Explore the available databases in the Walden Library. Identify which of these databases you would use to find the information or data you need.

Assignment: Application:
Using the Data/Information/Knowledge/Wisdom Continuum

Have you ever gone online to search for a journal article on a specific topic? It is amazing to see the large number of journals that are available in the health care field. When you view the library in its entirety, you are viewing untapped data. Until you actually research for your particular topic, there is little structure. Once you have narrowed it down, you have information and once you apply the information, you have knowledge. Eventually, after thoughtful research and diligent practice, you reach the level of wisdom—knowledge applied in meaningful ways.

Are there areas in your practice that you believe should be more fully explored? The central aims of nursing bioinformatics are to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. This continuum represents the overarching structure of nursing bioinformatics. In this Assignment, you develop a research question relevant to your practice area and relate how you would work through the progression from data to information, knowledge, and wisdom.

To prepare:

    • 1.Review the information in Figure 6–2 in Nursing Bioinformatics and the Foundation of Knowledge.
    • Figure 6-2. DIKE Framework
  • 2.Develop a clinical question related to your area of practice that you would like to explore.
  • QUESTION: What is the Acute Myocardial Infarction Core Measure Set.
  • 3.Consider what you currently know about this topic. What additional information would you need to answer the question?
  • 4.Using the continuum of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom, determine how you would go about researching your question.
  • Explore the available databases in the Walden Library. Identify which of these databases you would use to find the information or data you need.
  • Once you have identified useful databases, how would you go about finding the most relevant articles and information?
  • Consider how you would extract the relevant information from the articles.
  • How would you take the information and organize it in a way that was useful? How could you take the step from simply having useful knowledge to gaining wisdom?

By Day 7 of Week 4

Write a 3- to 4-page paper that addresses the following:

  • 1.Summarize the question you developed, and then relate how you would work through the four steps of the data, information, knowledge, wisdom continuum. Be specific.
  • Identify the databases and search words you would use.
  • Relate how you would take the information gleaned and turn it into usable knowledge.
  • 2.Can bioinformatics be used to gain wisdom? Describe how you would progress from simply having useful knowledge to the wisdom to make decisions about the information you have found during your database search.

Your paper must also include a title page, an introduction, a summary, and a reference page.

Grading Criteria

Evaluation Criteria for Applications and Formal Papers

 

  Levels of Achievement
Criteria Outstanding Performance Excellent Performance Competent Performance Proficient Performance Room for Improvement
QUALITY OF WORK SUBMITTED –

1. The extent to which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking (0-30 Points)

30 to 30 points

Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics

25 to 29 points

Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics

20 to 24 points

Assignment meets expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 50% containing good breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics.

16 to 19 points

Assignment meets most of the expectations. One required topic is either not addressed or inadequately addressed.

0 to 15 points

Assignment superficially meets some of the expectations. Two or more required topics are either not addressed or inadequately addressed.

QUALITY OF WORK SUBMITTED: Purpose of the paper is clear (0-5 Points) 5 to 5 points

A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria.

5 to 5 points

A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria.

4 to 4 points

Purpose of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive.

1 to 3 points

Purpose of the assignment is vague.

0 to 0 points

No purpose statement was provided.

ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS

The extent to which the work reflects the student’s ability to-

1. Understand and interpret the assignment’s key concepts (0-10 Points)

10 to 10 points

Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts.

9 to 9 points

Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts.

8 to 8 points

Demonstrates a clear understanding of key concepts.

5 to 7 points

Shows some degree of understanding of key concepts.

0 to 4 points

Shows a lack of understanding of key concepts, deviates from topics.

 

 

ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS 2. Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources (0-20 Points) 20 to 20 points

Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 3-4 course resources to support point of view.

15 to 19 points

Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 3-4 course resources to support point of view.

10 to 14 points

Integrates specific information from 1 credible outside resource and 3 to 4 course resources to support major points and point of view.

3 to 9 points

Minimally includes and integrates specific information from 2-3 resources to support major points and point of view.

0 to 2 points

Includes and integrates specific information from 0 to 1 resource to support major points and point of view.

ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS 3. Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections. (0-20 Points) 20 to 20 points

Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to the field of advanced nursing practice.

18 to 19 points

Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to the field of advanced nursing practice.

16 to 17 points

Summarizes information gleaned from sources to support major points, but does not synthesize.

14 to 15 points

Identifies but does not interpret or apply concepts, and/or strategies correctly; ideas unclear and/or underdeveloped.

0 to 13 points

Rarely or does not interpret, apply, and synthesize concepts, and/or strategies.

WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 1. Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. (0-5 Points) 5 to 5 points

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards.

5 to 5 points

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards.

4 to 4 points

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards 80% of the time.

3 to 3 points

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards 70% of the time.

0 to 2 points

Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards < 70% of the time.

 

 

WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 2. English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation (0-5 Points) 5 to 5 points

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

5 to 5 points

Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 to 4 points

Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3 to 3 points

Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 3

0 to 2 points

Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.

WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 3. The paper follows correct SPA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list (0-5 Points) 5 to 5 points

Uses correct SPA format with no errors.

5 to 5 points

Uses correct SPA format with no errors.

4 to 4 points

Contains a few (1-2) SPA format errors.

3 to 3 points

Contains several (3-4) SPA format errors.

0 to 2 points

Contains many (≥ 5) SPA format errors.

 

 

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