NR 505 Week 5 Critique Of Systematic Research Review Recent:
Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric
The purpose of this assignment is to provide students with practice in identifying, reading, and critiquing systematic research reviews related to nursing. A systematic review is defined as “A summary of evidence, typically conducted by an expert or expert panel on a particular topic, that uses a rigorous process (to minimize bias) for identifying, appraising, and synthesizing studies to answer a specific clinical question and draw conclusions about the data gathered (Melnyk&Fineout-Overholt,2011, p.582).
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to
(CO 3) Synthesize for dissemination the research findings from nursing and related disciplines. (PO 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11)
(CO 4) Compare and critique quantitative and qualitative designs and methodologies for research studies. (PO 4, 7, 9, 11)
Due Date:Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5
Total Points Possible:175 Points
1. Choose an SRR that pertains to your practice setting.Describe the relevance of the nursingresearch problem addressed in a SRR to practice. (CO 3, 6)
2. Critique the levels of evidence of the studies used in the SRR, specifically the designs of the studies included. (CO 6)
3. Critique the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. (CO 6)
4. Describe the overall findings of the studies, as summarized in the SRR. (CO 3, 6)
5. Critique the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for your current practice andfuture research. (CO 3, 6)
6. Utilize the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews to locate a true SRR for this assignment.
7. Paper length should be between 4-6 pages (not including cover page and reference page(s).
Preparing the paper
Consult your faculty member if you are uncertain about whether your article is a true SRR. If it is not, your grade will be affected because you will not be able to address all of the above objectives.
Important: Submit a copy of the systematic research review that you are critiquing as a separate document before submitting your paper.This will help Turnitin from returning a high similarity percentage on your written work. Remember to keep Turnitin similarity to 24% or less or you will be deducted points on APA.
Melnyk, B.M., &Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011).Evidence-based practice in nursing &healthcare(2nded.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams,& Wilkins.
This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin.You learned about Turnitin in your NR500 course, so you should be familiar with how to access it. Additionally, you will find an instructional announcement about Turnitin® in the course and in the Student Handbook.
Category Points % Description
Describes the relevance of the research problem addressed in the SRR to practice. 25 14.28 Fully describes the relevance of the research problem
Critiques the research rigor of the studies used in the SRR (see lesson’s levels of evidence). 25 14.28 Fully critiques the rigor of the studies used in the SRR
Critiques the levels of evidence, specifically the designs of the studies included in the SRR. 25 14.28 Fully critiques the levels of evidence of the studies included in the SRR
Critiques the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. 25 14.28 Fully describes the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued
Describes the overall findings of the studies, as summarized in the SRR. 25 14.28 Fully describes the overall findings of the studies summarized in the SRR
Critiques the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for your current practice and future research 25 14.28 Critiques the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for current practice andfuture research
Grammar, punctuation, and spelling reflect format written work. 10 5.71 Grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with rules for formal written work.
APA formatting 10 5.71 APA formatting is correct
Submit a copy of the systematic research article you are critiquing. 5 2.85 Submits a copy of the permalink of the systematic research article that you are critiquing
175 100% A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
APA Writing Checklist
Use this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.
☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.
☐ The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ Topic is well defined.
☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.
☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.
☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.
☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error.
Check Out Also:
Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.
Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.
Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.
Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.
☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.