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2.4.2 Guided Review of Nominated literature
Weight: 30%
Type of Collaboration: Individual
Submission: Refer to Section 2.5 of the LG- General Submission Requirements
Format: Guided Review of Nominated literature
Length: 1500 words
Curriculum Mode:
Assessment 2 Guided Review of nominated literature
Weighting: 30%
Word count/duration: There is a word limit of 1500 words (excluding the guided questions). Use your comput- er to total the number of words used in your assignment. However, do not include the reference list at the end of your assignment in the word count. In-text citations will be included in the additional 10% word count. If you exceed the word limit by more than 10% the marker will stop marking at 1500 words plus 10%.
Aim of assessmentThe aim of this assessment item is to enable students to explore the research process by reviewing the journal articles.
Assessment Details
Details for nursing students; Medication safety is an integral part nursing and midwifery best practice. Measures are undertaken to improve the safety and quality of medication administration. Despite these measures medication errors are identified as frequent yet preventable errors health care errors. You are provided with two research articles related to medication safety - one based on a research study using a quantitative method and the other using a qualitative method. Read both articles available on the vUWS site and answer the questions below in the template provided.
Details for midwifery students;
Anxiety and depression during the antenatal period can result in unfavourable maternal and child health outcomes. Non-pharmacological interventions are recommended to benefit anxiety and depression that may occur during preg- nancy. You are provided with two research articles related to non-pharmacological interventions for antenatal anxiety/depression- one based on a research study using a quantitative method and the other using a qualitative method. Read both articles available in the vUWS site and answer the below questions in the template provided. Guided questions
1. Significance and aim (5 marks 200 words)
1.1 What is the aim and significance of the study?
2. Methods (10 marks 700 words)
2.1 Identify the research design used in the study and describe the main characteristics of the identified research design
2.2 Discuss the sampling technique, inclusion and exclusion criteria used for the selection of sample in the study 2.3 Explore the data collection method and its appropriateness to the research design of the study
3. Data analysis and results (10 marks 600 words)
3.1 How was the data analysed and was it appropriate for the study?
3.2 What were the findings/results of the study?
3.3 Discuss the limitations and recommendations of the study?
4. Presentation (5 marks)
The assessment must comply with the following:
• – Students must respond to each of the questions provided in the guide for analysis using academic writing. It is anticipated that the work will be presented in a question / answer format using full sentences and paragraphs.
• – Please type your responses on the template provided in the assessment tab on vUWS.
• – Referencing must be presented in APA 6, according to Section 4.3 Citing Resources and References in this learning guide.
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• – The nominated article does not need to be referenced in text.
• – A minimum of three (3) recent academic references must be used to demonstrate your understanding (published
no earlier than 2014).
• – The questions provided in the guide and reference list are not included in the word limit.
• – Refer to section entitled Submission of Assessment Tasks for guidance regarding word limit and further format-
ting / submission detail.
Please carefully review the marking criteria and standards. They are designed to give guidance regarding the level of understanding of research reporting needed to identify, describe and discuss the various features of the nominated articles for review and to achieve the marks allocated.
Resources:
- An answer template with guided questions are available on the vUWS site.
- There are a number of textbooks and resources available through the Western Sydney University Library that may assist you. Please refer to the unit’s vUWS site for specific unit resources.
Marking Criteria:
Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Unsatisfactory
1. Aim and Significance
a. What was the aim and significance of the study? Identified and stated the aim of the study. The specific significance of the study is described in detail and discussed in relation to current knowledge of the topic. Identified and stated the aim of the study. The specific significance of the study is described in detail. Identified and stated the aim of the study. The specific significance of the study is acknowledged. Stated the of aim of the study. The specific significance of the study is acknowledged. Aim and significance of the study is not or is incorrectly identified.
5 4.5-5 4 3.5 2.5-3 2 and below
2. Methods
a. Identify the research design used in the study and was it appropriate for the issue discussed? Comprehensive identification of the research design and its appropriateness. Thorough identification of the research design and its appropriateness. Adequate identification of the research design and its appropriateness. Identified the design stated in the paper and its appropriateness. Research design and appropriateness not identified or incorrectly identified.
b. Discuss the sampling technique, inclusion and exclusion criteria used for the selection of sample in the study Identifies and describes the sampling technique with illustrative detail. Makes an explicit, well developed and accurate explanation of how identifying inclusion and exclusion criteria prior to recruitment is important to answer the research question. Identifies and describes the sampling technique and explains how identifying inclusion and exclusion criteria prior to recruitment is important to answer the research question. Identifies and briefly describes the sampling technique. Makes a link between identifying inclusion and exclusion criteria prior to recruitment as important to answer the research question. Identifies sampling technique without description and states the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Sampling technique and inclusion criteria not identified or incorrectly identified.
c. Explore the data collection method and its appropriateness to the research design of the study Critically explores and effectively analyses the data collection method and its appropriateness to the research design. Thoroughly explores and analyses the data collection method and its appropriateness to the research design. Adequately explores the data collection method and its appropriateness to the research design. Attempts to explore the data collection method and its appropriateness to the research design. Data collection method was not identified or incorrectly identified and no mention of its appropriateness to the research design.
/10 8.5-10 7.5-8 6.5-7 5-6 4.5 and below
3. Data analysis and results
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Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass Unsatisfactory
a. How was the data analysed and was it appropriate for the study? The method of data analysis correctly identified, described in detail, and comprehensively discussed. Provides a detailed rationale for the chosen data analysis method in relation to the research design and provides a detailed argument for its applicability. The method of data analysis correctly identified and accurately described. Provides a rationale for the chosen data analysis method in relation to the research design demonstrating applicability. The method of data analysis correctly identified and briefly discussed. Provides a reason for why the data analysis method was applicable. Some aspects of data analysis techniques described. Mentions the applicability of the data analysis method. The data analysis method and appropriateness of data analysis was either not identified or incorrectly addressed.
b. What were the findings/results of the study? Provides a full, detailed, and comprehensive description of all the findings/results of the study. Provides a full and detailed description
of all the findings/results of the study. Provides description of the findings/results of the study. Identifies the major findings/results of the study. Findings/results were either not identified or incorrectly addressed.
c. Discuss the limitations and recommendations of the study? Identifies and describes the limitations and recommendations of the study with illustrative details. Correctly identifies and describes the limitations and recommendations of the study. Correctly identifies the limitations and recommendations of the study and provides a brief description. States the limitations and recommendations of the study. Limitations and recommendations of the study were either not identified or not correctly addressed.
/10 8.5-10 7.5-8 6.5-7 5-6 4.5 and below
4. Presentation Flawless referencing according to APA referencing style. Extensive, relevant current academic reference list with evidence of effective use in text. Outstanding level of clarity of expression, scholarly writing style and absence of errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation. Very good referencing according to APA referencing style. Comprehensive, relevant current academic reference list with evidence of effective use in text. Clear and concise expression, scholarly writing style and absence of errors in spelling, grammar or punctuation. Minimal referencing errors according to APA referencing
style. Good, adequate use of references, using a reasonable range of current academic reference. Good written expression with minimal ambiguity in language throughout and minimal errors in spelling, grammar, sentence structure or punctuation. Some referencing errors according to APA referencing style both in text and final reference list. Satisfactory use of references, using a reasonable range of current academic reference.
Reasonable clarity and writing style but limited use of language. Some minor errors in spelling, sentence structure or grammar that does not impede meaning. Absent, inadequate or incorrect referencing style noted. Insufficient, current academic references. Poor writing style with errors in expression, sentence structure, spelling and punctuation that impede meaning.
5 4.5-5 4 3.5 2.5-3 2 and below