S‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ummative Research Assignment. This is a 3000-word assignment divided into two sections. Section 1 of the assignment. Students will answer 10 questions ( THE ANSWERS HAVE TO BE SPECIFIC TO THE QUESTIONS) on a given published research paper, which is of direct relevance to evidence-based practice. The answers to each of the questions forms the foundation on which the student builds the critique for section 2 of the assignment. Each student receives a copy of the paper to be critiqued. Each question should be answered in 200 words. This amounts to 2000 words for Section 1 of the assignment. Section 2 of the assignment. Section 2 has a 1000-word allowance. The student is required to give an overall PROFESSIONAL CRITIQUE OF THE PAPER. The student is required to comment on the research study’s chosen methodology, and whether the intended research aim/s of the study have been met. From information gained from the tuition sessions the student is asked to consider whether a future similar study could be designed and conducted using the same research paradigm, or whether a different paradigm could be used, and if so to explain why. The student is required to complete the assignment by stating how the knowledge gained on the evidence-based practice will be used in the nursing student journey, and how it will then be applied as a nursing registrant. The paper to be critiqued is: Eastwood, , O’Connell, B., Gardner, A., and Considine, J. (2009) Patients’ and nurses’ perspectives on oxygen therapy: a qualitative study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65 (3) Particular guidance for the student • Students are expected to source and use other references (not those cited by the research author/s in the given paper) in support of the points they wish to make in sections 1 and 2 of the assignment. • Please do not state each question because this wi‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ll use up the allocated word allowance. Put . and provide an answer to , and then proceed in this way with each successive question. • A + 10%, or – 10% of the total word allowance is accepted. Section 1 Questions: In your own words please answer the following questions in 200 words each. ( THE ANSWERS HAVE TO BE SPECIFIC TO THE QUESTIONS). 1. What is the focus and purpose of this published study? Please state any research aim/s, and identify if there is any group of people who would find this study of particular interest and if so, state why. 2. What is the methodology used in this study? Is the methodology appropriate for the aim/s of the study? Please state the reason/s for your answer. 3. Identify the main reasons why oxygen is administered to a patient. Please use the findings of the literature search undertaken by the researchers to help you to answer this question. 4. What is the number of the participants in the study, and how were they recruited into the study? 5. What data collection methods were used? Are these appropriate for the study? Briefly explain your answer. (Note that GME is one of the researchers and that it was GME who conducted all the interviews). 6. Are there any ethical issues in this study? 7. Explain what is meant by an “exploratory descriptive design”. 8. Discuss the method/s used for data analysis. Is this appropriate to the study? Briefly explain your answer. 9. Discuss how the data findings are presented. Are the data findings clear? 10. Do the research findings relate well to the title, and to the stated aim/s of the study? Briefly explain your answer in relation to validity and reliability, two key components of research studies. Section 2. Write 1,000 words giving an overall professional judgement and critique of this evidence-based paper. Remember that evidence based-practice s‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍tems from research.