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Research Article Critique GuidelinesUpdated 7/23/2017PurposeThe 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 the Research Article Critique List of Articles (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Open the link to find a choice of articles from which you must choose ONE to complete this assignment.Course OutcomesThrough 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. (PO7)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)PointsThe assignment is worth a total of 175 points.RubricClick to view and download the NR439 Research Article Critique Paper Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..Due DateYou are to submit your paper by Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 6.RequirementsThrough this assignment, the student will: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,)Summarize the research article and evaluate the significance to nursing. Do not just quote the author’s words. Paraphrase the information. (CO 4, CO5).Guidelines to writing the PaperTips on how to complete this assignment may be found at http://www.brainshark.com/devry/vu?pi=zFmz5THHgzHr05z0&intk=406182077 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Download the Research Article Critique List of Articles (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and select ONE to analyze.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 reader’s 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 wordsDescribe 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 wordsDescribe the research design of this study, and in your own words discuss the design.Discuss the research design of the study.Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the type of design and hypothesize why the author utilized the design as opposed to others.You will need to summarize the information from the article in your own wordsDescribe the sample.Briefly describe the sample size used for this studyMake a judgment as to whether the sample size was adequate and defend your answer.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.Are these numbers adequate? Discuss gaps in that you identified.You will need to summarize and analyze the information from the article in your own wordsDescribe the data collection method(s)’Who collected the data?What tools were used?What were the ethical considerations addressed and discuss gaps you identified.You will need to summarize and analyze the information from the article in your own wordsDescribe the limitations of the study.Identify the limitations within the studyDescribe how the limitations could be overcome in subsequent studiesComment on why limitations are important to list and discuss within a studyYou will need to summarize and analyze the information from the article in your own wordsDescribe the findings reported in the study.Describe the findings reported in the studyDiscuss whether the findings of the study answered the research question posed within the studyDiscuss the credibility of the findingsIf the findings do not support the research question posed within the study, what do you believe is the reason?You will need to summarize and analyze the information from the article in your own wordsSummarySummarize 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.Citations and References must 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 paper as (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.Submit the completed paper by 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday at the end of Week 6.**Academic Integrity Reminder**Chamberlain College of Nursing values honesty and integrity. All students should be aware of the Academic Integrity policy and follow it in all discussions and assignments.By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment.Please see the grading criteria and rubrics on this page.NOTE: Please use your browser’s File setting to save or print this page.RubricNR439_Research_Article_CritiqueNR439_Research_Article_CritiqueCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearch Questionview longer descriptionFully describes, analyzes, and summarizes the research question in detail20.0 ptsGenerally, describes, and analyzes the research question.18.0 ptsBriefly summarizes the research question, but omits some aspects of the question.16.0 ptsIncorrectly describes the research question.8.0 ptsDoes not describe the research question.0.0 pts20.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDesign of Studyview longer descriptionFully describes, analyzes, and summarizes the design of the study in detail.20.0 ptsGenerally, describes, and analyzes the design of the study.18.0 ptsBriefly summarizes the design of the study, but omits some aspects of the design.16.0 ptsIncorrectly describes the design of the study.8.0 ptsDoes not describe the design of the study.0.0 pts20.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSample/Population of the Studyview longer descriptionFully describes, analyzes, and summarizes the sample used in the study in detail.25.0 ptsGenerally, describes, and analyzes the sample used in the study.22.0 ptsBriefly summarizes the sample used in the study, but omits some details.20.0 ptsIncorrectly describes the sample in the study, or omits major details10.0 ptsDoes not describe the sample used in the study.0.0 pts25.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeData Collection Methodsview longer descriptionFully describes, analyzes, and summarizes all of the data collection methods used in the study.25.0 ptsGenerally, describes, and analyzes the majority of data collection methods used in the study.22.0 ptsBriefly summarizes and describes parts of the data collection method used in the study.20.0 ptsIncorrectly describes the data collection method used in the study.10.0 ptsDoes not describe the data collection method used in the study.0.0 pts25.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLimitationsview longer descriptionFully describes, analyzes, and summarizes the limitations found in the study in detail.20.0 ptsGenerally, describes, and analyzes the limitations found in the study.18.0 ptsBriefly summarizes the limitations found in the study.16.0 ptsIncorrectly describes the limitations found in the study.8.0 ptsDoes not describe the limitations found in the study.0.0 pts20.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFindingsview longer descriptionFully describes, analyzes, and summarizes the findings of the study in detail.20.0 ptsGenerally, describes, and analyzes the findings of the study.18.0 ptsBriefly summarizes the findings of the study.16.0 ptsIncorrectly identifies the findings from the study8.0 ptsDoes not describe the findings of the study.0.0 pts20.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary of Articleview longer descriptionummarizes study in detail and states specific rationale for whether a change in practice is warranted.25.0 ptsGenerally, summarizes study. Gives broad rationale for whether a change in practice is warranted.22.0 ptsBriefly summarizes study and states rationale for whether a change in practice is warranted.20.0 ptsMinimally summarizes study. Gives poor rationale for whether a change in practice is warranted.10.0 ptsDoes not summarize study and does not give rationale for whether a change in practice is warranted.0.0 pts25.0 ptsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar, Punctuation, and Spelling/ APA Formattingview longer descriptionNo errors in grammar, punctuation, APA, and spelling.20.0 ptsOne to four errors in grammar, spelling.18.0 ptsFive to eight errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax.16.0 ptsNine to twelve errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax.8.0 ptsThirteen or more errors to the point where it is difficult to understand the meaning of the student’s writing.0.0 pts20.0 ptsTotal Points: 175.0PreviousNext

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