Step #1: Study selection – Select the article that most interests you.

  1. A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control (Article1)
  2. Cancer incidence and mortality worldwide: Sources, methods and major patterns in GLOBOCAN 2012 (Article2)
  3. The Quality of Surgical and Pneumonia Care in Minority-Serving and Racially Integrated Hospitals (Article3)

Step #2: Summary: Write a 3 – 5 page summary and analysis of the key aspects of the article you selected. In this summary you should cover the following items in the article:

  • Describe the research hypothesis in the article
  • Describe the type of quantitative research design selected and why this design was chosen by the author(s), i.e. Descriptive, Correlational, Causal-comparative/quasi-experimental research or Experimental research. The following link provides a quick review of the differences http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/researchcourse/develop_quantitative.html
  • Variables tested
  • Research design
  • Data Analysis
  • Results
  • Conclusions

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