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Critical Appraisal of a Quantitative Study Assignment Guideline and Rubric
The goals of this assignment are to:
Steps of the process:
Information to include in the report (see examples on pages 433-442)
Research Problem and Purpose
Why is the problem significant to nursing?
Research Objectives, Questions, or Hypotheses
.What type of research is it? Explain.
How were study subjects selected?
Are any subjects excluded from the study based on age, socioeconomic status, or race, without a sound rationale?
If more than one group is used, do the groups appear equivalent?
Are the rights of human subjects protected?
Is the setting used in the study typical of clinical settings?
What are the instruments that were used to measure variables and if they are scales and questionnaires did the investigator(s) clearly describe them, especially the reliability/validity of the instruments?
If data were collected by observation as in qualitative studies
are the phenomena to be observed clearly identified and defined?
Is interrater and intrarater reliability described?
Are the techniques for recording observations described?
Do the interview questions address concerns expressed in the research problem?
Are the interview questions relevant for the research purpose and objectives, questions, or hypotheses?
Are the physiological measures or instruments clearly described?
Are the methods for recording data from the physiological measures clearly described?
Data Collection and Analysis
Is the data collection process clearly described?
Is the training of data collectors clearly described and adequate?
Are the results presented in an understandable way?
Interpretation of Findings
NURS 400 – INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH
Rubric for evaluation of research critique NURS 400 – INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH
Rubric for evaluation of research critique
TITLE OF ARTICLE:
|STRUCTUREEvaluation of overallCritique|
|Introduction (10%)Title of articleHow was article selectedPurpose of the studyPaper logically arranged to address main points of criteria for critique: (70%)Statement of the problemHypothesesTheoretical frameworkLiterature reviewVariablesOperational definition(s)SampleInstrumentsData collection and analysisResultsSummary: (10%)Conclusions/How do findings inform nursingpractice?||90%|
|APAWhere necessary uses APA format correctly (5%)Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.Article critiqued is from peer reviewed journal (5%)||10%|
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