Reading Research Literature

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.

George, S., & Thomas, S. (2010). Lived experience of diabetes among older, rural people. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(5), 1092-1100.

http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010620411&site=ehost-live

Hunt, C., Sanderson, B., Ellison, K., (2014). Support for diabetes using technology: A pilot study to improve self-management. MedSurg Nursing, 23(4), 231-237.

http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2012695204&site=ehost-live

 

  1. Download NR439_RRL_form and type answers to the questions directly onto the form. Your paper does NOT need to follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to use correct grammar, spelling, syntax, and write in complete sentences.
  2. Save the file by clicking Save as and adding your last name, e.g., NR439_RRL_Smith.docx.
  3. Watch the video on how to complete this assignment. The link may be found on the Week 5 Assignments page.
  4. 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
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.
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 points 100%

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
Question 1

Purpose

(10 points)

Correctly identifies the purpose of the research article.

9–10 points

Mostly identifies the purpose of the research article.

8 points

Somewhat identifies the purpose of the research article.

7 points

Does not answer the question or provides an incorrect answer.

0–6 points

/10
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.

9–10 points

Mostly identifies the research question that the author described.

8 points

Somewhat identifies the research question that the author described.

7 points

Does not answer or fails to identify the research question that the author described.

0–6 points

/10
Question 3

Research design

(10 points)

Correctly describes the research design of the study

9–10 points

Mostly describes the research design of the study.

8 points

Somewhat describes the research design of the study.

7 points

Does not describe the design of the study, or inaccurately identifies it.

0–6 points

/10
Question 4

Population

(10 points)

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

9–10 points

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

8 points

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

7 points

Does not identifies and describes in detail the population of the research article.

0–6 points

/10
Question 5

Sample

(10 points)

Correctly describes if the sample was adequate for the research design studied.

9–10 points

Mostly describes if the sample was adequate for the research design studied

8 points

Somewhat describes if the sample was adequate for the research design studied

7 points

Doesn’t answer the question, or misunderstands if the sample was adequate for the research design studied.

0–6 points

/10
Question 6

Data collection

(10 points)

Correctly describes the data collection procedure.

9–10 points

Mostly describes the data collection procedure.

8 points

Somewhat describes the data collection procedure.

7 points

Doesn’t answer the question, or misunderstands the data collection procedure.

0–6 points

/10
Question 7

Data analysis

(10 points)

Correctly describes how the data was analyzed.

9–10 points

Partially describes how the data was analyzed.

 

8 points

Minimally describes how the data was analyzed.

7 points

Incorrectly describes how the data was analyzed or fails to answer

0–6 points

/10
Question 8

Limitations

(10 points)

Correctly describes the limitations in the study.

9–10 points

Mostly describes the limitations in the study

8 points

Somewhat describes the limitations in the study.

7 points

Incorrectly describes the limitations in the study or does not answer

0–6 points

/10
Question 9

Conclusions

(10 points)

Correctly describes the authors’ conclusions

9–10 points

Mostly describes the authors’ conclusions

8 points

Somewhat describes the authors’ conclusions

7 points

Incorrectly describes the authors’ conclusions or does not answer question

0–6 points

/10
Question 10

Advances knowledge

(10 points)

Correctly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

9–10 points

Mostly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

8 points

Somewhat describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

7 points

Incorrectly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field or does not anwer the question.

0–6 points

/10
Question 11

Purpose

(10 points)

Correctly identifies the purpose of the research article.

9–10 points

Mostly identifies the purpose of the research article.

8 points

Somewhat identifies the purpose of the research article.

7 points

Does not answer the question or provides an incorrect answer.

0–6 points

/10
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.

9–10 points

Mostly identifies the research question that the author described.

8 points

Somewhat identifies the research question that the author described.

7 points

Does not answer or fails to identify the research question that the author described.

0–6 points

/10
Question 13

Research design

(10 points)

Correctly describes the research design of the study

9–10 points

Mostly describes the research design of the study.

8 points

Somewhat describes the research design of the study.

7 points

Does not describe the design of the study, or inaccurately identifies it.

0–6 points

/10
Question 14

Population

(10 points)

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

9–10 points

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

8 points

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

7 points

Does not identifies and describes in detail the population of the research article.

0–6 points

/10
Question 15

Sample

(10 points)

Correctly describes if the sample was adequate for the research design studied.

9–10 points

Mostly describes if the sample was adequate for the research design studied

8 points

Somewhat describes if the sample was adequate for the research design studied

7 points

Doesn’t answer the question, or misunderstands if the sample was adequate for the research design studied.

0–6 points

/10
Question 16

Data collection

(10 points)

Correctly describes the data collection procedure.

9–10 points

Mostly describes the data collection procedure.

8 points

Somewhat describes the data collection procedure.

7 points

Doesn’t answer the question, or misunderstands the data collection procedure.

0–6 points

/10
Question 17

Data Analysis

(10 points)

Correctly describes how the data was analyzed.

9–10 points

Partially describes how the data was analyzed.

8 points

Minimally describes how the data was analyzed.

7 points

Incorrectly describes how the data was analyzed or fails to answer

0–6 points

/10
Question 18

Limitations

(10 points)

Correctly describes the limitations in the study.

9–10 points

Mostly describes the limitations in the study

8 points

Somewhat describes the limitations in the study.

7 points

Incorrectly describes the limitations in the study or does not answer

0–6 points

/10
Question 19

Conclusions

(10 points)

Correctly describes the authors’ conclusions

9–10 points

Mostly describes the authors’ conclusions

8 points

Somewhat describes the authors’ conclusions

7 points

Incorrectly describes the authors’ conclusions or does not answer question

0–6 points

/10
Question 20

Advances knowledge

(10 points)

Correctly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

9–10 points

Mostly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

8 points

Somewhat describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

7 points

Incorrectly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field or does not anwer the question.

0–6 points

/10
Style and Writing

(25 pts)

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

23–25 points

One to two errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax.

21–22 points

Three to four errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax

19–20 points

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

0–18 points

/25
Total Points =  ____/225

 

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