Appraising the Evidence GuidelinesPURPOSEThe purpose of this paper is to interpret the two articles identified as most important to the group topic.COURSE OUTCOMESThis 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 DATERefer to the course calendar for due date information. The college’s Late Assignment policy applies to this activity.TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE150 POINTSREQUIREMENTSThe paper will include the following.1. Clinical questiona. Description of problemb. Significance of problemc. Purpose of paper2. Description of findingsa. Summarize basics in the Matrix Table as found in Assignment Documents in e-College.b. Describei. Conceptsii. Methods usediii. Participantsiv. Instruments including reliability and validityv. Answer to “Purpose” questionvi. Identify next step for group3. Conclusion of paper4. Formata. Correct grammar and spellingb. Use of headings for each sectionc. Use of APA format (sixth edition)d. Page length: three pagesPREPARING THE PAPER1. Please make sure you do not duplicate articles within your group.2. Paper should include a title page and a reference page.DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIAAssignment Criteria Points % DescriptionProblem 2013%1. Problem is described: What is the focus of your group’s work?2. Significance of the problem is described: What health outcomes result from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem? You may find support on websites for government or professional organizations.3. Purpose of your paper: What will your paper do or describe? “Thepurpose of this paper is to . . .”**Please note that although most of these questions are the same as you addressed in paper 1, the purpose of this paper is different. You can use your work from paper 1 for items 1 and 2 above, including any suggestions for improvement provided as feedback. Item 3 above should be specific to this paper.Description ofFindings: Summary2013% Summarize the basics of each article in a matrix table that appears in the appendix.Description ofFindings: Description 60 41% Describe in the body of the paper the following.• What concepts have been studied?• What methods have been used?• Who are the participants or members of the samples?• What instruments have been used? Did the authors describe the reliability and validity?• How do you answer your original “purpose of this paper” question? Do the findings of the articles provide evidence for your answers? If so, how? If not, what is still needed to be able to answer your question?• What is needed for the next step? Identify two questions that can help guide the group’s work.Description ofFindings: Conclusion 20 13% Conclusion: Review major findings in your paper in a summary paragraph.Format 3020%1. Correct grammar and spelling2. Use headings for each section: Problem, Synthesis of the Literature(Concepts, Methods, Participants, Instruments, Implications for Future Work), Conclusion.3. APA format (sixth ed.): Appendices follow references.4. Paper length: Three pagesTotal 150 100%GRADING RUBRICAssignment Criteria Outstanding or Highest Level of PerformanceA (92–100%) Very Good or High Level of PerformanceB (84–91%) Competent or Satisfactory Level of PerformanceC (76–83%) Poor, Failing or Unsatisfactory Level of PerformanceF (0–75%)
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