Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies.

Reading Research Literature

Guidelines and Grading Rubric – Week 5

Purpose

The student will read research literature to determine the research purpose, question, design, population, sample, limitations, data collection and analysis.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO 2:     Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (PO #4 and 8)

CO 4:    Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice. (PO #4 and 8)

Points: This assignment is worth 225 points.

Due Date: Submit to the Reading Research Literature  basket in the Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5.

Requirements

  1. Download the research articles from the Chamberlain library.

Retrieve the following research articles: Make sure you are viewing the full text PDF. If you view the article in HTML format, you may not be able to see the tables and figures that are referenced in the questions.

Fu, M., Hu, J., & Cai, X. (2015). Effectiveness of a community-based diabetes self-management intervention for Chinese adults with type 2 diabetes: A pilot study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21, 132-140. doi:10.1111/ijn.12373

http://proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=109809079&site=eds-live

Pals, R. S., Hansen, U. M., Johansen, C. B., Hansen, C. S., Jørgensen, M. E., Fleischer, J., & Willaing, I. (2015). Making sense of a new technology in clinical practice: A qualitative study of patient and physician perspectives. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), 1-10. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-1071-1

http://proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=her&AN=109884152&site=eds-live

 

  1. Download the NR439_Reading_Research_Literature_form.
  2. Watch the video on how to complete this assignment at http://www.brainshark.com/devry/vu?pi=zGCzbNjK4zHr05z0.
  3. Type answers to the questions directly onto the form. Your form does NOT need to follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to use correct grammar, spelling, syntax, and write in complete sentences.
  4. Save the file by clicking Save as and adding your last name, e.g., NR439_W5_Reading_Research_Literature_Form_Smith.docx.
  5. Submit to the Week 5 Reading Research Literature basket in the Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5. Please post questions about this paper in the Week 5 Q & A Forum.

Grading Criteria

Category Points % Description
Fu, Hu, & Cai article: Question 1 10 4% Identifies the purpose of the research article.
Question 2 10 4% Identifies the research question implied in the study.
Question 3 10 4% Describes the research design of the study.
Question 4 10 4% Identifies and describes the population.
Question 5 10 4% Was the sample adequate for the research design
Question 6 10 4% Describe the data collection procedure
Question 7 10 4% How were the data analyzed
Question 8 10 4% Describes the limitations in the study.
Question 9 10 4% Describes the authors’ conclusions.
Question 10 10 5% How does this advance knowledge in the field.
Pals et al article: Question 11 10 5% Identifies the purpose of the research article.
Question 12 10 5% Identifies the research question implied in the study.
Question 13 10 5% Describes the research design of the study.
Question 14 10 5% Identifies characteristics of quantitative study.
Question 15 10 5% Was the sample adequate for the research design
Question 16 10 5% Describe the data collection procedure
Question 17 10 5% How were the data analyzed
Question 18 10 5% Describes the limitations in the study.
Question 19 10 5% Describes the authors’ conclusions.
Question 20 10 5% How does this advance knowledge in the field.
Style and Writing 25 11% Names file, includes name on paper. Writes in complete sentences with no grammar, spelling, or syntax errors.
Total 225 pts 100% A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria A (100%)

Exceptional

 

Outstanding or highest level of performance

B (88%)

Exceeds

 

Very good or high level of performance

C (80%)

Meets

 

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

NI (38%)

Needs Improvement

Poor or failing level of performance

F (0%)

Developing

 

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Fu, Hu, & Cai article:

Question 1 Purpose

10 points

Correctly identifies the purpose of the research article.

10 points ☐

Mostly identifies the purpose of the research article

9 points ☐

Somewhat identifies the purpose of the research article.

8 points ☐

Offers a purpose for the article, but incorrectly identifies it.

4 points ☐

Does not identify any purpose for the research.

0 points ☐

Question 2 Research question

10 points

Correctly identifies the research question in the study, or identifies the implied question, or indicates that no research question was given.

10 points ☐

Mostly identifies the research question that the author described.

9 points ☐

Somewhat identifies the research question that the author described.

8 points ☐

Offers a research question, but incorrectly identifies it.

4 points ☐

Does not identify any research question.

0 points ☐

Question 3

Research design

10 points

Correctly describes the research design of the study.

10 points ☐

Mostly describes the research design of the study.

9 points ☐

Somewhat describes the research design of the study.

8 points ☐

Offers a research design, but incorrectly identifies it.

4 points ☐

Does not identify any research design.

0 points ☐

Question 4 Population

10 points

Correctly identifies and describes in detail the population of the research article.

10 points ☐

Mostly describes identifies and describes the population of the research article.

9 points ☐

Somewhat identifies and describes the population of the research article.

8 points ☐

Offers a population, but incorrectly identifies it as the one in the research article.

4 points ☐

Does not identify any population.

0 points ☐

Question 5 Sample

10 points

Correctly explains if the sampling approach was appropriate for the research design studied, and if it was adequate.

10 points ☐

Correctly explains if the sampling approach was appropriate for the research design studied, but fails to correctly identify if it was adequate.

9 points ☐

Correctly explains the sampling approach, but incorrectly identifies if it was, or was not, appropriate or adequate.

8 points ☐

Misidentifies the sampling approach.

4 points ☐

Doesn’t explain any sampling approach.

0 points ☐

Question 6 Data collection

10 points

Correctly describes the data collection procedure in detail.

10 points ☐

Correctly describes the data collection procedure in general.

9 points ☐

Correctly describes most of the data collection procedure but fails to describe all of it.

8 points ☐

Incorrectly describes the data collection procedure, or omits most of the information.

