Nursing Research

Evidence Based Practice Project:Finding the Evidence (2)

Evidence Based Practice Project:Finding the Evidence (2)
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInitial PICO question completed / nursing research article selected.
5 to >3.0 pts

Accomplished

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

3 to >2.0 pts

Proficient

Research article is a quantitative article that is nursing focused but is greater than 5 years old.

2 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

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.

 

5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOpening Paragraph(Paragraph #1)
10 to >8.0 pts

Accomplished

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.

8 to >3.0 pts

Proficient

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

3 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

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

 

10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary paragraph for your nursing quantitative research article. (Paragraph #2)
15 to >14.0 pts

Accomplished

Correctly identified design, sampling method, and setting of study. Identified major findings of study. Major findings include information from the Results and / or Discussion sections. Major findings clearly tied to PICO question. Facts connected to your nursing practice.

14 to >3.0 pts

Proficient

Design, sampling method, or setting incorrect. Identified findings are not the most important findings. Only one finding includes results or discussion sections. Major findings not clearly tied to PICO question. Facts not clearly connected to your nursing practice.

3 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

Design, sampling method, and setting not identified. No major findings clearly identified from the article. No findings from the results or discussion sections No attempt to connect the major findings from the article back to the PICO question. No attempt to connect the major findings from the article back to your nursing practice.

 

15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMajor research variables (Paragraph #3)
15 to >14.0 pts

Accomplished

All major research variables included. Conceptual definition for each variable mentioned or its absence noted. Operational definition for each variable mentioned. Correct level of measurement given for each variable.

14 to >0.0 pts

Proficient

Some major variables missing or variables included that are not actually major research variables. Incorrect or missing conceptual or operational definitions. Incorrect or missing levels of measurement.

0 pts

Needs Improvement

Paragraph missing.

 

15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTwo additional strengths or weaknesses from your nursing quantitative research article. (Paragraph #4)
10 to >8.0 pts

Accomplished

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.

8 to >3.0 pts

Proficient

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

3 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

Strength / weaknesses identified are not based on these three critique skills. No strengths / weaknesses identified.

 

10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClinical practice guideline summary.(Paragraph #5)
10 to >8.0 pts

Accomplished

Name and specific website 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.

8 to >3.0 pts

Proficient

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.

3 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

Name of the clinical practice guideline and website not stated. What is given is not a clinical practice guideline. No clearly identified facts from the guideline. Facts not tied to PICO question or nursing practice.

 

10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome“Fourth resource” summary.(Paragraph #6)
10 to >8.0 pts

Accomplished

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.

8 to >3.0 pts

Proficient

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

3 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

No facts clearly identified from the fourth resource. Fourth resource is not an academic source. 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.

 

10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClosing Paragraph(s)(Paragraph #7, and #8 if needed)
10 to >8.0 pts

Accomplished

PICO question is restated. A summary of what was learned (from all sources) is present. Sources are cited. Recommendations for practice are offered.

8 to >3.0 pts

Proficient

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

3 to >0 pts

Needs Improvement

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

 

10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA Style and Formatting
15 to >0.0 pts

Accomplished

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 7th edition of the APA Manual. Helpful Hints: • Do not use 1st or 2nd person in a formal paper. • Do not use direct quotes, instead summarize and paraphrase what you are reading. Direct quotes will receive multiple point deductions. These deductions are separate from the 15 points for APA. In other words, there is no limit to the number of points that can be deducted for direct quotes. • Please do not forget to use the approved CONHI cover page. • Check your references format before submitting your paper. A ten-point deduction will be applied to your paper if the References page is omitted. 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

0 pts

Needs Improvement

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 7th 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. These deductions are separate from the 15 points for APA. In other words, there is no limit to the number of points that can be deducted for excess direct quotes. • 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

0 pts

Proficient

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 7th 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. These deductions are separate from the 15 points for APA. In other words, there is no limit to the number of points that can be deducted for excess direct quotes. • 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

 

15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeExcessive Direct Quotes
0 pts

More Than Two Direct Quotes

Five points will be deducted for each direct quote in excess of two.

0 pts

No More Than Two Direct Quotes

 

0 pts
Total Points: 100