Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice.

Guidelines and Grading Rubric ?
PURPOSE
The purpose of this assignment is for the student to learn to assimilate, analyze, critique, and summarize an original research article. Student is to select an article from a list located in the Week 6 Research Review foldeEvaluate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice. r in Doc Sharing. There is a choice of articles from which you must choose ONE to complete this assignment.
COURSE OUTCOMES
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to meet the following course outcomes:
CO1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO #7)
CO2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs #4 and 8)
CO4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice. (POs #4 and 8)
CO5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs #7 and 8)
POINTS
The assignment is worth a total of 200 points.
DUE DATE
You are to submit your paper to the Week 6 Research Article Review Dropbox by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6.
REQUIREMENTS
Through this assignment, the student will:

1. Critique a peer-reviewed study, indicating the research question, sample, design of study, data collection method, findings, and limitations of each (CO 2, CO 4,)
2. Summarize the research article and evaluate the significance to nursing. (CO 3).
PREPARING THE PAPER
1. The Week 6 Research Article Paper folder in Doc Sharing lists articles from which you are to select ONE to analyze.
2. Retrieve the full-text version of the article from the library. Read it thoroughly.
3. Write a brief introduction to your paper, however do not label it as an ?Introduction? in accordance with the rules of APA scholarly writing.
4. State the research question for this study in a paragraph.
5. Describe the research design of this study.
6. Explain how the sample was selected and include the number of participants. Make a judgment as to whether the sample size was adequate, and defend your answer why or why not.
7. Describe the data collection method(s) including who collected data, what tools were used, and other pertinent information.
8. Identify the limitations of the study, and describe how the limitations could be overcome in subsequent studies.
9. Describe the findings reported in the study. What is the answer to the research question based on these findings? If the study fails to answer the research question, what do you believe is the reason?
10. Summarize the article. Based on these findings, is the evidence that you found on your topic strong enough to suggest a change in practice, or an idea for practice? Please provide the rationale for your answer.
11. List your references, formatted in APA style, On the References page. Guidelines and a sample paper on APA may be found under Course Home in the Course Resources link. Follow the guidelines for writing professional papers using APA formatting as described in the 6th edition of the manual.
GRADING CRITERIA
Category Points % Description
Research Question 22 11% In a short paragraph, state the research question of this study.
Design of Study 22 11% Describe the research design used in the study
Sample/Population of the Study 28 14% Comment on how the sample was selected and on the number of participants. Is the number adequate? Why or why not?
Data Collection Methods 28 14% Describe the data collection procedure.
Limitations 24 12% Describe the limitations found in the study.
Findings 24 12% Based on this study, what are the findings? What is the answer to the research question? Does the study fail to answer the question, and if so, why?
Summary of Article
(See rubric for categories and breakdown of points.) 28 14% Summary of all aspects of the study is clear and comprehensive. Rationale for decisions related to use of study findings is clear.
Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling/ APA Formatting 24 12% No more than 0?3 errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
APA formatting is correct with 0?3 errors.
Total 200 100% A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria A
(92-100%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance B
(84-91%)
Very good or high level of performance C
(76-83%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance F
(0-75%)
Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance Pts.
Research question
(22 points) Fully describes the research question.
(20-22 points) Partially describes the research question
(18-19 points) Minimally describes the research question.
(17 points) Does not describe the research question.
(0-16 points) /22
Design of the study
(22 points) Fully describes the design of the study
(20-22 points) Partially describes the design of the study
(18-19 points) Minimally describes the design of the study
(17 points) Does not describe the design of the study
(0-16 points) /22
Sample/ population of the study
(28 points) Fully describes the sample used in the study.
(26-28 points) Partially describes the sample used in the study.
(24-25 points) Minimally describes the sample used in the study.
(21-23 points) Does not describe the sample used in the study.
(0-20 points) /28
Data collection methods
(28 points) Fully describes the data collection method used in the study.
(26-28 points) Partially describes the data collection method used in the study.
(24-25 points) Minimally describes the data collection method used in the study.
(21-23 points) Does not describe the data collection method used in the study.
(0-20 points) /28
Limitations
(24 points) Fully describes the limitations found in the study.
(22-24 points) Partially describe the limitations found in the study.
(20-21 points) Minimally describe the limitations found in the study.
(18-19 points) Does not describe the limitations found in the study.
(0-17 points) /24
Findings
(24 points) Fully describes the findings of the study.
(22-24 points) Partially describes the findings of the study.
(20-21 points) Minimally describes the findings of the study.
(18-19 points) Does not describe the findings of the study.
(0-17 points) /24
Summary
(28 points) Summarizes study and states rationale for whether a change in practice is warranted
(26-28 points) Partially summarizes study and states rationale for whether a change in practice is warranted.
(24-25 points) Minimally summarizes study and states rationale for whether a change in practice is warranted.
(21-23 points) Does not summarize study and does not give rationale for whether a change in practice is warranted.
(0-20 points) /28
Grammar, punctuation, and spelling/ APA formatting
(24 points) No more than 0?3 errors in grammar, punctuation, APA, and spelling.
(22-24 points) No more than 4?6 errors in grammar, punctuation, APA, and spelling
(20-21 points) No more than 7?9 errors in grammar, punctuation, APA, and spelling
(18-19 points) More than10 errors
(0-17 points) /24
Total Points = 200 __ / 200 points

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