT: Assigned Article for Week 6 Assignment

Download and complete the required Reading Research Literature (RRL) worksheet (Links to an external site.). This must be used.

  1. The assignment contains the following and the below can be used to help answer each criteria area of the worksheet. Do not copy and paste the information below into your RRL worksheet. After reading the required research article, think about the research study and include what you learned from reading the study using your own words.

Purpose of the Study: Using information from the required article and your own words, thoroughly summarize the purpose of the study. Describe what the study is about. Thoroughly summarize and include excellent details for the criteria.
Type of Research & the Design: Using information from the required article and your own words, thoroughly summarize the description of the type of research and the design of the study.
Include how it supports the purpose (aim or intent) of the study.
Thoroughly summarize and include excellent details for the criteria.
Sample: Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize the population (sample) for the study; include key characteristics, sample size, sampling technique.
Thoroughly summarize and include excellent details for the criteria.
Data Collection: Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize one data that was collected and how the data was collected from the study. Thoroughly summarize and include excellent details for the criteria.
Data Analysis: Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize one of the data analysis/tests performed or one method of data analysis from the study; include what you know/learned about the descriptive or statistical test or data analysis method. Thoroughly summarize and include excellent details for the criteria.
Limitations: Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize one limitation reported in the study.
Thoroughly summarize and include excellent details for the criteria.

Findings/Discussion: Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize one of the authors’ findings/discussion reported in the study. Include one interesting detail you learned from reading the study. Thoroughly summarize and include excellent details for the criteria.
Reading Research Literature: Summarize why it is important for you to read and understand research literature. Summarize
what you learned from completing the reading research literature activity worksheet. Thoroughly summarize and include excellent details for the criteria.
Use APA in-text citations. No more than two direct quotes can be used.

  1. You are required to complete the worksheet using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. Microsoft Office 365 is available for free through Resources/Technologies/Microsoft Office 365.
  2. Review the tutorial for your Week 6 Assignment. The tutorial may look slightly different session to session. Grading criteria and rubric will be the same.
  3. Submit the completed Reading Research Literature Worksheet to the Week 6 Assignment.

Best Practices
• For questions about this assignment, please contact your instructor.
• Spell check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.
• Please see the grading criteria and rubrics on this page.
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Scholarly Sources and Citations
• Use APA format in citations and references.

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