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Write a 450 -word paragraph that address the questions outlined in the Questions to Prompt Critical Thinking document. As a team paper, be sure the tone and flow are smooth and seamless. Be sure the writing is scholarly with no more than 2 direct quotes. Preferably no direct quotes.

Attached is the article that needs to be used.

As a team, select one peer-reviewed research article from the Week Two Annotated Bibliography assignment. Please check with me to ensure the research study is appropriate. Review the Questions to Prompt Critical Thinking document.

Write a 450 -word paragraph  that address the questions outlined in the Questions to Prompt Critical Thinking document. As a team paper, be sure the tone and flow are smooth and seamless. Be sure the writing is scholarly with no more than 2 direct quotes. Preferably no direct quotes.

Format your paper according to APA guidelines, and cite the peer-reviewed article selected for your paper.

Here is my part write a paragraph with 450 words based on the article attached and include every question listed below. The examples are just examples to know how to answer the question.

STEPS 1. Define the problem

Questions to Prompt Critical Thinking 1

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  1. What is the problem identified in the research article? Example: The Ebola outbreak and its prevalence in West African nations.
  2. Why is it a problem?

    Example: The Ebola outbreak is a disease that is contracted from… Its symptoms are… (x) amount of people die each year… This is a problem because…

  3. What is the problem that the study is trying to resolve?

    Example: Ebola has spread among the West African people because of… This research seeks to identify solutions that will prevent it from spreading among the African people.

  4. Why is the problem important for health care administrators to study? The research article may not identify a specific reason why the research is important to health care administrators. That is okay. Write about why a health care administrator would want to study this topic. How could knowledge of this topic help you as a health care administrator?

    Example: As an assistant manager of a nursing home, I know that many of the residents have watched the news reports on the Ebola outbreak in Africa and its potential outbreak in the United States. Since I know little about the disease and knowing the concern that the reporting of this disease has brought on the residents of the nursing home, I felt that it was my responsibility to know more about the disease and how to prevent its spread. Providing the residences with this knowledge can go a long way towards calming their fears and enabling them and their caregivers to take measures to prevent any outbreak.

  1. Identify the purpose
    1. What is the purpose of the research study?
    2. What is the reserarcher(s) trying to accomplish in the study?

      If the answers to these questions are not expressly stated in the article, consider its entirety and then write what you think the answers are.

      Example: The purpose of the study was to create awareness of the Ebola outbreak, to provide statistical data to give an accurate account of the scope of the outbreak and to identify known methods to minimize exposure, recognize symptoms and prevent outbreaks.

  2. Identify the hypothesis or research question
    1. Was a hypothesis or research question given in the research article? If so what? If not, why?
    2. Was the initial hypothesis confirmed or the initial research question answered or was it disproved by the research?

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Questions to Prompt Critical Thinking 2

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Example: The initial hypothesis made by the author stated that “though Ebola is unfamiliar to most people, it is familiar to the medical community and measures have been established to prevent exposure and treatments to support patients”. The research provided by the author identifies clearly the origin of the disease and how it is contracted and spread among people. The research explains in depth the living conditions that exist in the West African nations and why the disease is so prevalent. It further identifies and explains existing research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that confirms the medical community’s awareness of the disease and established protocol to prevent it. The evidence provided by the author leads me to believe that the initial hypothesis is valid.

4. Study variables

a. What is (are) the dependent and independent study variables?

Dependent variables represent ‘outputs’ or ‘effects’, typically the main variable studied. Independent variables represent ‘inputs’ and can have any value. These may or may not influence the dependent variable.

Example: The study collected data that observed changes in the number of people becoming infected by the Ebola virus by varying amounts of education/awareness being facilitated by the American Red Cross. The amount of attention given by the American Red Cross is an independent variable while the number of people who were or were not infected after public awareness efforts is a dependent variable.


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