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

Chamberlain College of Nursing NR439 Evidence-Based Practice

Reading Research Literature #2

Guidelines and Grading Rubric – Week 6

Purpose

The student will read research literature to determine the informed consent, study setting, sample size, data collection procedures, reliability and validity, demographic information, variables, data analysis, figures, and conclusions.

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)

Due Date: Submit to the Reading Research Literature #2 basket in the Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 6.

Requirements

1. Download the research articles from the Chamberlain library.

Retrieve the following research articles:

Sanford, J., Townsend-Rocchicciolli, J., Horigan, A., & Hall, P. (2011). A process of decision making by caregivers of family members with heart failure. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 25(1), 55–70. http://proxy.devry.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/853503862/354CEF3F10A4D9CPQ/6?accountid=147674

Schwarz, K. A., Mion, L. C., Hudock, D., & Litman, G. (2008). Telemonitoring of heart failure patients and their caregivers: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Progress in Cardiovascular Nursing, 23, 18–26. http://proxy.devry.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.proxy.devry.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2009875572&site=ehost-live

2. Download NR439_RRL2_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.

3. Save the file by clicking Save as and adding your last name, e.g., NR439_RRL2_Smith.docx.

4. Submit to the Reading Research Literature #2 basket in the Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 6. Please post questions about this paper in the Q & A Forum.

Points: This assignment is worth 225 points.

Grading Criteria

Category Points % Description
Question 1 10 4% Describes methods for obtaining informed consent.
Question 2 10 4% Identifies and describes the setting for the study.
Question 3 10 4% Identifies if the sample was adequate for the research design, and explains why it was or was not.
Question 4 10 4% Identifies the data collection procedure.
Question 5 10 4% Describes what authors said about reliability and validity.
Question 6 10 4% Describes the demographic information.
Question 7 10 4% Describes variables that were measured.
Question 8 10 4% Identifies how the data was analyzed.
Question 9 10 4% Describes figures and tables.
Question 10 10 4% Describes the authors’ conclusions.
Question 11 10 4% Describes methods for obtaining informed consent.
Question 12 10 5% Identifies and describes the setting for the study.
Question 13 10 5% Identifies if the sample was adequate for the research design, and explains why it was or was not.
Question 14 10 5% Identifies the data collection procedure.
Question 15 10 5% Describes what authors said about reliability and validity.
Question 16 10 5% Describes limitation faced in data collection.
Question 17 10 5% Describes demographic information.
Question 18 10 5% Describes variables that were studied.
Question 19 10 5% Identifies any inferential tests that were done and their purpose.
Question 20 10 5% Describes figures and tables.
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

Total Points
Question 1

(10 points)

Correctly describes methods for obtaining informed consent.

9–10 points

Partially describes methods for obtaining informed consent.

8 points

Identified if informed consent was obtained, but does not describe methods.

7 points

Incorrectly describes methods for obtaining informed consent or does not state if it was obtained.

0–6 points

/10
Question 2

(10 points)

Correctly identifies the setting for the study and describes it in detail.

9–10 points

Correctly identifies the setting for the study but describes it only in general terms.

8 points

Correctly identifies the setting for the study but provides no detail.

7 points

Incorrectly identifies the setting for the study and/or provides no detail.

0–6 points

/10
Question 3

(10 points)

Correctly identifies if the sample was adequate for the research design and explains fully why it was or was not.

9–10 points

Correctly identifies if the sample was adequate for the research design but gives a general explanation as to why or why not.

8 points

Correctly identifies if the sample was adequate for the research design but gives no explanation as to why or why not.

7 points

Incorrectly identifies is the sample was adequate for the research design.

0–6 points

/10
Question 4

(10 points)

Correctly describes data collection procedure.

9–10 points

Correctly describes most of data collection procedure.

8 points

Correctly describes one or two of the data collection procedures.

7 points

Incorrectly describes the data collection procedure or fails to mention.

0–6 points

/10
Question 5

(10 points)

Correctly describes the reliability and the validity of all of the instruments.

9–10 points

Correctly describes the reliability and the validity of most of the instruments.

8 points

Correctly if the reliability and validity of the instruments is described.

7 points

Incorrectly describes the reliability and the validity of the instruments or fails to mention.

