Step 1: Introduction Write an introduction to the topic and end the paragraph with a thesis statement. The introduction should include 2-3 attention grabbing statements and end with 1 concise thesis statement that describes the overall purpose of your paper. Step 2: Describing Qualitative Research Describe what qualitative research is in your own words. Then discuss how and what type of Qualitative Data you would collect related to your POI. For example, if I was interested in knowing what it is like to be a parent in the hospital, then I might decide to interview (how) mothers and fathers of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients. I would look for themes (based on data saturation collected in interviews) in their answers until I collected enough information to find trends in the data. I might use that data to then develop new teaching methods to better prepare parents for caring for the baby based on the themes uncovered. Be sure to clearly identify that the information you are gathering is qualitative in nature. Sometimes, you might describe a process that could be used qualitatively or quantitatively, like a questionnaire, so it is important to provide enough information to ensure you are demonstrating a thorough understanding of qualitative literature collection. Step 3: Completing the Appraisal Tools Locate your 2 qualitative studies so you can appraise each separately with the tool below. Students must include one (1) of your studies should be a (Qualitative) meta-ethnography, meta-study, meta-summary, critical interpretive synthesis, thematic synthesis, systematic review, or meta-synthesis. (Keep in mind that a meta-synthesis is not a literature review, but more of a compilation of findings that are examined, broken down and looked at for similar phenomena, others may refer to them as interpretations of findings).The other study must be a qualitative single study; examples of qualitative single studies include: phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, case study, and a narrative analysis. Once you have found 2 different qualitative study designs as specified, complete an appraisal tool for each study using the following link. Only complete the section of the tool related to the qualitative appraisal. Use this tool to complete the appraisals for both qualitative studies separately. Attach the completed tool to your paper or with your assignment. Appraisal Tool. PDFPreview the document Appraisal Tool Word DocumentPreview the document Follow all steps carefully as the tool will guide you which steps to move to in each section of the tool. For help on how to complete the tool, watch this video. (Links to an external site.) Step 4: Article Discussion Use the information from your appraisal tool to discuss in detail the following information for each study: purpose or phenomenon focus of research and design of the study methodology and data collection: the discussion must include phenomenon or themes discovered, sample of participants or studies included, how selected, if data saturation was used, etc. determination of trustworthiness and credibility, dependability, confirmability, transferability, To understand trustworthiness and credibility, check out these links: Trustworthiness and Credibility Video (Links to an external site.) results, limitations or gaps level of evidence according to tool and discuss findings from the study to help you determine this information quality of evidence rating determined by applying evidence from the tool and each study Understanding the levels of evidence tells you about the type of study performed, design, methods, etc. and if those findings should be applied to your own practice area. Grade of Recommendation is important because it helps you make a judgement about the quality of evidence; together they impact the decision about implementation into practice. The following tool can be used to help you determine strength and quality, but this information is also listed directly on the tool. John Hopkins Evidence Rating ScalePreview the document Be sure that you attach your 2 studies to the paper/assignment. Step 5: Applicability to Practice and Future Research Discuss the findings from each study in practice and how you will use them to make a change. Review your model selected from the Forum Discussion and determine where you are in the next step of the process of implementation. Describe those steps and what is still needed, be sure to consider stakeholders, financial, structural or process changes that may be needed. Step 6: Conclusion Provide a conclusion to the paper summarizing all main points. A conclusion should NOT state any new information that was not previously addressed in the paper. While it can re-state the purpose of your writing, it should not repeat the thesis verbatim. Additionally, it should summarize the main points of each section. Step 7: Creating an Evidence Matrix The matrix is a continuation of the matrix you originally submitted in Module 3. Therefore, you will now have 4 studies included on the matrix. Highlight or Bold the NEW studies for the qualitative paper appraisal. You need to correct any mistakes or issues that you may have had with the matrix submitted with the quantitative paper or you will be counted off again on this paper. This document will be used again in 611 if you are in the DNP track, so be sure to put it in a safe place that you will be able to easily find again. See the directions and example Matrix below. Matrix PDF you will need to complete the matrix for this assignment and attach it to the submission. 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