The topic relies on patient-centered analysis such as the effectiveness of therapy and medical tests. Create your hypothesis using findings and also include the relevant recommendation. Regarding the topic, I picked mental health and substance abuse. Specifically, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how people with and without the disorder may tend to abuse the use of amphetamines like Adderall. The paper must have 10 peer-reviewed scholarly articles. Published no later than 5 years. Please take a look at the uploaded documents for clarification. Feel free to message me with any other questions. Please do 9.5 pages, I greatly appreciate your help.
RN 402 Research Paper Guidelines:
- The final research paper will demonstrate students understanding of applied concepts learned from class. Students will develop their own research topic and write a paper discussing current practices within that area of interest.
- The final research paper must be at least 8 pages in length, double-spaced, not counting the cover page and the reference pages.
- Topic and thesis must be clearly stated and supported throughout the paper.
- You must use at least 10 scholarly sources for your paper beyond the course textbook. Professional journal articles found in the Virtual Librarywill be key sources in researching your topic.
- All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced and paraphrased; any quoted material must be placed in quotes, and must have accompanying APA stylein-text citations.
Research Paper Grading Rubric
|Integration of Knowledge
|The paper demonstrates that the author fully understands and has applied concepts learned in the course. Concepts are integrated into the writer’s own insights. The writer provides concluding remarks that show analysis and synthesis of ideas.||The paper demonstrates that the author, for the most part, understands and has applied concepts learned in the course. Some of the conclusions, however, are not supported in the body of the paper.||The paper demonstrates that the author, to a certain extent, understands and has applied concepts learned in the course.||The paper does not demonstrate that the author has fully understood and applied concepts learned in the course.|
|The topic is focused narrowly enough for the scope of this assignment. A thesis statement provides direction for the paper, either by statement of a position or hypothesis.||The topic is focused but lacks direction. The paper is about a specific topic but the writer has not established a position.||The topic is too broad for the scope of this assignment.||The topic is not clearly defined.|
|Depth of discussion
|In-depth discussion & elaboration in all sections of the paper.||In-depth discussion & elaboration in most sections of the paper.||The writer has omitted pertinent content or content runs-on excessively. Quotations from others outweigh the writer’s own ideas excessively.||Cursory discussion in all the sections of the paper or brief discussion in only a few sections.|
|Ties together information from all sources. Paper flows from one issue to the next without the need for headings. Author’s writing demonstrates an understanding of the relationship among material obtained from all sources.||For the most part, ties together information from all sources. Paper flows with only some disjointedness. Author’s writing demonstrates an understanding of the relationship among material obtained from all sources.||Sometimes ties together information from all sources. Paper does not flow – disjointedness is apparent. Author’s writing does not demonstrate an understanding of the relationship among material obtained from all sources.||Does not tie together information. Paper does not flow and appears to be created from disparate issues. Headings are necessary to link concepts. Writing does not demonstrate understanding any relationships|
|Spelling and grammar
|No spelling &/or grammar mistakes.||Minimal spelling &/or grammar mistakes.||Noticeable spelling & grammar mistakes.||Unacceptable number of spelling and/or grammar mistakes.|
|More than 5 current sources, of which at least 3 are peer-review journal articles or scholarly books. Sources include both general background sources and specialized sources. Special-interest sources and popular literature are acknowledged as such if they are cited. All web sites utilized are authoritative.||5 current sources, of which at least 2 are peer-review journal articles or scholarly books. All web sites utilized are authoritative.||Fewer than 5 current sources, or fewer than 2 of 5 are peer-reviewed journal articles or scholarly books. All web sites utilized are credible.||Fewer than 5 current sources, or fewer than 2 of 5 are peer-reviewed journal articles or scholarly books. Not all web sites utilized are credible, and/or sources are not current.|
|Cites all data obtained from other sources. APA citation style is used in both text and bibliography.||Cites most data obtained from other sources. APA citation style is used in both text and bibliography.||Cites some data obtained from other sources. Citation style is either inconsistent or incorrect.||Does not cite sources.|
|Total = 100 points|