Week 6 assignment: reading research literature (rrl) worksheet

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Purpose

Reading, understanding, and appreciating original nursing research literature is essential for evidence-based practice (AACN, 2008; QSEN, 2018). This assignment provides a learning activity for students to read an original research study and complete a worksheet to demonstrate understanding of the study purpose, design, sample, data collection, analysis, limitations, conclusions, and the importance of reading research literature.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

CO1: Examine the sources of evidence that contribute to professional nursing practice. (PO 7)

CO2: Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies. (POs 4 & 8)

CO4: Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and significance related to evidence-based practice. (POs 4, 8)

CO5: Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice. (POs 7 & 8)

Assignment Directions

  1. Read over each of the following directions, the required Reading Research Literature worksheet, and grading rubric.
  2. Review the following link which contains a tutorial for your Week 6 Assignment. Tutorial may look slightly different session to session. Grading criteria and rubric will be the same. Click here for transcript. (Links to an external site.)https://lms.courselearn.net/lms/video/player.html?video=0_jhxsfia6
  3. Download and complete the required Reading Research Literature (RRL) worksheet (Links to an external site.). This must be used. 
  4. Download or access the required article below. This must be used.  Diacon, A. & Bell, J. (2014). Investigating the recording and accuracy of fluid balance monitoring in critically ill patients. Southern African Journal of Critical Care, 30(2), 55-57. https://chamberlainuniversity.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.2db92a9d728747eaa508e67b298f67bd&site=eds-live&scope=site (Links to an external site.)
  5. This assignment contains:
    • Purpose of the Study:  Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize the purpose of the study.  Describe what the study is about. 
    • Research & Design:  Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize the description of the type of research and the design of the study.  Include how it supports the purpose (aim or intent) of the study.
    • Sample:  Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize the population (sample) for the study; include key characteristics, sample size, sampling technique.
    • Data Collection:  Using information from the required article and your own words, summarizeone data that was collected and how the data was collected from the study.
    • Data Analysis:  Using information from the required article and your own words, summarizeone of the data analysis/ tests performed or one method of data analysis from the study; include what you know/learned about the descriptive or statistical test or data analysis method.
    • Limitations:  Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize onelimitation reported in the study.
    • Findings/Discussion:  Using information from the required article and your own words, summarize one of the authors’ findings/discussion reported in the study. Include one interesting detail you learned from reading the study.
    • Reading Research Literature:  Summarize why it is important for you to read and understand research literature.  Summarize what you learned from completing the reading research literature activity worksheet.
  6. You are required to complete the worksheet using the productivity tools required by Chamberlain University, which is Microsoft Office Word 2013 (or later version), or Windows and Office 2011 (or later version) for MAC. You must save the file in the “.docx” format. Do NOT save as Word Pad. A later version of the productivity tool includes Office 365, which is available to Chamberlain students for FREE by downloading from the student portal at http://my.chamberlain.edu (Links to an external site.). Click on the envelope at the top of the page.
  7. Submit the completed Reading Research Literature Worksheet to the Week 6 Assignment.

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By submitting this assignment, I pledge on my honor that all content contained is my own original work except as quoted and cited appropriately. I have not received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment. Please see the grading criteria and rubrics on this page.

References

American Association of Colleges of Nurses. (2008). Executive summary: The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. http://www.aacnnursing.org/Education-Resources/AACN-Essentials

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses. (2018). Quality and safety education for nurses competencies. http://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas/#evidence-based_practice

NR439 Reading Research Literature Worksheet Rubric

NR439 Reading Research Literature Worksheet Rubric

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePurpose of the StudyUsing information from the required article and mostly your words, thoroughly summarize the purpose of the study. Describe what the study is about. Provide details.

30.0 ptsThoroughly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.

26.0 ptsMostly summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details.

24.0 ptsMinimally summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria is missing. Fair details provided.

11.0 ptsPoorly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Vague details provided.

0.0 ptsAll criteria from the first column are missing.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeType of Research & the DesignUsing information from the required article and your own words, summarize the description of the type of research and the design of the study. Include how it supports the purpose (aim or intent) of the study. Provide details.

20.0 ptsThoroughly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.

18.0 ptsMostly summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details.

16.0 ptsMinimally summarizes the criteria in the first column one criteria is missing. Fair details provided.

8.0 ptsPoorly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Vague details are provided.

