NR439 Reading Research Literature

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Reading Research Literature – Week 5

Type your answers to the following questions using complete sentences and correct grammar, spelling, and syntax. Click Save as and save the file with your last name and assignment, e.g.,NR439_RRL_Smith. Submit to the Week 5 RRL basket in the Dropbox by 11:59 pm MT Sunday at the end of Week 5. The guidelines and grading rubric for this assignment may be found in Course Resources.

Title: RRL

Name: [replace this text with your name]

The following questions pertain to:

George, S., & Thomas, S. (2010). Lived experience of diabetes among older, rural people. Journal of Advanced Nursing66(5), 1092-1100.

  1. What is the purpose of this research?
  1. What is the research question (or questions)? This may be implicit or explicit.
  1. Did the authors describe the research design of this study? If so, give a description.
  1. Describe the population (sample) for this study.
  1. Was the sample adequate for the research design that was selected?
  1. Describe the data collection procedure.
  1. How were the data analyzed after collection?
  1. Discuss the limitations found in the study.
  1. Discuss the authors’ conclusions. Do you feel these conclusions are based on the data that they collected?
  1. How does this advance knowledge in the field?

The following questions pertain to:

Hunt, C., Sanderson, B., Ellison, K., (2014). Support for diabetes using technology: A pilot study to improve self-management. MedSurg Nursing, 23(4), 231-237.

  1. What is the purpose of this research?
  1. What is the research question (or questions)? This may be implicit or explicit.
  1. Did the authors describe the research design of this study? If so, give a description.
  1. Describe the population (sample) for this study.
  1. Was the sample adequate for the research design that was selected?
  1. Describe the data collection procedure.
  1. How were the data analyzed?
  1. Discuss the limitations found in the study?
  1. Discuss the authors’ conclusions. Do you feel these conclusions are based on the data that they collected?
  1. How does this advance knowledge in the field.

Reading Research Literature

Guidelines and Grading Rubric – Week 5

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:

CO 2:Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (PO #4 and 8)

CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and lab significance related to evidence-based practice. (PO #4 and 8)

Points: This assignment is worth 225 points.

Due Date: Submit to the Reading Research Literature assignment in the Dropbox 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. Please see the Syllabus for a link to the articles.

George, S., & Thomas, S. (2010). Lived experience of diabetes among older, rural people. Journal of Advanced Nursing66(5), 1092-1100.

Hunt, C., Sanderson, B., Ellison, K., (2014). Support for diabetes using technology: A pilot study to improve self-management. MedSurg Nursing, 23(4), 231-237.

  1. Download NR439_RRL_form and type answers to the questions directly onto the form. Your paper does NOT need to follow APA formatting; however, you are expected to use correct grammar, spelling, syntax, and write in complete sentences.
  2. Save the file by clicking Save as and adding your last name, e.g., NR439_RRL_Smith.docx.
  3. Watch the video on how to complete this assignment. The link may be found on the Week 5 Assignments page.
  4. Submit to the Week 5 Reading Research Literature basket in the Dropbox by 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday at the end of Week 5. Please post questions about this paper in the Week 5 Q & A Forum.

Grading Criteria

Category Points % Description
Question 1 10 4% Identifies the purpose of the research article.
Question 2 10 4% Identifies the research question implied in the study.
Question 3 10 4% Describes the research design of the study.
Question 4 10 4% Identifies and describes the population.
Question 5 10 4% Was the sample adequate for the research design
Question 6 10 4% Describe the data collection procedure
Question 7 10 4% How were the data analyzed
Question 8 10 4% Describes the limitations in the study.
Question 9 10 4% Describes the authors’ conclusions.
Question 10 10 5% How does this advance knowledge in the field.
Question 11 10 5% Identifies the purpose of the research article.
Question 12 10 5% Identifies the research question implied in the study.
Question 13 10 5% Describes the research design of the study.
Question 14 10 5% Identifies characteristics of quantitative study.
Question 15 10 5% Was the sample adequate for the research design
Question 16 10 5% Describe the data collection procedure
Question 17 10 5% How were the data analyzed
Question 18 10 5% Describes the limitations in the study.
Question 19 10 5% Describes the authors’ conclusions.
Question 20 10 5% How does this advance knowledge in the field.
Style and Writing 25 11% Names file, includes name on paper. Writes in complete sentences with no grammar, spelling, or syntax errors.
Total 225 pts 100% A quality assignment 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

Question 1 Purpose

10 points

Correctly identifies the purpose of the research article.

10 points 

Mostly identifies the purpose of the research article

9 points 

Somewhat identifies the purpose of the research article.

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not identify any purpose for the research.

0 points 

Question 2 Research question

10 points

Correctly identifies the research question in the study, or identifies the implied question, or indicates that no research question was given.

