In the first task of the research fundamentals project you are asked to develop a research topic and describe the problem.

In the first task of the research fundamentals project you are asked to develop a research topic and describe the problem.

After you have completed that task, reflect on the process of selecting your topic.

Task 1: 5 pages in length.

Write an essay in which you:

A. Describe the process you used to select your research topic in your problem, search, and
evaluation task.

1. Describe what motivated you to select your topic. (Interest in community health nursing:
see attached papers for reference)

2. Describe what barriers you think you might encounter with your research topic.

3. Describe how your research topic will benefit your field.

B. Include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

RET1 Task 1 Grading Criteria-Topic Selection

Reflection:

Communication Holistic: The work is extremely clear and easy to understand.

Mechanics (grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.): The work contains no readily detectable
errors.

Style: The writing style is characterized by highly varied sentence structure, vivid
vocabulary, and accurate word choice.

A1. Selection of Topic

The candidate provides a precise description of what motivations there were to select the
research topic.

A2. Barriers

The candidate provides a precise description of barriers that may be encountered with the
research topic.

A3. Benefit to the Field

The candidate provides a precise description of how the research topic will benefit the
field.

B. Sources: The candidate provides appropriate in-text citations and/or references with no
readily detectable deviations from APA style.

Task 2. Literature Review Reflection (508.2.1-01, 02, 2.3-05)

Describe the purpose of conducting a literature review.

Discuss how conducting a literature review relates to other parts of the research plan.

Define how conducting a literature review can clarify the relationship between research and
practice.

Explain how resource availability and selection can limit the scope of a research topic.

Introduction: