Reading Research Literature

Reading Research Literature Guidelines

Updated 7/6/2017

Purpose

The student will read research literature to determine the research purpose, question, design, population, sample, limitations, data collection and analysis.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (PO4 and 8)

CO4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice. (PO4 and 8)

Points: This assignment is worth 225 points.

Due Date: Submit the completed Reading Research Literature form (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5.

Requirements

  1. Download the research articles from the Chamberlain library.

Retrieve the following research articles: Make sure you are viewing the full text PDF. If you view the article in HTML format, you may not be able to see the tables and figures that are referenced in the questions.

Velayutham, S. G., Chandra, S. R., Bharath, S., & Shankar, R. G. (2017). Quantitative balance and gait measurement in patients with frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer diseases: A pilot study. Indian Journal Of Psychological Medicine, 39(2), 176-182. doi:10.4103/0253-7176.203132. http://proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=122248443&site=eds-live&scope=site (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Pals, R. S., Hansen, U. M., Johansen, C. B., Hansen, C. S., Jørgensen, M. E., Fleischer, J., & Willaing, I. (2015). Making sense of a new technology in clinical practice: A qualitative study of patient and physician perspectives. BMC Health Services Research15(1), 1-10. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-1071-1 http://proxy.chamberlain.edu:8080/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=her&AN=109884152&site=eds-live (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  1. Download the Reading Research Literature form (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  2. Watch the video on how to complete this assignment at http://www.brainshark.com/devry/vu?pi=zGCzbNjK4zHr05z0. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  3. Type answers to the questions directly onto the form. Your form does NOT need to follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to use correct grammar, spelling, syntax, and write in complete sentences.
  4. Please post questions about this assignment to the Q & A Forum.
  5. Save the file by clicking Save as and adding your last name, e.g., NR439_W5_Reading_Research_Literature_Form_Smith.docx.
  6. Submit the completed form by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5.

Rubric

NR439_Reading_Research_Literature

NR439_Reading_Research_Literature
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVelayutham, et al article: Question 1 Purposeview longer description
Correctly identifies the purpose of the research article.

10.0 pts

Mostly identifies the purpose of the research article

9.0 pts

Somewhat identifies the purpose of the research article.

8.0 pts

Offers a purpose for the article, but incorrectly identifies it.

4.0 pts

Does not identify any purpose for the research.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 2 Research Questionview longer description
Correctly identifies the research question in the study, or identifies the implied question, or indicates that no research question was given.

10.0 pts

Mostly identifies the research question that the author described.

9.0 pts

Somewhat identifies the research question that the author described.

8.0 pts

Offers a research question, but incorrectly identifies it.

4.0 pts

Does not identify any research question.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 3 Research Designview longer description
Correctly describes the research design of the study.

10.0 pts

Mostly describes the research design of the study.

9.0 pts

Somewhat describes the research design of the study.

8.0 pts

Offers a research design, but incorrectly identifies it.

4.0 pts

Does not identify any research design.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 4 Populationview longer description
Correctly identifies and describes in detail the population of the research article.

10.0 pts

Mostly describes identifies and describes the population of the research article.

9.0 pts

Somewhat identifies and describes the population of the research article.

8.0 pts

Offers a population, but incorrectly identifies it as the one in the research article.

4.0 pts

Does not identify any population.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 5 Sampleview longer description
Correctly explains if the sampling approach was appropriate for the research design studied, and if it was adequate.

10.0 pts

Correctly explains if the sampling approach was appropriate for the research design studied, but fails to correctly identify if it was adequate.

9.0 pts

Correctly explains the sampling approach, but incorrectly identifies if it was, or was not, appropriate or adequate.

8.0 pts

Misidentifies the sampling approach.

4.0 pts

Doesn’t explain any sampling approach.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 6 Data Collectionview longer description
Correctly describes the data collection procedure in detail.

10.0 pts

Correctly describes the data collection procedure in general.

9.0 pts

Correctly describes most of the data collection procedure but fails to describe all of it.

8.0 pts

Incorrectly describes the data collection procedure, or omits most of the information.

4.0 pts

Does not describe any data collection procedures.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 7 Data Analysisview longer description
Correctly describes how the all of the data were analyzed.

10.0 pts

Correctly describes how most of the data were analyzed.

9.0 pts

Describes how the data were analyzed, but may contain some misinformation.

8.0 pts

Describes incorrectly how data were analyzed, or omitted large portions of the information.

4.0 pts

Does not describe how data were analyzed.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 8 Limitationsview longer description
Correctly describes all of the limitations in the study.

10.0 pts

Correctly describes most of the limitations in the study.

9.0 pts

Correctly describes some of the limitations in the study, but may omit one or two.

8.0 pts

Minimally describes the limitations of the study, or misidentifies them.

4.0 pts

Does not describe any limitations for the study.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 9 Conclusionsview longer description
Correctly describes all of the authors’ conclusions.

10.0 pts

Correctly describes most of the authors’ conclusions.

9.0 pts

Correctly describes some of the authors’ conclusions, but may omit one or two.

8.0 pts

Minimally describes the author’s conclusions, or misidentifies them.

4.0 pts

Does not describe any author conclusions.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 10 Advances Knowledgeview longer description
Describes in-depth how this research advances knowledge in the field.

10.0 pts

Generally, describes how this research advances knowledge.

9.0 pts

Briefly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

8.0 pts

Incorrectly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

4.0 pts

Does not describe how the research advances knowledge in the field.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePals et al article: Question 11 Purposeview longer description
Correctly identifies the purpose of the research article.

10.0 pts

Mostly identifies the purpose of the research article

9.0 pts

Somewhat identifies the purpose of the research article.

8.0 pts

Offers a purpose for the article, but incorrectly identifies it.

4.0 pts

Does not identify any purpose for the research.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 12 Research Questionview longer description
Correctly identifies the research question in the study, or identifies the implied question, or indicates that no research question was given.

10.0 pts

Mostly identifies the research question that the author described.

9.0 pts

Somewhat identifies the research question that the author described.

8.0 pts

Offers a research question, but incorrectly identifies it.

4.0 pts

Does not identify any research question.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 13 Research Designview longer description
Correctly describes the research design of the study.

10.0 pts

Mostly describes the research design of the study.

9.0 pts

Somewhat describes the research design of the study.

8.0 pts

Offers a research design, but incorrectly identifies it.

4.0 pts

Does not identify any research design.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 14 Populationview longer description
Correctly identifies and describes in detail the population of the research article.

10.0 pts

Mostly describes identifies and describes the population of the research article.

9.0 pts

Somewhat identifies and describes the population of the research article.

8.0 pts

Offers a population, but incorrectly identifies it as the one in the research article.

4.0 pts

Does not identify any population.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 15 Sampleview longer description
Correctly explains if the sampling approach was appropriate for the research design studied, and if it was adequate.

10.0 pts

Correctly explains if the sampling approach was appropriate for the research design studied, but fails to correctly identify if it was adequate.

9.0 pts

Correctly explains the sampling approach, but incorrectly identifies if it was, or was not, appropriate or adequate.

8.0 pts

Misidentifies the sampling approach.

4.0 pts

Doesn’t explain any sampling approach.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 16 Data Collectionview longer description
Correctly describes the data collection procedure in detail.

10.0 pts

Correctly describes the data collection procedure in general.

9.0 pts

Correctly describes most of the data collection procedure but fails to describe all of it.

8.0 pts

Incorrectly describes the data collection procedure, or omits most of the information.

4.0 pts

Does not describe any data collection procedures.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 17 Data Analysisview longer description
Correctly describes how the all of the data were analyzed.

10.0 pts

Correctly describes how most of the data were analyzed.

9.0 pts

Describes how the data were analyzed, but may contain some misinformation.

8.0 pts

Describes incorrectly how data were analyzed, or omitted large portions of the information.

4.0 pts

Does not describe how data were analyzed.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 18 Limitationsview longer description
Correctly describes all of the limitations in the study.

10.0 pts

Correctly describes most of the limitations in the study.

9.0 pts

Correctly describes some of the limitations in the study, but may omit one or two.

8.0 pts

Minimally describes the limitations of the study, or misidentifies them.

4.0 pts

Does not describe any limitations for the study.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 19 Conclusionsview longer description
Correctly describes all of the authors’ conclusions.

10.0 pts

Correctly describes most of the authors’ conclusions.

9.0 pts

Correctly describes some of the authors’ conclusions, but may omit one or two.

8.0 pts

Minimally describes the author’s conclusions, or misidentifies them.

4.0 pts

Does not describe any author conclusions.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuestion 20 Advances Knowledgeview longer description
Describes in-depth how this research advances knowledge in the field.

10.0 pts

Generally, describes how this research advances knowledge.

9.0 pts

Briefly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

8.0 pts

Incorrectly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

4.0 pts

Does not describe how the research advances knowledge in the field.

0.0 pts

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle and Writingview longer description
Correctly names file, includes name on paper. Writes in complete sentences with no grammar, spelling, or syntax errors.

25.0 pts

One to four errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax.

22.0 pts

Five to eight errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax.

20.0 pts

Nine to twelve errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax

10.0 pts

Thirteen or more errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax.

0.0 pts

25.0 pts
Total Points: 225.0

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