10 points 

Mostly identifies the research question that the author described.

9 points 

Somewhat identifies the research question that the author described.

8 points 

Offers a research question, but incorrectly identifies it.

4 points 

Does not identify any research question.

0 points 

Question 3

Research design

10 points

Correctly describes the research design of the study.

10 points 

Mostly describes the research design of the study.

9 points 

Somewhat describes the research design of the study.

8 points 

Offers a research design, but incorrectly identifies it.

4 points 

Does not identify any research design.

0 points 

Question 4 Population

10 points

Correctly identifies and describes in detail the population of the research article.

10 points 

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

9 points 

Somewhat identifies and describes the population of the research article.

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not identify any population.

0 points 

Question 5 Sample

10 points

Correctly explains if the sampling approach was appropriate for the research design studied, and if it was adequate.

10 points 

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

9 points 

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

8 points 

Misidentifies the sampling approach.

4 points 

Doesn’t explain any sampling approach.

0 points 

Question 6 Data collection

10 points

Correctly describes the data collection procedure in detail.

10 points 

Correctly describes the data collection procedure in general.

9 points 

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

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not describe any data collection procedures.

0 points 

Question 7 Data analysis

10 points

Correctly describes how the all of the data were analyzed.

10 points 

Correctly describes how most of the data were analyzed.

9 points 

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

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not describe how data were analyzed.

0 points 

Question 8 Limitations

10 points

Correctly describes all of the limitations in the study.

10 points 

Correctly describes most of the limitations in the study.

9 points 

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

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not describe any limitations for the study.

0 points 

Question 9 Conclusions

10 points

Correctly describes all of the authors’ conclusions.

10 points 

Correctly describes most of the authors’ conclusions.

9 points 

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

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not describe any author conclusions.

0 points 

Question 10 Advances knowledge

10 points

Describes in-depth how this research advances knowledge in the field.

10 points 

Generally, describes how this research advances knowledge

9 points 

Briefly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

8 points 

Incorrectly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

4 points 

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

0 points 

Question 11 Purpose

10 points

Correctly identifies the purpose of the research article.

10 points 

Mostly identifies the purpose of the research article

9 points 

Somewhat identifies the purpose of the research article.

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not identify any purpose for the research.

0 points 

Question 12 Research question

10 points

Correctly identifies the research question in the study, or identifies the implied question, or indicates that no research question was given.

10 points 

Mostly identifies the research question that the author described.

9 points 

Somewhat identifies the research question that the author described.

8 points 

Offers a research question, but incorrectly identifies it.

4 points 

Does not identify any research question.

0 points 

Question 13

Research design

10 points

Correctly describes the research design of the study.

10 points 

Mostly describes the research design of the study.

9 points 

Somewhat describes the research design of the study.

8 points 

Offers a research design, but incorrectly identifies it.

4 points 

Does not identify any research design.

0 points 

Question 14 Population

10 points

Correctly identifies and describes in detail the population of the research article.

10 points 

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

9 points 

Somewhat identifies and describes the population of the research article.

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not identify any population.

0 points 

Question 15 Sample

10 points

Correctly explains if the sampling approach was appropriate for the research design studied, and if it was adequate.

10 points 

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

9 points 

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

8 points 

Misidentifies the sampling approach.

4 points 

Doesn’t explain any sampling approach.

0 points 

Question 16 Data collection

10 points

Correctly describes the data collection procedure in detail.

10 points 

Correctly describes the data collection procedure in general.

9 points 

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

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not describe any data collection procedures.

0 points 

Question 17 Data analysis

10 points

Correctly describes how the all of the data were analyzed.

10 points 

Correctly describes how most of the data were analyzed.

9 points 

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

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not describe how data were analyzed.

0 points 

Question 18 Limitations

10 points

Correctly describes all of the limitations in the study.

10 points 

Correctly describes most of the limitations in the study.

9 points 

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

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not describe any limitations for the study.

0 points 

Question 19 Conclusions

10 points

Correctly describes all of the authors’ conclusions.

10 points 

Correctly describes most of the authors’ conclusions.

9 points 

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

8 points 

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

4 points 

Does not describe any author conclusions.

0 points 

Question 20 Advances knowledge

10 points

Describes in-depth how this research advances knowledge in the field.

10 points 

Generally, describes how this research advances knowledge

9 points 

Briefly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

8 points 

Incorrectly describes how this research advances knowledge in the field.

4 points 

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

0 points 

Style and Writing

25 points

Correctly names file, includes name on paper. Writes in complete sentences with no grammar, spelling, or syntax errors.

25 points 

One to two errors in grammar, spelling,

22 points 

Three to four errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax

20 points 

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

10 points 

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

0 points 

Total Points Possible = 225 points

 

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