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An assessment of chosen qualitative study
February 19, 2021

Accomplished
(Maximum points awarded)

Proficient
(Points awarded based on content)

Needs Improvement
(Minimum points awarded)

Initial PICO question completed / nursing research article selected.

Research article is a quantitative article, nursing focused, and is 5 years or less from current publication date.
Please note: if you forget to upload your nursing quantitative research article, a 5 point penalty will be applied to your paper
5 – 4 points

Research article is a quantitative article that is nursing focused but is greater than 5 years old.
3 – 2 points

Research article is not nursing focused or is a qualitative article, systematic review, meta-synthesis, meta-analysis, meta-summary, integrative review, clinical information article or “how-to” article.
No article uploaded.
0 points

Opening Paragraph

(Paragraph #1)

Introduction statement(s) present.
PICO question with all elements present.
Statement of importance with two facts such as costs, morbidity, mortality, safety. Include related statistics with citation and is 5 years or less from current publication date.
10 – 9 points

No introduction statement(s).
PICO statement is incomplete.
Statement of importance incomplete or missing.
Citation is incomplete or missing.
8 – 3 points

No introduction statement(s).
PICO statement grossly incomplete or missing.
Statement of importance missing.
No citation
2 – 0 points

Summary paragraph for your nursing quantitative research article.

(Paragraph #2)

Three facts clearly identified from quantitative nursing research article and is 5 years or less from current publication date.
A least two of the facts include information from the Results and / or Discussion sections.
Facts clearly tied to PICO question.
Facts connected to your nursing practice.
10 – 9 points

Less than three facts clearly identified from quantitative nursing research article.
Only one fact includes results or discussion sections.
Facts not clearly tied to PICO question.
Facts not clearly connected to your nursing practice.
8 – 3 points

No facts clearly identified from the article.
No facts from the results or discussion sections
No attempt to connect facts from the article back to the PICO question.
No attempt to connect facts from the article back to your nursing practice.
2 – 0 points

Reliability paragraph for your nursing quantitative research article.

(Paragraph #3)

Definition of reliability offered with citation.
Discussion of reliability clearly connected to data collection or measurement methods with examples from the student’s research article.
Type of reliability is identified and named.

Hint: This information is covered in Chapter 10. Use Table 10-1 in your textbook to identify the type of reliability of the measurement instrument / tool.
10 – 9 points

Vague or no definition of reliability.
Minimal reference to data collection or measurement methods in discussion of reliability with no reference to specific information from the student’s article.
Type of reliability is not clearly identified / named.
8 – 3 points

Vague statements about reliability made with no discussion of data collection or measurement methods offered.
Type of reliability is not identified / named.
2 – 0 points

Validity paragraph for your nursing quantitative research article.

(Paragraph #4)

Definition of validity offered with citation.
Discussion of validity clearly connected to data collection, or measurement methods with examples from the student’s research article.
Type of validity is identified and named.
Hint: This information is covered in Chapter 10. Use Table 10-1 in your textbook to identify the type of validity of the measurement instrument / tool.

10 – 9 points

Vague or no definition of validity.
Minimal reference to data collection, or measurement methods in discussion of validity with no reference to specific information from the student’s article.
Type of validity is not clearly identified / named.
8 – 3 points

Vague statements about validity made with no discussion of data collection or measurement methods offered.
Type of validity is not identified / named.
2 – 0 points

Two additional strengths or weaknesses from your nursing quantitative research article.

(Paragraph #5)

Two strengths or two weaknesses or one strength and one weakness are specifically identified from your nursing quantitative research article.
The student choices for strengths / weaknesses must focus on the methods used by the authors for sampling, measurement methods used (ex. a questionnaire), or how the data was collected (data collection) with examples from the student’s research article.
10 – 9 points

Only one strength / or weakness explained well with second strength / weakness only identified.
Strengths / weaknesses not based on sample, measurement methods, or data collection.
8 – 3 points

Strength / weaknesses identified are not based on these three critique skills.
No strengths / weaknesses identified.
2 – 0 points

Clinical practice guideline summary.

(Paragraph #6)

Name of the clinical practice guideline and specific website identified.Guideline is the most recent version or published within the past five years.
Three facts clearly identified that were found within the guideline and relate to the practice of a BSN.
Facts clearly tied to PICO question.
Facts connected to your nursing practice.
10 – 9 points

Name of the clinical practice guideline or website not clearly identified.
Fewer than three facts clearly identified that were found within the guideline or facts not specifically related to the practice of the nurse.
Facts vaguely tied to PICO question.
Facts vaguely connected to your nursing practice.
8 – 3 points

Name of the clinical practice guideline or website not stated.
No clearly identified facts from the guideline.
Facts not tied to PICO question or nursing practice.
2 – 0 points

“Fourth resource” summary.

(Paragraph #7)

Three facts clearly identified from the fourth resource which is 5 years or less from current publication date.
Facts clearly tied to PICO question.
Facts connected to your nursing practice.
10 – 9 points

Less than three facts clearly identified from the fourth resource.
Facts not clearly tied to PICO question.
Facts not clearly connected your nursing practice.
8 – 3 points

No facts clearly identified from the fourth resource.
No attempt to connect facts from the fourth resource back to the PICO question.
No attempt to connect facts from the fourth resource back to your nursing practice.
2 – 0 points

Closing Paragraph(s)

(Paragraph #8 and #9, if needed)

PICO question is restated.
A summary of what was learned (from all sources) is present.
Recommendations for practice are offered.
10 – 9 points

Missing one or more of the following elements:
PICO question.
A summary of what was learned.
Recommendations for practice.
8 – 3 points

No PICO question.
Poor or no attempt to summarize information from the resources.
No / vague recommendations for practice are offered.
2 – 0 points

APA Style and Formatting

APA formatting for this paper will follow the guidelines for general formatting, in text-citations, margins, headings (if desired) alignment and line spacing, font type and size, paragraph indentation, page headers, and the reference page as explained in the 2nd edition of APA the Easy Way or the 6th edition of the APA Manual.
Helpful Hints:

Do not use 1st person in a formal paper.
Do not use direct quotes, instead summarize and paraphrase what you are reading. Multiple quotes (more than two) will receive multiple point deductions.
Please do not forget to use the approved CONHI cover page.

The first time an APA error is discovered, it will be pointed out to you and a point will be deducted from your paper.Maximum number of points deducted for APA errors:15 points

 

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