Module 2A ObjectivesObjectives

By the end of module 2A, you should be able to:

Describe concept analysis.

Describe the relationships among concepts, theory, practice and research.

Differentiate between concept analysis/development and concept synthesis.

Identify and analyze the application of a concept analysis approach used within a scholarly paper.

Module 2A: Read and Analyze a Concept Analysis and Compose Your Paper

Your Task: This week, you have to 1) read about the Concept Analysis steps as discussed in the textbook (McEwen & Wills), 2) within that same chapter, carefully reviewed A Comparison of Concept Development Methods, and 3) read the Xue & Heffernan paper. Your task is to compose a paper that compares the method used by Xue & Heffernan with the other 6 models of concept analysis described in the book.

Full guidelines and expectations can be found in the Interactive: Concept Analysis Development (Part 1) and in the Concept Analysis Paper Rubric. If you need support formatting your paper according to APA guidelines, please consult this resource. 

Grading criteriaCRITERIATITLE PAGE (5 points)

Title page includes the paper title, author names (the byline), author affiliation (Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health), course number (NUR 602.01) and name for which the paper is being submitted, instructor name Dr. Edmund J. Y. Pajarillo), assignment due date, and page number.   

ABSRACT (7 points)

Includes structured abstract – an abstract that has the headings of the paper. The structured abstract is on a page of its own, no references or citations, but must have 3-4 keywords. 

BODY OF PAPER (52 points)

Names the concept development method used in the Xue & Heffernan (2020) study and identified the researchers who developed the method.  (15 points)

Explains steps employed in the particular method discussed in the Xue & Heffernan (2020) study.  (15 points)

Compares steps in concept development method used in the Xue & Heffernan (2020) study with the method discussed in your textbook (McEwen, M., & Wills, E.M., 2018).   (15 points)

Includes a short summary of your analysis. (7 points)


Uses correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.  (10 points)

Includes numbered pages. There is no longer a running head on the header.  (5 points)

Uses correct APA Formatting, 7th edition, with headings and subheadings (Headings or subheadings conform to items listed below).  (7 points)

Uses no more than 600 words (Not including title page and reference page).  (4 points)

Includes reference page that addresses any author(s) mentioned in your paper. Used correct APA Style (7th ed.) to cite references.  (10 points)Maximum score100