Summarize 3-5 sources that address the target population in your PICOT question. Then, synthesize the evidence from these sources into one paragraph in support of the target population. Introduction Successful academic writing requires the interpretation and synthesis of scholarly sources in support of ideas, projects, or additional scholarship. In this assessment, you will progress from summary to synthesis, using the sources you have gathered to support the target population of your project. This assessment focuses on crafting an argument in support of the selection of the target population identified in your PICOT question. Complete this assessment before beginning Assessment 7. Demonstration of Proficiency By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria: Competency 1: Address assessment ï»¿purpose in a well-organized text, incorporating appropriate evidence and tone in grammatically sound sentences. Integrate evidence into text appropriately. Competency 2: Craft a compelling argument. Compose a strong thesis stating an argument. Explain how evidence supports an argument. Competency 3: Create a literature review that supports a possible intervention or process change. Develop a synthesis of evidence in support of an argument. Competency 4: Obtain preceptor and practicum approval. Explain why the proposed intervention does not pose any risk to human subjects. Preparation Gather 3–5 sources you have found supporting your argument that there is a need in the target population and that the intervention identified in your PICOT question will meet the need. The following are things you should identify when considering your population (not an exhaustive list and not all the items on this list might apply to your population): age, generation, sociocultural determinants, geographic area, gender, and ethnicity. Review the resources on summarizing. Review the steps in the MEAL Plan. Use the Synthesis module for an introduction to synthesis. The target population will be the subject(s) undergoing the change in practice or process, and they will be key stakeholders in your intervention. Make sure that you have not identified a vulnerable population. Refer to the Programs of Research, to ensure that your intervention does not pose any risk to human subjects. Your intervention should involve a quality improvement or process improvement that implements an evidence-based practice. Instructions Note: The assessments in this course must be completed in the order presented; subsequent assessments should be built on both your earlier work and your instructor’s feedback on earlier assessments. If you choose to submit assessments prematurely, without considering and integrating your instructor’s feedback, your assessment may be returned ungraded, resulting in your loss of an assessment attempt. State your PICOT question, including the target population. Gather 3–5 resources that address the topic. Write the following: For each source, write a summary paragraph. Then, create one synthesized paragraph of information, bringing together the information from all the sources. Here are some questions to consider when writing this final paragraph, which will be a synthesis in support of the target population. How do your sources relate? In what ways are they similar or different? How do they build upon one another? Each paragraph should present a main idea, supported by evidence, following the model set by the MEAL Plan. Your assessment will be graded according to the following criteria: Explain why the proposed intervention does not pose any risk to human subjects. Capella IRB requires learners to ensure that volunteers/participants in doctoral projects will not experience negative impacts to their social reputation, financial standing, employability, legal status, educational opportunities, or health. Describe the characteristics of the project stakeholders who will participate in the change. Explain the impact of the project on the stakeholders. How will the change in practice or process meet the needs of said stakeholders and/or the organization? Describe, if any, the potential negative impacts the project may have on the stakeholders or organization. Integrate evidence into text appropriately. Compose a strong thesis stating an argument. Explain how the evidence supports an argument. Develop a synthesis of evidence in support of an argument.