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RESEARCH
Assessment
Assessment 1 30% (1500 words) Due in week 4 Thursday 28th February 2019 12MN
Assignment topic
The student is required to select a peer reviewed nursing journal article and describe the research paradigm it followed, discuss the philosophical principles underlying the paradigm utilised in the article. The student is required to identify the methodology outlined, describe the strengths and weaknesses of the methodology and the research steps that are characteristic of the methodology applied in the article.
Assessment criteria
• Select a literature/ research article that provide the strongest evidence for your topic. Your articles must be = 5 years old.
• Your assignment must have an introduction, a body (which is the content of the issues) and a conclusion.
• USE APA FORMAT APA guidelines. Information cited from an unreliable websites, pamphlets or magazines is not acceptable for this paper.
• The assignment will be marked according to the rubric/marking criteria below.
• Please attach a copy of the rubric/marking criteria to your assignment before submission.
• Refer to “CHECKLIST FOR ASSIGNMENT PRESENTATION” before submitting your assignment. • See hyperlink: Sample of the title page
Marking Guide Assessment 1 – 30% (1500 words) due in week 4 Thursday 28th February 2019 12MN
Content Mark
Introduction
• Describe whether the title of the article gives you an idea of what the research is about.
• Describe briefly the research topic and the significance (purpose) and background of the study? 5
Methodology and Design
• What are the philosophical underpinnings of the methodology chosen in the article.
• What is the research design presented in the article? Briefly describe the design, strengths and weaknesses.
Data Collection
• What research instrument was chosen?
• Discuss Validity and reliability. 5
Literature review and sampling design
• Is the literature sited relevant to the research topic?
• What is the target population?
• Where and how are the samples obtained? Inclusion and exclusion criteria.
• Is ethical consideration attended to? 5
Findings and recommendations
• What are the findings?
• What conclusions are drawn?
• What recommendations are put forth?
• What are limitations of the study 5
Presentation of your critical review of the article
• Headings are clearly labelled and clearly presented.
• Logical and sequential arguments and discussions within the body of the paper.
• Conclusion provides a very clear summary of the presentation
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Quality of writing
• Grammar, syntax, expression, spelling
• APA Style, presentation and legibility 5
• In-text citations
• Reference list
• Appropriate references e.g. refereed journals
Total 30
Rubric for Assessment 1– 30% (1500 words) due week 4 Thursday 28th February 2019 12MN
Criteria Excellent = HD Good = D Fair = C POOR = P FAIL =N
Introduction
Research question and topic clearly presented
What is the significance of the study?
The introduction demonstrates evidence of exceptional understanding and clear and adequate description of the question, topic and significance. The introduction demonstrates appropriate amount of evidence of relevant knowledge and understanding of the topic and significance The introduction adequately identifies and describes the selected topic and significance Student provides minimal description and understanding of the selected topic and significance Student fails to identify the topic and has not shown understanding of what is to be discussed in the paper.
Marks / 5 5 4 3 2.5 2-0
Methodology and Design
Philosophical underpinnings of the paradigm chosen
What is the research design?
Data Collection
Research instrument chose
Validity and reliability
Student accurately addresses the Philosophical underpinnings and all the study designs items to the selected study in a comprehensive manner. All items were explained, described and discussed extensively and in detail.
Student addresses the philosophical underpinnings of the study and most of the study designs items to the selected study. These items were sufficiently and clearly explained, described and discussed.
Student addresses adequately the philosophical underpinnings of the study and the study designs items to the selected study. These items were moderately and briefly explained, described and discussed.
Student does not show understanding of the Philosophical underpinnings of the study and hardly addresses the study design and items to the selected study. These items were hardly explained, described and discussed.
Student fail to address the philosophical
underpinnings of the study and the design, and explanations, descriptions and discussions were irrelevant.
Marks /5 5 4 3 2.5 2-0
Literature Review and
Sampling
Is the literature sited relevant to the research topic?
What is the target population?
Student addresses selected study in a comprehensive manner. All items were explained, described and
Student addresses most of the items to the selected study. These items were sufficiently and clearly
Student addresses adequately the items to the selected study. These items were moderately and
Student addresses very few of the items to the selected study. These items were briefly explained, described and discussed.
Student fails to address the items and the explanations, descriptions and discussions were irrelevant.
What are the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the sample
Are ethical considerations attended to? discussed extensively and in detail.
explained, described and discussed. briefly explained, described and discussed.
Marks /5 5 4 3 2.5 2-0
Findings
What are the findings?
What conclusions are drawn?
What recommendations are put forth?
What are limitations of the study?
Student addresses all the findings items to the selected study in a comprehensive manner. All items were explained, described and discussed extensively and in detail.
Student addresses most of the findings items to the selected study. These items were sufficiently and clearly explained, described and discussed.
Student addresses adequately of the findings items to the selected study. These items were moderately and briefly explained, described and discussed.
Student addresses very few of the findings items to the selected study. These items were briefly explained, described and discussed.
Student fail to address the findings items and the explanations, descriptions and discussions were irrelevant.
Marks /5 5 4 3 2.5 2-0
Presentation
(Organization/Clarity)
Logical ordering of ideas; transitions between major points
Headings are clearly labelled and the information under each heading is very clearly presented and referenced as required.
Logical and sequential arrangement of arguments and discussions within the body of the paper.
Conclusion provides a very clear summary of the presentation. No new information is provided. Headings are clearly labelled, and the information under each heading is clearly presented and referenced as required.
Very good flow of ideas within the body of the paper. Mostly logical and sequential arrangement of arguments and discussions.
Conclusion provides a clear
summary of the presentation. No new information is provided. Not all headings are clearly provided and the information under each heading is clear and referenced as required.
Good flow of ideas within the body of the paper. Mostly logical and sequential arrangement of arguments and discussions.
Conclusion provides an adequate summary of the presentation. No new information is provided. Headings are poorly provided and are inconsistent with the topic heading.
Inconsistent referencing.
Lack of clarity with ideas and inconsistent structure with the arrangement of arguments and discussions within the body of the paper.
Conclusion provides a poor summary of the presentation. No new information is provided. Headings are not labelled consistently and/or unclear. The information provided is inconsistent with the topic heading. Inconsistent referencing or missing referencing.
Incoherent structure. Ideas do not flow in a logical or sequential manner. Poor planning of the paper.
Transitions are required between ideas.
Conclusion is not provided.
Marks /5 5 4 3 2.5 2-0
APA Format and References Paper contains 1-2 errors in grammar, punctuation or spelling
Paper meets APA guidelines regarding margins, font, references, etc. All content follows current APA writing guidelines. Paper contains less than 3 errors in grammar, punctuation or spelling.
Paper meets appropriate APA guidelines regarding margins, font, references, etc. Most content compliant with current APA writing guidelines. Paper contains less than 3 errors in grammar, punctuation or spelling.
Paper uses minimal APA guidelines regarding appropriate margins, font, references, etc. Minimal compliance with current APA writing guidelines. Paper contains 5 or more grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors.
Paper attempts to use some APA guidelines for appropriate margins, font, references, etc. Most of content is not in compliance with current APA writing guidelines. Paper contains numerous grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors.
Paper does not use appropriate margins, font, references, etc. The content is not compliant with current APA writing guidelines.
Marks /5 5 4 3 2.5 2-0
Late Submission without authorization
Less ____
If applicable, marks reduced for number of days assessment is overdue=
Total /30
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