Concept Synthesis Guidelines Instructions Complete a focused literature synthesis on a key concept related to your actual or anticipated DNP project

Instructions
Complete a focused literature synthesis on a key concept related to your actual or anticipated
DNP project. General paper requirements:
• 5 page limit (excluding title page, abstract, references, and appendices (tables and
figures).
• You are free to use any citation style (e.g., MLA, Chicago, AMA, APA, etc.). You must
note your style on the title page (last line) and use it properly. Since doctoral students are
expected to publish, one recommendation is to identify a journal you are likely to target
with your DNP project results, review their author guidelines/requirements, and practice
using the journal’s required format for this paper.
• Use of a citation manager (e.g., EndNote or RefWorks) is highly recommended. They are
available for free from the UCF Library website. Tutorials and other resources for each
citation manager are also available through the UCF Library website.
• A minimum of 20 appropriate citations are required for this paper. As this is doctoral
level work, appropriate citations are peer-reviewed journal articles or sufficiently
authoritative websites (e.g., CDC, AHRQ, NIH, recognized professional organizations,
etc.).
• Sections of the paper (in order) are:
o Abstract
o Introduction
o Methods
o Synthesis of findings
o Discussion
o References
o Appendices
Helpful Resources
Literature Review Process Tutorial
https://guides.library.harvard.edu/c.php?g=310271&p=2071512
Reliability and Validity in Quantitative Studies
https://ebn.bmj.com/content/ebnurs/18/3/66.full.pdf
Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Studies
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4535087/
Abstract
Succinctly summarizes all important elements of the paper. Matches format requirements for the
selected style.
Abstract Rubric
Full Credit (5 points) Partial Credit (2 points) No Credit (0 points)
Succinctly summarizes all
important elements of the paper.
Format matches selected style
requirements.
Summary inadequately addresses
all important elements of the paper.
Format matches selected style
requirements.
Summary missing important
elements of the paper.
Format does not match selected
style requirements.
Introduction
Define the concept and discuss relevant uses of the concept. Convince the reader the concept is
both significant and important. Make a logical, progressive argument that your concept can
meaningfully impact patient and/or health economic outcomes. It is a good idea to end this
section of your paper with something like, “The purpose of this paper is to…”
Introduction Rubric
Full Credit (15 points) Partial Credit (8 points) No Credit (0 points)
Defines the concept and discusses
relevant uses of the concept.
Presents a precise, logical, and
progressive argument for concept
importance in healthcare.
Clearly describe the impact of the
concept for patients and healthcare
economics.
Includes adequate and appropriate
citations to support claims.
Defines the concept and superficial
discussion of its relevant uses.
Presents incomplete or fragmented
argument for concept importance in
healthcare.
Does not adequately address either
patient outcomes or healthcare
economics.
Incomplete or inappropriate
citations to support claims.
No concept definition.
No discussion of relevant uses of
the concept.
Argument is absent or illogical.
Does not adequately address patient
outcomes and healthcare
economics.
Lacks evidence to support claims.
Methods: Summarize the process followed to locate the literature used for the paper. The
following elements must be present (in order): databases, search terms, inclusion criteria, and
exclusion criteria. Exclusion criteria cannot be the opposite of inclusion criteria. Minimum of
three (3) appropriate databases must be thoroughly searched for relevant literature.
Methods Rubric
Full Credit (10 points) Partial Credit (5 points) No Credit (0 points)
All required elements are present
and in proper order.
At least 3 appropriate databases
were searched.
Search terms reflect key elements
of and synonyms for the concept.
Exclusion criteria are unique from
inclusion criteria.
Required elements are incomplete
or not correctly ordered.
Inadequate number of appropriate
databases were searched.
Search terms incompletely reflect
key elements of and synonyms for
the concept.
Exclusion criteria are unique from
inclusion criteria.
Required elements are missing and
not correctly ordered.
Inadequate number and
inappropriate databases were
searched.
