NR 505 Week 5 Critique Of Systematic Research Review
Critique of Systematic Research Review (SRR)
Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric
The purpose of this assignment is to provide students with practice in identifying, reading, and critiquing systematic research reviews related to nursing. A systematic review is defined as “A summary of evidence, typically conducted by an expert or expert panel on a particular topic, that uses a rigorous process (to minimize bias) for identifying, appraising, and synthesizing studies to answer a specific clinical question and draw conclusions about the data gathered (Melnyk&Fineout-Overholt,2011, p.582).
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to
(CO 3) Synthesize for dissemination the research findings from nursing and related disciplines. (PO 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11)
(CO 4) Compare and critique quantitative and qualitative designs and methodologies for research studies. (PO 4, 7, 9, 11)
Due Date:Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5
Total Points Possible:175 Points
1. Choose an SRR that pertains to your practice setting.Describe the relevance of the nursingresearch problem addressed in a SRR to practice. (CO 3, 6)
2. Critique the levels of evidence of the studies used in the SRR, specifically the designs of the studies included. (CO 6)
3. Critique the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. (CO 6)
4. Describe the overall findings of the studies, as summarized in the SRR. (CO 3, 6)
5. Critique the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for your current practice andfuture research. (CO 3, 6)
6. Utilize the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews to locate a true SRR for this assignment.
7. Paper length should be between 4-6 pages (not including cover page and reference page(s).
Preparing the paper
Consult your faculty member if you are uncertain about whether your article is a true SRR. If it is not, your grade will be affected because you will not be able to address all of the above objectives.
Important: Submit a copy of the systematic research review that you are critiquing as a separate document before submitting your paper.This will help Turnitin from returning a high similarity percentage on your written work. Remember to keep Turnitin similarity to 24% or less or you will be deducted points on APA.
Melnyk, B.M., &Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011).Evidence-based practice in nursing &healthcare(2nded.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams,& Wilkins.
This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin.You learned about Turnitin in your NR500 course, so you should be familiar with how to access it. Additionally, you will find an instructional announcement about Turnitin® in the course and in the Student Handbook.
Category Points % Description
Describes the relevance of the research problem addressed in the SRR to practice. 25 14.28 Fully describes the relevance of the research problem
Critiques the research rigor of the studies used in the SRR (see lesson’s levels of evidence). 25 14.28 Fully critiques the rigor of the studies used in the SRR
Critiques the levels of evidence, specifically the designs of the studies included in the SRR. 25 14.28 Fully critiques the levels of evidence of the studies included in the SRR
Critiques the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. 25 14.28 Fully describes the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued
Describes the overall findings of the studies, as summarized in the SRR. 25 14.28 Fully describes the overall findings of the studies summarized in the SRR
Critiques the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for your current practice and future research 25 14.28 Critiques the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for current practice andfuture research
Grammar, punctuation, and spelling reflect format written work. 10 5.71 Grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with rules for formal written work.
APA formatting 10 5.71 APA formatting is correct
Submit a copy of the systematic research article you are critiquing. 5 2.85 Submits a copy of the permalink of the systematic research article that you are critiquing
175 100% A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.