Recent Question/Assignment

Aim of AssessmentThe aims of this assessment are for students:
1. Appraise the quality of evidence from clinical trials, (or)
2. Appraise the quality of evidence from qualitative research studies
The purpose of this assessment is to enable postgraduate students to their learning of conduct a critical appraisal of a specified published journal article and incorporate the following learning outcomes:
— Apply critical appraisal techniques to a range of research methodologies:
— Critically appraise research for its application to practice
Details
Critically appraise one of the two papers (below) that are available on the unit vUWS site for this assessment item. The critique should focus on the methodology, results, overall quality and implications for clinical practice and further research. Please choose the correct critique check list for the research design of the study being evaluated.
1. Yang, Y., Perkins, D.R. & Stearns, E. (2018). Barriers and facilitators to treatment engagement among clients in inpatient substance abuse treatment.
Marking Criteria:
Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Unsatisfactory
Conceptualisation of the question or Includes a clear, relevant statement Includes a statement about Includes a statement about Has a statement about the No statement or discussion to about
problem is sound. about the the importance of the importance of importance of the importance of
importance of the research research research research
research question/problem question/problem question/problem question/problem
question/problem to health care (ie to health care (ie to health care (ie to health care (ie
to health care (ie something that is a something that is a something that is a something that is a
something that is a clinician clinician clinician clinician
clinician responsibility). responsibility). responsibility). responsibility) is not concise and/or has some inconsistencies (eg significance of research is not clear). responsibility).
4.5-5 4 2.5-3 0-2
Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pan Unsatisfactory
Critique of methodology and key aspects of the research paper are addressed using either the CONSORT or COREQ checklist Contains correct identification of the methodology used in the research. Critique is relevant and accurate and focuses on the major areas of strengths and/or weaknesses of the research. The critique uses appropriate and accurate research terminology. Contains correct identification of the methodology used in the research. Critique is relevant and accurate and focuses on the major areas of strengths and/or weaknesses of the research. The critique uses appropriate and accurate research terminology Contains correct identification of the methodology used in the research. Critique focuses on the major areas of strengths and/or weaknesses of the research. The critique uses appropriate research terminology but may have some lapses in terms. Contains correct identification of the methodology used in the research. Some evidence of critique of the strengths and/or weaknesses of the research but could be expanded or have more depth. The critique uses some research terminology but could there are some inconsistencies. Incorrect identification of the methodology used in the research. Critique does not identify the areas of strengths and/or weaknesses of the research. Minimal or no use of research terminology.
Critique is articulated clearly, concisely and uses appropriate research terminology
16.5-20 14-16 11.5-13.5 7.5-11 0-7
Critical analysis of findings is evident The key findings for the study are presented. The key findings for the study are presented. The key findings for the study are presented but there may be some minor omissions. Some of the key findings foe the study are presented. Key findings for the study have been omitted or inaccurate.
8.5-10 7.5-8 6.5-7 5-6 0-4.5
Conclusions are drawn and implications for health professionals and further research are highlighted Conclusions based on the research finding are stated. Conclusions based on the research finding are stated. Some conclusions based on the research finding are stated. Conclusions based on the research findings have omitted some key information. Conclusions based on the research finding are not stated.
The potential significance of the research findings for health professionals is clearly and comprehensively presented. The potential significance of the research findings for health professionals are identified and discussed. The potential significance of the research findings to health care scholarship and practice is A narrow discussion of the potential significance of the proposed research to health care No evidence of understanding of the potential significance of the research to health care scholarship and

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