Appraising the Evidence

Appraising the Evidence

Order Description
The purpose of this paper is to interpret the two articles identified as most important to the group topic. ( Nurse staffing ratio ) That means your need to choose two articles that talks about nurse staffing ratio, and interpret the articles. am going to upload the guidelines for this paper. Note the references should be within five years.
Appraising the EvidenceGuidelines
PURPOSE
Thepurposeof thispaperistointerpretthetwoarticlesidentified asmostimportanttothegroup topic.
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. (POs #4 and #8)
CO 4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence- based practice. (POs #4 and #8)

DUE DATE
Referto the coursecalendar for duedate information.Thecollege’sLateAssignmentpolicyappliestothisactivity.

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE
150 POINTS
REQUIREMENTS
Thepaperwill includethefollowing.
1. Clinical question
a. Descriptionof problem
b. Significanceof problem
c. Purpose ofpaper
2. Descriptionof findings
a. Summarizebasicsin the Matrix Tableasfound in Assignment Documentsin e-College.
b. Describe
i. Concepts
ii. Methodsused
iii. Participants
iv. Instrumentsincluding reliability and validity
v. Answer to “Purpose”question
vi. Identifynextstep for group
3. Conclusionof paper
4. Format
a. Correctgrammar and spelling
b. Useof headingsforeach section
c. Useof APA format(sixthedition)
d. Pagelength:threepages
PREPARINGTHEPAPER
1. Pleasemakesure you donotduplicatearticleswithinyour group.
2. Paper should includeatitle page and a referencepage.
DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA
Assignment Criteria Points % Description
Problem 20
13%
1. Problemisdescribed:Whatisthefocusofyourgroup’swork?
2. Significanceoftheproblemis described:Whathealthoutcomesresult fromyourproblem?Orwhatstatisticsdocumentthisisa problem?You mayfindsupporton websitesforgovernmentorprofessional organizations.
3. Purposeofyourpaper:Whatwillyourpaperdoordescribe?“The
purposeofthispaperisto . . .”
**Pleasenotethatalthough mostofthesequestionsare thesameasyou addressedin paper1, thepurposeofthispaperisdifferent.You can use yourworkfrompaper1foritems1 and2 above,including any suggestionsforimprovementprovided asfeedback. Item3 above should bespecifictothispaper.
Descriptionof
Findings: Summary
20

13% Summarizethebasicsofeacharticleina matrixtablethatappearsinthe appendix.

Descriptionof
Findings: Description 60 41% Describeinthebody ofthepaper the following.
• Whatconceptshavebeenstudied?
• Whatmethodshavebeenused?
• Whoaretheparticipantsormembersofthe samples?
• Whatinstrumentshavebeen used?Didtheauthorsdescribethe reliabilityandvalidity?
• Howdoyouansweryouroriginal“purposeofthispaper” question?Dothefindingsofthearticlesprovideevidenceforyour answers?If so,how?Ifnot,whatisstillneededtobeabletoanswer yourquestion?
• Whatisneededforthenextstep?Identifytwoquestionsthatcanhelpguidethegroup’swork.
Descriptionof
Findings: Conclusion 20 13% Conclusion:Reviewmajorfindingsinyourpaperina summary paragraph.
Format 30
20%
1. Correctgrammar andspelling
2. Useheadingsforeachsection:Problem,SynthesisoftheLiterature
(Concepts, Methods,Participants,Instruments,Implicationsfor Future Work),Conclusion.
3. APAformat(sixthed.): Appendicesfollowreferences.
4. Paperlength:Threepages
Total 150 100%
GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria Outstanding or Highest Level of Performance

A (92–100%) Very Good or High Level of Performance

B (84–91%) Competent or Satisfactory Level of Performance

C (76–83%) Poor, Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of Performance
F (0–75%)

Problem
(20points)
Includesallelementsina manner thatisclearlyunderstood.

•Problemdescriptionprovides focusofthegroup’swork.
•Significanceoftheproblemis clearlystatedandsupportedby currentevidence.
•Purposeofpaper is clearlystated.

19–20points
Missingonlyoneelement
OR
Oneelementisnotpresented clearly
•Problemdescriptionprovides focusofthegroup’swork.
•Significanceoftheproblemis clearlystatedandsupportedby currentevidence.
•Purposeofpaper isclearlystated.

17–18points
Missingtwoelements
OR
Oneelementisnotpresented clearly
•Problemdescriptionprovides focusofthegroup’swork.
•Significanceoftheproblemis clearlystatedandsupportedby currentevidence.
•Purposeofpaper is clearlystated.

16points
Missingtwoor moreelements
AND/OR
Oneor moreelementsarenot presentedclearly
•Problemdescriptionprovides focusofthegroup’swork.
•Significanceoftheproblemis clearlystatedandsupportedby currentevidence.
•Purposeofpaper is clearlystated.

0-15points

Descriptionof Findings: Summary
(20points)
Summaryomitsnomorethan onerequireditemfromthe EvidenceMatrixTable.

19–20points
Summaryomitstwoorthree requireditemsfromtheEvidence MatrixTable.

17–18points
Summaryomitsfourrequired itemsfromtheEvidenceMatrix Table.

16points
Summaryomitsfiveor morerequireditemsfromtheEvidence MatrixTable.

0–15points

Descriptionof Findings: Description (60points)
DescriptionincludesALLelements.