0–6 points

/10
Question 6

(10 points)

Correctly describes the demographic information reported.

9–10 points

Correctly describes most of the demographic information reported.

8 points

Correctly describes the some of the demographic information reported.

7 points

Incorrectly describes the demographic information reported.

0–6 points

/10
Question 7

(10 points)

Correctly describes all the variables that were measured

9–10 points

Describes most of the variables that were measured

8 points

Describes one or two variables that were measured

7 points

Incorrectly describes variables that were measured or fails to mention.

0–6 points

/10
Question 8

(10 points)

Correctly describes how the data was analyzed.

9–10 points

Partially describes how the data was analyzed.

8 points

Minimal description of how the data was analyzed.

7 points

Incorrectly describes how the data was analyzed or fails to mention.

0–6 points

/10
Question 9

(10 points)

Correctly describes all graphs and tables.

9–10 points

Correctly describes most of the graphs and tables.

8 points

Describes only one graph or/and table.

7 points

Incorrectly describes graphs and tables.

0–6 points

/10
Question 10

(10 points)

Correctly describes the authors’ conclusions.

9–10 points

Correctly describes most of the authors’ conclusions.

8 points

Describes only part of the authors’ conclusions.

7 points

Incorrectly describes the authors’ conclusions.

0–6 points

/10
Question 11

(10 points)

Correctly describes methods for obtaining informed consent.

9–10 points

Partially describes methods for obtaining informed consent.

8 points

Identified if informed consent was obtained, but does not describe methods.

7 points

Incorrectly describes methods for obtaining informed consent or does not state if it was obtained.

0–6 points

/10
Question 12

(10 points)

Correctly identifies the setting for the study and describes it in detail.

9–10 points

Correctly identifies the setting for the study but describes it only in general terms.

8 points

Correctly identifies the setting for the study but provides no detail.

7 points

Incorrectly identifies the setting for the study and/or provides no detail.

0–6 points

/10
Question 13

(10 points)

Correctly identifies if the sample was adequate for the research design and explains fully why it was or was not.

9–10 points

Correctly identifies if the sample was adequate for the research design but gives a general explanation as to why or why not.

8 points

Correctly identifies if the sample was adequate for the research design but gives no explanation as to why or why not.

7 points

Incorrectly identifies is the sample was adequate for the research design.

0–6 points

/10
Question 14

(10 points)

Correctly describes data collection procedure.

9–10 points

Correctly describes most of data collection procedure.

8 points

Correctly describes one or two of the data collection procedures.

7 points

Incorrectly describes the data collection procedure or fails to mention.

0–6 points

/10
Question 15

(10 points)

Correctly describes the reliability and the validity of all of the instruments

9–10 points

Correctly describes the reliability and the validity of most of the instruments

8 points

Correctly describes some of the reliability and validity of the instruments.

7 points

Incorrectly describes the reliability and the validity of the instruments or fails to mention it.

0–6 points

/10
Question 16

(10 points)

Correctly describes the limitations of data collection and ways this could be addressed.

9–10 points

Correctly describes the limitations of data collection.

8 points

Identifies if there are any limitations of data collection.

7 points

Incorrectly identifies any limitations of data collection.

0–6 points

/10
Question 17

(10 points)

Correctly describes the demographic information reported.

9–10 points

Correctly describes most of the demographic information reported.

8 points

Correctly describes some of the demographic information reported.

7 points

Incorrectly describes the demographic information reported.

0–6 points

/10
Question 18

(10 points)

Correctly describes all the variables that were measured.

9–10 points

Describes most of the variables that were measured.

8 points

Describes one or two variables that were measured.

7 points

Incorrectly describes variables that were measured or fails to mention.

0–6 points

/10
Question 19

(10 points)

Correctly identifies any inferential tests that were conducted and briefly describes their purpose.

9–10 points

Partially identifies any inferential tests that were done.

8 points

Correctly identifies if any inferential tests were conducted.

7 points

Incorrectly identifies if any inferential tests were done.

0–6 points

/10
Question 20

(10 points)

Correctly describes all graphs and tables.

9–10 points

Correctly describes most of the graphs and tables.

8 points

Describes only one graph or/and table.

7 points

Incorrectly describes graphs and tables.

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
NR-439 RRL2 Guidelines Rubric Revised 2/11/13 1