Sub-Section 3-490-36C - Paramedic Academy APA Part 3

CMH EMS Education Manual

Applied Research Project - Part 3 of 4 - Instructions:

Part three of the Applied Research Project focuses on using your research tools from part two to actually find a solution to the EMS problem identified in part one. The completed part three of the Applied Research Project should be submitted in an electronic format (Microsoft Word is preferred). There is no minimum number of pages, but correct APA citations and bibliography, spelling, grammar, and punctuation is expected.

The following sections must be included:

Applied Research Project - Part 3 of 4 - Grading Rubric:

Date graded:

Student's name:

Paper title:

Evaluator's name:

Section Sub-Section Possible Score Score Given Comments for improvement
All sections
(10% of grade)
Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. The score is based on the number of errors per number of words. 6
Correct sentence structure. The score is based on the calculated reading grade level and the Grammarly score. 2
Original content. The score is based on the percent of plagiarized words found with Grammarly. 1
Correct APA format of citations throughout paper. 1
Results Section
(40% of grade)
Results: Clear and comprehensive narrative description of the findings from procedures. Results and finding must be in a logical manner to answer all the research questions without personal editorializing.
Results clearly and concisely stated in narrative form. 8
Detailed results of all procedures provided. 8
Specific answers to original research questions provided. 8
Comprehensive analysis of data is included without personal editorializing. 4
Ties back to purpose statement. 4
Tables and figures clearly presented, correctly labeled, and contain appropriate data. 8
Discussion Section
(30% of grade)
Discussion: Discuss the relationship between the literature review in the first paper and the research results in the second paper. Does the research support what was found in the literature? Interpretation of all results and clearly state the implications for his/her organization. (i.e. If this is implemented, ____ are the positive results. If this is not implemented, ____ are the negative impacts.)
The relationship between the research results and the literature review is discussed. 6
Author’s interpretation of study results is presented. 12
Organizational implications of results clearly stated. 12
Appendix Section
(20% of grade)
Appendix B: Provide a copy of the complete results of the research with all details.
Complete results from research included. 20

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12/29/20Created this section from APA instructions previously contained in individual course syllabii.

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