0.0 ptsAll criteria from the first column are missing.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSampleUsing information from the required article and your own words, summarize the population (sample) for the study; include key characteristics, sample size, sampling technique. Provide details.

20.0 ptsThoroughly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.

18.0 ptsMostly summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details.

16.0 ptsMinimally summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria is missing. Fair details provided.

8.0 ptsPoorly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Vague details are provided.

0.0 ptsAll criteria from the first column are missing.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeData CollectionUsing information from the required article and your own words, summarize one data that was collected and how the data was collected from the study. Provide details.

20.0 ptsThoroughly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.

18.0 ptsMostly summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details

16.0 ptsMinimally summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria is missing. Fair details are provided.

8.0 ptsPoorly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Vague details are provided.

0.0 ptsAll criteria from the first column are missing.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeData AnalysisUsing information from the required article and your own words, summarize one of the data analysis/ tests performed or one method of data analysis from the study; include what you know/learned about the descriptive or statistical test or data analysis method. Provide details.

20.0 ptsThoroughly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.

18.0 ptsMostly summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details.

16.0 ptsMinimally summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria is missing. Fair details are provided.

8.0 ptsPoorly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Vague details are provided.

0.0 ptsAll criteria from the first column are missing.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLimitationsUsing information from the required article and your own words, summarize one limitation reported in the study. Provide details.

20.0 ptsThoroughly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.

18.0 ptsMostly summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details.

16.0 ptsMinimally summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria is missing. Fair details are provided.

8.0 ptsPoorly summarizes the criteria in the first the column. Vague details are provided.

0.0 ptsAll criteria from the first column are missing.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFindings/DiscussionUsing information from the required article and your own words, summarize one of the authors’ findings/discussion reported in the study. Include one interesting detail you learned from reading the study. Provide details.

20.0 ptsThoroughly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.

18.0 ptsMostly summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details.

16.0 ptsMinimally summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria is missing. Fair details are provided.

8.0 ptsPoorly summarizes the criteria in the first the column. Vague details are provided.

0.0 ptsAll criteria from the first column are missing.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReading Research LiteratureSummarize why it is important for you to read and understand research literature. Summarize what you learned from completing the reading research literature activity worksheet. Provide details.

30.0 ptsThoroughly summarizes the criteria in the first column. Excellent details are provided.

26.0 ptsMostly summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria lacks details.

24.0 ptsMinimally summarizes the criteria in the first column or one criteria is missing. Fair details are provided.

11.0 ptsPoorly summarizes the criteria in the first the column. Vague details are provided.

0.0 ptsAll criteria from the first column are missing.

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScholarly Writing, Mechanics, Organization, Spelling, Sentence Structure, Grammar

10.0 ptsExcellent writing, mechanics, organization, spelling, sentence structure, grammar. No errors or 1-2 errors noted.

6.0 ptsGood writing, mechanics, organization, spelling, sentence structure, grammar. A few errors noted.

4.0 ptsFair writing, mechanics, organization, spelling, sentence structure, grammar. Some errors noted.

3.0 ptsPoor writing, mechanics, organization, spelling, sentence structure, grammar. Many errors noted.

0.0 ptsVery poor writing, mechanics, and organization. Errors throughout are noted. Writing is difficult to understand or follow.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA In-Text Formatting for Cited Sentences

10.0 ptsExcellent APA in-text formatting with no errors. Uses mostly your own words with no more than two direct quotes.

5.0 ptsGood APA formatting. Uses APA in-text citation formatting with 1-2 errors noted.

4.0 ptsFair APA formatting. Uses APA in-text citation formatting with some errors noted or does not use in-text citation formatting.

3.0 ptsPoor APA formatting with many errors noted.

0.0 ptsVery poor APA with errors noted throughout.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRequired RRL Worksheet and Required Article Use

0.0 pts0 points deducted Required RRL Worksheet used for this assignment and Required Article used for this assignment. 0 points deducted

0.0 pts20 points (10%) deducted Required RRL Worksheet NOT used and/or Required Article NOT used for this assignment results in a deduction of 20 points (10%). 20 points deducted

0.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Deduction

0.0 pts0 point deduction
Submitted on time

0.0 ptsNot submitted on time – Points deducted
1 day late = 10 deduction; 2 days late = 20 deduction; 3 days late = 30 deduction; 4 days late = 40 deduction; 5 days late = 50 deduction; 6 days late = 60 deduction; 7 days late = 70 deduction; Score of 0 if more than 7 days late

0.0 pts

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