Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice.

Research Article Critique:
Guidelines and Grading Rubric Week
6
Purpose
The
purpose of this assignment is for the student to learn to examine, analyze, critique,
and summarize an original research article. Student is to select an article from a list located in Course Resources.
There is a choice of articles
from whichyou must choose ONE to complete this assignment.
Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to
meet the following course outcomes:
CO1: Examine the sources of
evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO #7)
CO2: Apply research principles to
the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs #4 and 8)
CO4: Evaluate published nursing
research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based
practice. (POs #4 and 8)
CO5: Recognize the role of
research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs #7 and 8)
Points
The assignment is worth a total of 175 points.
Due Date
You are to submit
your paper to the Week 6 Dropbox by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6.
Requirements
Through this assignment, the student will:
1.
Critique a
peer-reviewed study, and in your own words, describe the research question,
sample, design of study, data collection method, findings, and limitations of
each. (CO 1, CO2,)
2.
Summarize
the research article and evaluate the significance to nursing. Do not just
quote the authors words. Paraphrase the information. (CO 4, CO5).
Guidelines
to writing the Paper
1.
Course Resources lists articles from which you are to selectONE to analyze.
2.
Retrieve
the full-text version of the article from the library. Read it thoroughly.
Introduction (one paragraph): The
introduction should be interesting and capture the readers attention.Provide a brief description of the research
article to be discussed. Discuss the purpose of your paper. The
purpose statement of the paper should relate to the research article reviewed
and the implications that it has to evidence based nursing practice.You will need to summarize and analyze the
information from the article in your own words
4.
Describe
the research question for this study in a paragraph.
Describe the research in greater detail.Include your observations about this question.Discuss events or trends that could have affected this question.You will need to summarize and analyze the information from the
article in your own words

5.
Describe
the research design of this study, and in your own words discuss the design.
a. Discuss the research design of the study.
b. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the type of
design and hypothesize why the author utilized the design as
opposed to others.
c.
You will need to summarize the information
from the article in your own words

6.
Describethe
sample.
a.
Briefly describe the sample size used for
this study
b. Make a judgment as to whether the sample size was
adequate and defend your answer.
c. Describe the number or participants and determine
if the number of participants was adequate compared to the research question
and the intent of the study.
d. Are these numbers adequate? Discuss gaps in that
you identified.
e.
You will need to summarize and analyze the
information from the article in your own words

7.
Describe
the data collection method(s)
a.
Who collected the data?
b. What tools were used?
c. What were the ethical considerations addressed and
discuss gaps you identified.
d.
You will need to summarize and analyze the
information from the article in your own words

8.
Describe
the limitations of the study.
a. Identify the limitations within the study
b. Describe how the limitations could be overcome in
subsequent studies
c.
Comment on why
limitations are important to list and discuss within a study
d.
You will need to summarize and analyze the
information from the article in your own words

9.
Describe
the findings reported in the study.
a.
Describe the findings reported in the study
b. Discuss whether the findings of the study answered
the research question posed within the study
c. Discuss the credibility of the findings
d. If the findings do not support the research
question posed within the study, what do you believe is the reason?
e.
You will need to summarize and analyze the
information from the article in your own words

10. Summary
Summarize important points from the body of your paper including
the key components of the paper.Include a statement about the research question and the findings.Discuss the probability of implementation into practice. Based on
these findings, is the evidence that you found on your topic strong
enough to suggest a change in practice, or an idea for practice?End with a concluding statement.

11. Citations and Referencesmust be included
to support the information within each topic area. Refer to the APA manual,
Chapter 7, for examples of proper reference format. In-text citations are to be
noted for all information contained in your paper that is not your original
idea or thought. Ask yourself, How do I know this? and then cite the source.
Reference
Page: The Reference Page should start on a new page (insert a page
break). All references should be cited within the body of the paperas
(Author, year) and the full reference should be included in APA format on
the reference page. A url link alone is not an adequate reference. See the
APA Guidelines in Course Resources for examples of properly formatted
references.NR439 Articles List for
Week 6 Research Article Critique

