In this assessment, you will write a short paragraph that explains the differences between a quality improvement or performance improvement (QI/PI) project and a research study, using the MEAL plan format.
Demonstration of Proficiency
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:
Competency 3: Address assessment purpose in a well-organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences.
- Differentiate a QI/PI project from a research study.
Compose a passage with appropriate structure as shown in the MEAL plan.
Produce text with minimal grammar, usage, spelling, and mechanical errors.
Note: The assessments in this course must be completed in the order presented; subsequent assessments should be built on both your earlier work and your instructor’s feedback on earlier assessments. If you choose to submit assessments prematurely, without considering and integrating your instructor’s feedback, your assessment may be returned ungraded, resulting in your loss of an assessment attempt.Introduction
Scholarly writing and the application of nursing research are two vital skills that you will use often as you progress through your doctoral program. In this assessment, you will construct a well-developed paragraph that differentiates between a quality or performance improvement (QI/PI) project and a research study. This paragraph will also provide you an opportunity to review the basics of academic writing, organization, and sentence structure.Instructions
Describe the differences between a QI/PI project and a research study.
Choose a project idea that might serve as a potential DNP project. Describe how the focus of the project would be a QI/PI project rather than a research study.
Construct a well-developed and well-organized paragraph using the MEAL Plan.
- Label the parts of the paragraph appropriately by placing the letters M, E, A, and L before their respective parts.
The paragraph should start with a non-referenced topic sentence that captures the main point of the paragraph. Subsequent sentences should support or explain the topic sentence.
- The paragraph should be in your own words and should not include direct quotes.
- The paragraph should be no more than 250 words.
- This skill will be important for you to master before you create your project charter, which must be written professionally, yet succinctly.