Search terms do not reflect
elements of and synonyms for the
concept.
Exclusion criteria are opposite of
inclusion criteria.
Synthesis of Findings
Present a synthesis of the included literature related to the concept. Synthesis is the conclusions
drawn through comparing/contrasting, critically evaluating, and interpreting individual articles.
Synthesis is not summarizing findings one article at a time. It is an integrated whole created by
combining individual article elements. The link from Harvard provided (provided below) is an
excellent resource on synthesizing literature findings. One required element of the synthesis is a
thorough discussion of the concept’s attributes – the defining characteristics of the concept.
Recommended elements are antecedents and consequences. Please note that a thorough
discussion regarding measurement of the concept is reserved for the required appendix.
Measurement issues should not be discussed within the body of the paper.
Literature Review Process Tutorial
https://guides.library.harvard.edu/c.php?g=310271&p=2071512
Synthesis of Findings Rubric
Full Credit (40 points) Partial Credit (20 points) No Credit (0 points)
Synthesizes findings of the
literature based on common themes.
Findings are presented as an
integrated whole and not article by
article.
Presentation and thorough
discussion of concept attributes.
Appropriate and adequate citations
are present.
Incomplete synthesis of literature
findings based on common themes.
Findings include mix of integration
and article by article discussions.
Superficial discussion of concept
attributes.
Appropriate and adequate citations
are present.
Inadequate synthesis of literature
findings.
Does not use common themes to
organize findings.
Findings are presented as article by
article rather than integrated whole.
Does not identify or discuss
concept attributes.
Inappropriate and inadequate
citations.
Discussion: Concisely sum up the presentation of your concept. Please do not just repeat what
has already been said. Identify at least two (2) gaps in knowledge and at least two (2) next
logical steps in understanding the concept. Gaps are what is currently not known or well
understood. You should clearly articulate the value of closing the identified gaps. Logical steps
are how we can fill the identified gaps (e.g., how the knowledge can be gained).
Discussion Rubric
Full Credit (10 points) Partial Credit (5 points) No Credit (0 points)
Concisely sums up the synthesis
without duplicating content.
Identifies at least 2 gaps in
knowledge regarding the concept.
Identifies at least 2 logical next
steps in understanding the concept.
Summary is not concise or
repetitive.
Identifies 1 gap in knowledge
regarding the concept.
Identifies 1 logical next step in
understanding the concept.
Summary is not concise and
repetitive.
Identifies no gaps in knowledge
regarding the concept.
Identifies no logical next steps in
understanding the concept.
Appendix
There is one (1) required appendix where you discuss measurement of the concept. Identify
and/or include published instruments. Address key issues such as reliability, validity, and quality.
You can use paragraphs or a table. How the information is up to you. If you wish to include any
other figures or tables, please make each one a separate appendix.
Reliability and Validity in Quantitative Studies
https://ebn.bmj.com/content/ebnurs/18/3/66.full.pdf
Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Studies
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4535087/
Appendix Rubric
Full Credit (10 points) Partial Credit (5 points) No Credit (0 points)
Presents and summarizes a
complete list of concept
measurement instruments found in
the literature.
Adequately addresses validity,
reliability, and quality.
Presents an inadequate summary or
incomplete list of concept
measurement instruments found in
the literature.
Inadequately addresses validity,
reliability, and quality.
Presents an inadequate summary
and incomplete list of concept
measurement instruments found in
the literature.
Does not address validity,
reliability, and quality.
Grammar, Syntax, and Format Style
Proper grammar and syntax are expected from doctoral students. There are many excellent
resources to assist you with grammar, punctuation, and syntax issues. Please use those resources
as needed.
Grammar, Syntax, and Format Rubric
Full Credit (10 points) Partial Credit (5 points) No Credit (0 points)
Proper grammar used throughout
the paper.
Proper syntax.
Proper format style.
No spelling errors.
Some issues with grammar, syntax,
format, or spelling.
Many issues with grammar, syntax,
format, or spelling

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