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ASSIGNMENT 1

These are the instructions:

Sources of information may include journals, textbooks, Internet information (must be scholarly or government sites; no wikipedia), research documents, personal interviews (experts), or other appropriate reference material.

Nearly all subjects, even clinical topics will often involve some type of controversy.  You are to present all sides (pro and con) and weigh in with your opinion.  Your opinion, however, must be supported by facts.

You will need to prepare a research paper that includes a minimum of 6-pages, 10-12-pt font, 1-inch margins, that is typed and double-spaced.  Please limit your papers to no more than 10-pages.  Included in your paper is to be a cover page and a bibliography of your sources (pages not included in minimum).  APA is the preferred method for citations (APA, 6th edition). Your paper should be organized by the following large sections: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Discussion, and Conclusion. In addition to content, format, logical organization of ideas, grammar and spelling counts.

ASSIGNMENT 2

Search the GCU Library and find two new health care articles that use quantitative research. Do not use articles from a previous assignment, or articles that appear in the Topic Materials or textbook.

Complete an article analysis for each using the “Article Analysis: Part 2” template.

Refer to the “Patient Preference and Satisfaction in Hospital-at-Home and Usual Hospital Care for COPD Exacerbations: Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial,” in conjunction with the “Article Analysis Example 2,” for an example of an article analysis.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.