•Whatconceptshavebeen studied?
•Whatmethodshavebeen used?
•Whoaretheparticipantsor membersofthesamples?
•Whatinstrumentshavebeen used?Didtheauthorsdescribethereliabilityand validity?
•Howdoyouansweryour original“thepurposeofthis paper”question?Dothe findingsofthearticlesprovide evidenceforyouranswers?If so,how?Ifnot,whatisstill neededtobeabletoanswer yourquestion?
•Whatisneededforthenext step?Identifytwoquestions thatcanhelpguidethe group’swork.

56–60points

Descriptionmissingnomorethan oneelement.

•Whatconceptshavebeen studied?
•Whatmethodshavebeen used?
•Whoaretheparticipantsor membersofthesamples?
•Whatinstrumentshavebeen used?Didtheauthors
describethereliabilityand validity?
•Howdoyouansweryour original“thepurposeofthis paper”question?Dothe findingsofthearticlesprovide evidenceforyouranswers?If so,how?Ifnot,whatisstill neededtobeabletoanswer yourquestion?
•Whatisneededforthenext step?Identifytwoquestions thatcanhelpguidethe group’swork.

51–55points
Descriptionmissingnomore thantwoelements.

•Whatconceptshavebeen studied?
•Whatmethodshavebeen used?
•Whoaretheparticipantsor membersofthesamples?
•Whatinstrumentshavebeen used?Didtheauthors
describethereliabilityand validity?
•Howdoyouansweryour original“thepurposeofthis paper”question?Dothe findingsofthearticlesprovide evidenceforyouranswers?If so,how?Ifnot,whatisstill neededtobeabletoanswer yourquestion?
•Whatisneededforthenext step?Identifytwoquestions thatcanhelpguidethe group’swork.

46–50points
Descriptionmissingthreeor moreelements.

•Whatconceptshavebeen studied?
•Whatmethodshavebeen used?
•Whoaretheparticipantsor membersofthesamples?
•Whatinstrumentshavebeen used?Didtheauthors
describethereliabilityand validity?
•Howdoyouansweryour original“thepurposeofthis paper”question?Dothe findingsofthearticlesprovide evidenceforyouranswers?If so,how?Ifnot,whatisstill neededtobeabletoanswer yourquestion?
•Whatisneededforthenext step?Identifytwoquestions thatcanhelpguidethe group’swork.

0–45points

Descriptionof Findings: Conclusion
(20points)
SummaryparagraphincludesALLmajorfindingsfromarticle.

• Independentlyextractscomplex datafromavarietyof quantitativesources,presents thosedatain summaryform, makesappropriateconnections andinferencesconsistentwith thedata,andrelatesthem toa largercontext.
• Recognizespointsof viewand valueassumptionsin formulatinginterpretationof datacollectedandarticulates thepointofviewina given situation.
• Identifiesmisrepresentationsin thepresentationof
quantitativedataandthe
logicalandempiricalfallaciesin inferencesdrawnfromdata.
SummaryparagraphomitsONEmajorfindingfromarticle.

• Independentlyextractscomplex datafromavarietyof quantitativesources,presents thosedatain summaryform, makesappropriateconnections andinferencesconsistentwith thedata,andrelatesthem toa largercontext.
• Recognizespointsof viewand valueassumptionsin formulatinginterpretationof datacollectedandarticulates thepointofviewina given situation.
• Identifiesmisrepresentationsin thepresentationof
quantitativedataandthe
logicalandempiricalfallaciesin inferencesdrawnfromdata.
SummaryparagraphomitsTWOmajorfindingsfromarticle.

• Independentlyextractscomplex datafromavarietyof quantitativesources,presents thosedatain summaryform, makesappropriateconnections andinferencesconsistentwith thedata,andrelatesthem toa largercontext.
• Recognizespointsof viewand valueassumptionsin formulatinginterpretationof datacollectedandarticulates thepointofviewina given situation.
• Identifiesmisrepresentationsin thepresentationof
quantitativedataandthe
logicalandempiricalfallaciesin inferencesdrawnfromdata.
SummaryparagraphomitsTHREE or MOREmajorfindingsfrom article.

• Independentlyextractscomplex datafromavarietyof quantitativesources,presents thosedatain summaryform, makesappropriateconnections andinferencesconsistentwith thedata,andrelatesthem toa largercontext.
• Recognizespointsof viewand valueassumptionsin formulatinginterpretationof datacollectedandarticulates thepointofviewina given situation.
• Identifiesmisrepresentationsin thepresentationof
quantitativedataandthe
logicalandempiricalfallaciesin

Grammar, Spelling, Mechanics, and APAFormat
(30points)
•Lengthisthreefullpages.

•UsedappropriateAPAformat andis freeoferrors.

•IncludesALLheadingsand subheadingsasinstructed.
•Grammar,spelling,and mechanicsarefreeoferrors.
28–30points
•Length is nomorethanone quarterpageunderorover.
•UsedappropriateAPAformat, withonetypeoferror.

•IncludesALLheadingsand subheadingsasinstructed.
•Grammar,spelling,and mechanicshaveonetypeof error.
26–27points
•Lengthisnomorethanonehalf pageunderorover.
•UsedappropriateAPAformat, withtwotypesoferrors.

•IncludesALLheadingsand subheadingsasinstructed.
•Grammar,spelling,and mechanicshavetwotypesof errors.
23–25points
•Lengthisthreequartersofa pageor moreunderorover.
•AttemptsmadetouseAPA format;threeor moretypesof errorsarepresent.
•IncludesALLheadingsand subheadingsasinstructed.
•Grammar,spelling,and mechanicshavethreeor more typesoferrors.
0–22points
Total Points Possible = 150 points