Academic Success and Professional Development Plan Part 4: Research Analysis
This is based on a previously chosen topic of interest article. The APA citation is here: Lʼesperance, S. T., & Perry, D. J. (2016). Assessing advantages and barriers to telemedicine adoption in the practice setting. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 28(6), 311–319. https://doi.org/10.1002/2327-
Assignment: Academic Success and
Professional Development Plan Part 4:
Architect Daniel Libeskind is credited with saying “To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody
history, but to articulate it.” The suggestion is that his work does not copy the efforts of others but
relies on it.
Understanding the work of others is critically important to new work. Contributions to the nursing body
of knowledge can happen when you are able to analyze and articulate the efforts of previous
research. Hence research analysis skills are critical tools for your toolbox.
In this Assignment, you will locate relevant existing research. You also will analyze this research using
a tool helpful for analysis.
Reflect on the strategies presented in the Resources this week in support of locating and analyzing
Use the Walden Library to identify and read one peer-reviewed research article focused on a topic
of interest to you in your specialty field.
Review the article you selected and reflect on the professional practice use of theories/concepts as
described by the article
Using the ‘Week 4 | Part 4’ section of your Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
Template presented in the Resources, conduct an analysis of the elements of the research article you
identified. Be sure to include the following:
Clearly identify the topic of interest you have selected.
Provide an accurate and complete APA formatted citation of the article you selected, along with link
or search details.
Clearly identify and describe in detail a professional practice use of the theories/concepts
presented in the article.
Provide a clear and accurate analysis of the article using the Research Analysis Matrix section of
Write a 1-paragraph justification that clearly and accurately explains in detail whether you would
recommend the use of this article to inform professional practice. Note: You can use the CARP
method as presented in the Resources for this week on evaluating resources.
Write a 2- to 3-paragraph summary that you will add to your Academic Success and Professional
Development Plan that includes the following:
Clearly and accurately describe in detail your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-
Clearly identify and accurately describe in detail at least two strategies that you would use that
you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research.
Provide a complete, detailed, and specific synthesis of at least one resource you intend to use in
the future to find peer-reviewed research.
Integrate at least one outside resource and 2-3 course specific resources to fully support your
Note: Add your work for this Assignment to the original document you began in the Week 1
Assignment, which was built off the Academic Success and Professional Development Plan
By Day 7
Submit your analysis, including your competed section of the Academic Success and Professional
Development Plan Template sections including your matrix and summary.
Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive
purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a
Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK4Assgn+last name+first initial.
(extension)” as the name.
Click the Week 4 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 4 Assignment link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you
saved as “WK4Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.