Sub-Section 3-490-36B - Paramedic Academy APA Part 2

CMH EMS Education Manual

Applied Research Project - Part 2 of 4 - Instructions:

Part two of the Applied Research Project focuses on developing research tools to find a solution to the EMS problem identified in part one. The completed part two 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 2 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
Purpose Section
(35% of grade)
Purpose: Define your purpose. The purpose statement should be a mirror of the problem statement in the first paper and describes exactly what you are going to accomplish. Three to five research questions. Research questions provide a roadmap for accomplishing your purpose. These questions are the factors and questions that need to be answered in order to accomplish your purpose. If you have a research question, you must generate information to respon to that question.
Purpose statement clearly defined. 12
Research questions clearly stated. Remember, research questions ARE NOT survey questions. 12
At least three research questions included. 11
Procedures Section
(35% of grade)
Procedures: Explanation of what the student did to generate new and original data to answer the research questions. Procedures must be delineated clearly to permit replication by other researchers. Discuss limitations of the procedures you selected.
Procedures sufficiently delineated to permit replication. 13
Procedures appropriate to achieve stated purpose. 11
Limitations are discussed. 11
Appendix Section
(20% of grade)
Appendix A: Provide a copy of all research tools that were developed to be utilized.
Research tool(s) included. 20

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

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