4 points ☐

Does not describe any data collection procedures.

0 points ☐

Question 7 Data analysis

10 points

Correctly describes how the all of the data were analyzed.

10 points ☐

Correctly describes how most of the data were analyzed.

9 points ☐

Describes how the data were analyzed, but may contain some misinformation.

8 points ☐

Describes incorrectly how data were analyzed, or omitted large portions of the information.

4 points ☐

Does not describe how data were analyzed.

0 points ☐

Question 8 Limitations

10 points

Correctly describes all of the limitations in the study.

10 points ☐

Correctly describes most of the limitations in the study.

9 points ☐

Correctly describes some of the limitations in the study, but may omit one or two.

8 points ☐

Minimally describes the limitations of the study, or misidentifies them.

4 points ☐

Does not describe any limitations for the study.

0 points ☐

Question 9 Conclusions

10 points

Correctly describes all of the authors’ conclusions.

10 points ☐

Correctly describes most of the authors’ conclusions.

9 points ☐

Correctly describes some of the authors’ conclusions, but may omit one or two.

8 points ☐

Minimally describes the author’s conclusions, or misidentifies them.

4 points ☐

Does not describe any author conclusions.

0 points ☐

Question 10 Advances knowledge

10 points

Describes in-depth how this research advances knowledge in the field.

10 points ☐

Generally, describes how this research advances knowledge

9 points ☐

Briefly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

8 points ☐

Incorrectly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

4 points ☐

Does not describe how the research advances knowledge in the field.

0 points ☐

Pals et al article:

Question 11 Purpose

10 points

Correctly identifies the purpose of the research article.

10 points ☐

Mostly identifies the purpose of the research article

9 points ☐

Somewhat identifies the purpose of the research article.

8 points ☐

Offers a purpose for the article, but incorrectly identifies it.

4 points ☐

Does not identify any purpose for the research.

0 points ☐

Question 12 Research question

10 points

Correctly identifies the research question in the study, or identifies the implied question, or indicates that no research question was given.

10 points ☐

Mostly identifies the research question that the author described.

9 points ☐

Somewhat identifies the research question that the author described.

8 points ☐

Offers a research question, but incorrectly identifies it.

4 points ☐

Does not identify any research question.

0 points ☐

Question 13

Research design

10 points

Correctly describes the research design of the study.

10 points ☐

Mostly describes the research design of the study.

9 points ☐

Somewhat describes the research design of the study.

8 points ☐

Offers a research design, but incorrectly identifies it.

4 points ☐

Does not identify any research design.

0 points ☐

Question 14 Population

10 points

Correctly identifies and describes in detail the population of the research article.

10 points ☐

Mostly describes identifies and describes the population of the research article.

9 points ☐

Somewhat identifies and describes the population of the research article.

8 points ☐

Offers a population, but incorrectly identifies it as the one in the research article.

4 points ☐

Does not identify any population.

0 points ☐

Question 15 Sample

10 points

Correctly explains if the sampling approach was appropriate for the research design studied, and if it was adequate.

10 points ☐

Correctly explains if the sampling approach was appropriate for the research design studied, but fails to correctly identify if it was adequate.

9 points ☐

Correctly explains the sampling approach, but incorrectly identifies if it was, or was not, appropriate or adequate.

8 points ☐

Misidentifies the sampling approach.

4 points ☐

Doesn’t explain any sampling approach.

0 points ☐

Question 16 Data collection

10 points

Correctly describes the data collection procedure in detail.

10 points ☐

Correctly describes the data collection procedure in general.

9 points ☐

Correctly describes most of the data collection procedure but fails to describe all of it.

8 points ☐

Incorrectly describes the data collection procedure, or omits most of the information.

4 points ☐

Does not describe any data collection procedures.

0 points ☐

Question 17 Data analysis

10 points

Correctly describes how the all of the data were analyzed.

10 points ☐

Correctly describes how most of the data were analyzed.

9 points ☐

Describes how the data were analyzed, but may contain some misinformation.

8 points ☐

Describes incorrectly how data were analyzed, or omitted large portions of the information.

4 points ☐

Does not describe how data were analyzed.

0 points ☐

Question 18 Limitations

10 points

Correctly describes all of the limitations in the study.

10 points ☐

Correctly describes most of the limitations in the study.

9 points ☐

Correctly describes some of the limitations in the study, but may omit one or two.

8 points ☐

Minimally describes the limitations of the study, or misidentifies them.

4 points ☐

Does not describe any limitations for the study.

0 points ☐

Question 19 Conclusions

10 points

Correctly describes all of the authors’ conclusions.

10 points ☐

Correctly describes most of the authors’ conclusions.

9 points ☐

Correctly describes some of the authors’ conclusions, but may omit one or two.

8 points ☐

Minimally describes the author’s conclusions, or misidentifies them.

4 points ☐

Does not describe any author conclusions.

0 points ☐

Question 20 Advances knowledge

10 points

Describes in-depth how this research advances knowledge in the field.

10 points ☐

Generally, describes how this research advances knowledge

9 points ☐

Briefly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

8 points ☐

Incorrectly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

4 points ☐

Does not describe how the research advances knowledge in the field.

0 points ☐

Style and Writing

25 points

Correctly names file, includes name on paper. Writes in complete sentences with no grammar, spelling, or syntax errors.

25 points ☐

One to four errors in grammar, spelling,

22 points ☐

Five to eight errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax

20 points ☐

Eight to twelve errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax.

10 points ☐

Thirteen or more errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax.

0 points ☐

    Total Points Possible = 225 points

 

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