Katon, W., Russo, J.,
& Gavin, A. (2014). Predictors of postpartum depression. Journal of
Women’s Health (15409996), 23(9), 753-759. doi:10.1089/jwh.2014.4824.
(7p.)
Persistent
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Murfet, G. O., Allen,
P., &Hingston, T. J. (2014). Maternal and neonatal health outcomes
following the implementation of an innovative model of nurse practitioner-led
care for diabetes in pregnancy. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(5),
1150-1163.doi:10.1111/jan.12277. (14p.)
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Sand-Jecklin, K., &Sherman, J.
(2014). A quantitative assessment of patient and nurse outcomes of bedside
nursing report implementation. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23(19/20),
2854-2863. doi:10.1111/jocn.12575. (10p.)
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Grading
Criteria

Category

Points

%

Description

Research
Question

20

11%

Describe, analyze, and summarize the research question for this study your
own words.

Design of
Study

20

11%

Describe,
analyze, and summarize the research design of this study in your own words.

Sample/Population
of the Study

25

14%

Describe, analyze, and summarize the sample in your own words.

Data
Collection Methods

25

14%

Describe,
analyze, and summarize the data collection method(s) in your own words.

Limitations

20

12%

Describe,
analyze, and summarize the limitations of the study in your own words.

Findings

20

12%

Describe, analyze, and summarize the findings reported in the study in
your own words.

Summary of
Article
(See rubric
for categories and breakdown of points.)

25

14%

Summarize
important points from the body of your paper including the key components of
the paper and discuss theprobability of implementation into
practice.

Grammar,
Punctuation, and Spelling/ APA Formatting

20

12%

No
more than 03 errors
in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
APA formatting
is correct with 03 errors.

Total

175

100%

A
quality paper 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

Research question
20 points

Fully describes, analyzes, and summarizes the research
question in
detail
20 points?

Generally, describes, and analyzes the research
question
18 points?

Brieflysummarizes the research question, but omits some aspects of the question.
16 points?

Incorrectly describes the research question.
8 points?

Does not describe the
research question.
0 points?

Design of the study
20 points

Fully describes, analyzes, and summarizes the
design of the study in detail.
20 points?

Generally, describes, and analyzes the design of
the study.
18 points?

Briefly summarizes the design of the study, but
omits some aspects of the design.
16 points?

Incorrectly describes the design of the study.
8 points?

Does not describe the design of the study
0 points?

Sample/
population of the study
25 points

Fully describes, analyzes, and summarizesthe sample used in the study in detail.
25 points?

Generally, describes, and analyzesthe sample used in the study.
22 points?

Briefly summarizesthe sample used in the study, but omits some details.
20 points?

Incorrectly describes the sample in the study, or
omits major details.
10 points?

Does not describethe sample used in the study.
0 points?

Data collection methods
25 points

Fully describes, analyzes, and summarizes all ofthe data collection methods used in the study.
25 points?

Generally, describes, and analyzesthe majority of data collection methods used in the study.
22 points?

Briefly summarizes and describes parts ofthe data collection method used in the study.
20 points?

Incorrectly describesthe data collection method used in the study.
10 points?

Does not describethe data collection method used in the study.
0 points?

Limitations
20 points

Fully describes, analyzes, and summarizesthe limitations found in the study in detail.
20 points?

Generally,
describes, and analyzes the limitations found in the study.
18 points?

Briefly
summarizes the limitations found in the study.
16 points?

Incorrectly describes
the limitations found in the study.
8 points?

Does not
describe the limitations found in the study.
0 points?

Findings
20 points

Fully describes, analyzes, and summarizes the
findings of the study in detail.
20 points?

Generally, describes, and analyzes the findings
of the study.
18 points?

Briefly summarizes the findings of the study.
16 points?

Incorrectly identifies the findings from the
study.
8 points?

Does not describe the findings of the study.
0 points?

Summary
25 points

Summarizes study in detail and states specific rationale
forwhether a change in practice is warranted
25 points?

Generally, summarizes study. Gives broad rationale
forwhether a change in practice is warranted.
22 points?

Briefly summarizes study and states rationale for
whether a change in practice is warranted.
20 points?

Minimally summarizes study.
Gives poor rationale forwhether a change in practice is
warranted.
10 points?

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