Research Assignment

For this assignment, you will locate  two research studies related to the topic and PICOT questions that you developed in Week 2.  The articles must be current (within the last five years), and one article must be quantitative, and one article must be qualitative.

Article choice is very important, therefore:

My PICOT Topic was: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

· Articles used for this assignment cannot be used for the other assignments. The selected articles should be original research studies. Review articles, concept analysis, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, integrative review, and systemic review articles should not be used.

· Mixed-methods studies should not be used.

There are two parts to this assignment.

Part 1: Complete a Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist.

· Select one each: qualitative and quantitative research articles.

· Create a Rapid Critical Appraisal Checklist for the two research articles (one column per article).

· Complete with  brief, concise, summarized  information.

Part II: Write a summary (one- to two- pages)

· Identify differences between quantitative and qualitative designs and research methods.

· Use current APA Style for your summary paper and to cite your sources.

· Submit the checklist and summary.