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Competency
Differentiate the components of the research process.

Student Success Criteria
View the grading rubric for this deliverable by selecting the “This item is graded with a rubric” link, which is located in the Details & Information pane.

Scenario
As a recent BSN graduate, you sign-up to join a journal club on your clinical unit. The journal club serves as a collective effort to remain current with the literature. The purpose of the journal club is to provide a strategy for evaluating current research and translating it to nursing practice. The facilitator of the journal club has asked you to select, critically appraise, and present your findings at the next meeting. Since this is your first time presenting, the facilitator provides a worksheet to guide you through the process.

Worksheet-Module-3-Deliverable.docx

Instructions
Select one current nursing research article that may be translated into evidence-based practice. Review the article and complete the worksheet provided. Your analysis will include the required elements of the research process and will begin the evaluation phase of appraising the literature.

Identify the steps or elements of the study
Determine the strengths and limitations of the research study
Evaluate the credibility and meaning of the study findings

NUR3643 Research and Theory

Deliverable 03 – Critical Appraisal of the Literature
Competency: Differentiate the components of the research process.

Review the article that you selected and complete the following analysis
. Be sure to include the permalink for the article you selected.

What is the identified research problem? Does the author include the significance and background of the problem?

Did the author clearly articulate the research purpose? What was the purpose of the research?

Identify the study methodology.

Did the article include a relevant review of the literature? Explain.

Describe the theoretical framework for the research study?

What are the research objectives, questions, hypotheses, and procedures identified in the article?

Describe the results of the study along with identified strengths and limitations.

Discuss the findings including relevancy to clinical practice.

Permalink for the article selected.

References

· Grade for Deliverable 3

100% of total grade

A – 4 – Mastery

4

B – 3 – Proficiency

3

C – 2 – Competence

2

F – 1 – No Pass

1

I – 0 – Not Submitted

0

· Criterion 1

0% of total grade

A – 4 – Mastery

Clearly stated, detailed description of all of the steps or elements of the study, and includes: purpose; the problem including significance and background; relevancy of the literature reviewed; method(s)/design; the theoretical framework; research objectives, questions, and hypotheses.

0

B – 3 – Proficiency

Thorough description of most of the steps or elements of the study, and includes: purpose; the problem including significance and background; relevancy of the literature reviewed; method(s)/design; the theoretical framework; research objectives, questions, and hypotheses.

0

C – 2 – Competence

Basic description of the steps or elements of the study, and includes: purpose; the problem including significance and background; relevancy of the literature reviewed; method(s)/design; the theoretical framework; research objectives, questions, and hypotheses.

0

F – 1 – No Pass

No clearly stated description of the steps or elements of the study or multiple missing elements.

0

I – 0 – Not Submitted

Not Submitted

0

· Criterion 2

0% of total grade

A – 4 – Mastery

Clearly stated, detailed description of the 3 or more strengths and 3 or more limitations of the research study.

0

B – 3 – Proficiency

Thorough description of 2 strengths and 2 limitations of the research study.

0

C – 2 – Competence

Basic description of including at least 1 strength and 1 limitation of the research study.

0

F – 1 – No Pass

No clear description of the strengths and limitations of the research study.

0

I – 0 – Not Submitted

Not Submitted

0

· Criterion 3

0% of total grade

A – 4 – Mastery

Clearly stated, detailed summary of the credibility and meaning of the study findings including 4 or more recommendations and implications to practice.

0

B – 3 – Proficiency

Thorough summary of the credibility and meaning of the study findings including 3 or more recommendations and implications to practice.

0

C – 2 – Competence

Basic summary of the credibility and meaning of the study findings including at least 2 recommendations and implications to practice.

0

F – 1 – No Pass

No clearly stated summary of the credibility and meaning of the study findings or recommendations or implications to practice.

0

I – 0 – Not Submitted

Not Submitted

0

· Criterion 4

0% of total grade

A – 4 – Mastery

Formal style reflected throughout presentation, including no spelling, grammar, or APA format errors present. Permalink included for the article selected.

0

B – 3 – Proficiency

Formal style reflected throughout majority of presentation, with minor spelling, grammar, or APA format errors present. Permalink included for the article selected.

0

C – 2 – Competence

Formal style reflected in some parts of the presentation, but not maintained throughout. Some spelling, grammar, or APA format errors present. Permalink included for the article selected.

0

F – 1 – No Pass

Lack of formal style in presentation, numerous spelling, grammar, or APA format errors present. Permalink not included for the article selected.

0

I – 0 – Not Submitted

Not Submitted

0