Discussion: Animal Therapy Literature-Review
Discussion: Animal Therapy Literature-Review
Literature Review (Group) (25%)
The purpose of this assignment is to retrieve a minimum of 5 nursing research publications based on an approved research problem. The goal is to be able to differentiate research from other types of publications, with a focus on recent, quantitative, nursing research. Minimum 3-4 page essay .Copies of 5 retrieved full‐text publications are to be submitted with an accurately cited reference page formatted in APA style Abstract, intro body, conclusion, citations in text and references.. At least one of the authors on each article must be a nurse. Literature Review grading rubric provided by your professor will be used to evaluate this assignment. Any collective evidence or lack of participation from any group member needs to be reported ASAP to professor for student counseling and guidance.
GROUP LITERATURE REVIEW GRADING CRITERIA
1. Submission of 5 Nursing Research Publications 30%
a. Published articles are RESEARCH
b. Articles are from a quality peer‐reviewed nursing journal
c. At least one of the lead authors of each article is a nurse
d. Minimum of 2 studies that were published in the past 5 years
e. Maximum of 1 qualitative study permitted
f. No meta‐analyses or comprehensive reviews are permitted
g. Copy of full article is required, not just abstract
2. Literature Review Outline60%
a. Introduction provided that includes research question and databases used for search and concepts used for search. Major headings provided.
b. Summarize major findings of each study included under each major heading
c. At the end of each major heading, summarize similarities and differences.
2. Reference Page in APA format 10%
a. Running head
b. Page numbers
c. References heading
d. Correct spelling
e. Citations accurately referenced
f. One point deduction for each unique APA error
What is a Literature Review?
A literature review compiles and evaluates the research available on a certain topic or issue that you are researching and writing about.A typical writing process for a lit review follows the steps below:
Define Topic – What are you looking to explore?
Research Question – Your PICOT Question goes here
Research – (find relevant sources) read and take notes of the main ideas or points, conclusions, strengths and weaknesses of the research
Analyze and evaluate – Assess how each source relates to other research within the field.Group sources by themes, topic or methodology
Thesis statement – Statement should contain the overarching focus for your literature review as well as the main supporting points you found in the literature.
Literature review – Use an introduction, body, paragraph (s) and conclusion.Include summary, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.The lit review may be short or long
Summary of key research Example:
Evaluation and Analysis and Synthesis
Sample Literature Review (Short Version)
Thesis Statement: Service-learning programs implemented in American undergraduate universities since 2000 have not only proven beneficial for the individuals or organizations being served but also for the participating students by offering opportunities for academic, emotional, and social growth.
Prior studies have identified many benefits for educational institutions from service-learning programs. These benefits include positive perceptions of the university by the community (Miron & Moely, 2006), enhanced student retention rates (Eyler et al., 2001), positive teaching and learning outcomes such as greater student involvement and participation in class (Caruso et al., 2007), and increased opportunities for meaningful research and scholarly activities (Strand et al., 2003).
In this study and related research, the individuals serving are university students who are collaborating with the community partner. The studied benefits to individuals serving include cultural awareness sharing (Crabtree, 2008), as well as networking opportunities and application of classroom learning to real-world issues (Bowen et al., 2009). Ultimately, service-learning stimulates student learning and engages students in their surrounding communities. Service learning creates new goals for students such as personal development, career development, moral development, academic achievement, and “reflective civic participation” (Lamb et al., 1998). These types of projects allow students to utilize material learned in the classroom to improve societal conditions.
Integrating concepts and theories learned in the classroom with everyday life makes students more capable of highlighting the importance of each course. Additionally, material learned in business courses can be applied to benefit the community through a variety of tangible services, such as business planning or marketing new programs. Service learning is an excellent way for students to apply their course lessons to real-world situations and concurrently benefit the community.
Use this for the essay. Especially the articles.
PICOT- In pediatric population, does interacting with animal therapy compare to none will improve overall health?
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS
Discussion Questions (DQ)
- Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
- Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
- One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
- I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.
- Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
- In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
- Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
- Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.
APA Format and Writing Quality
- Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
- Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
- I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.
Use of Direct Quotes
- I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
- As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
- It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.
- For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
- Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
- Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
- Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.
- The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
- Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
- If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
- I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
- As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.
- Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
- Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
- Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.