Appendix D:  Grading Criteria Research Paper

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Appendix D:  Grading Criteria Research Paper
 

Introduction, search process, conclusion, & PICO statement
*Writer selected a worthwhile clinical topic and makes a good case for its relevance to nursing practice.  The writer chooses relevant and valuable research articles. 
Clear & concise; has logical flow; Gives clear picture of the purpose of the paper.  Discusses the relevance of the research to nursing.  The PICO statement is well defined. Key words, databases, and searching techniques are clearly outlined.  Conclusions are supported and consistent with the research. (max: 45)
 
————-/ 45
Language is clear throughout the paper, PICO well defined, Conclusions supported by the research.  Some elements of the search and selection process are missing or obscure (database, key words, or searching techniques) (max: 40).
 
————-/ 40
Poorly described purpose.  The
PICO question is poorly stated.  The search process is poorly defined and described   Conclusions are not well supported from the literature (max: 35).
 
 
 
————-/ 35
No defined purpose.  Elements of the paper are poorly constructed causing confusion in the reader. The PICO question is unclear or muddled.  The writer does not provide a description of the search process.  Conclusions are not well supported (max: 30).
 
 
 
————-/ 30
Critique of studies (Lit Review)
 
 
Systematic and complete; all elements of each study are present.  Discussion moves from topic to topic rather than study to study. The research is synthesized and paraphrased without excessive use of quotes. (max: 45)
 
————-/ 45
Systematic but some of the elements are missing or incomplete.  Goes from topic to topic rather than study to study. (max: 40 points)
 
————/ 40
Incomplete discussion of studies. Follows no prescribed format.  Limited connection between research. The research is poorly summarized. Quotes are overly used (max: 35 pts).
 
————-/ 35
The presented studies are poorly analyzed.  Limited discernable format.  Quotes are overly used. Summarizing needed.  (max: 30 points).
 
 
 
————-/ 30
Relevance/ Recommendations for practice
*Appropriate recommendations are made based on critical analysis of the cited studies. 
Relevance to nursing practice is well described.  The writer identifies recommendations that are well supported by the research (max: 40).
 
————-/ 40
Relevance to practice is described.  Some, but not all, of the writer’s recommendations are supported by pervious research (max: 35).
 
————-/ 35
Relevance to practice is unclear. Recommendations for practice are not well supported through the literature review (max: 30).
 
————-/ 30
Relevance to practice is not described.  No practice recommendation is described (max: 25).
 
 
————-/ 25
APA formatting Paper follows APA designated guidelines with all required components.  No APA errors in any section. All citations match references and have correct format. All references are correctly cited in paper. (max: 25).
 
————-/ 25
Few errors in formatting.  All citations match references and all references are cited.  Most references and citations have correct format (max: 20).
 
 
————-/ 20
Two to three formatting errors per page.  Repetition of the same errors is also present.  All citations match reference (max: 15).
 
 
 
————/ 15
Many APA formatting errors that interfere with the readability of the paper. Citations and reference list fail to match (max: 10).
 
 
 
 
————-/ 10
Grammar and Construction Paper contains less than 2 grammatical errors per page. Language is clear, precise, succinct, and professional without slang, jargon, or bias (max: 25).
 
 
————-/ 25
Writing is clear and succinct.  Minor issues with grammar. Limited use of slang or jargon. No misspelled words are present (max: 20).
 
————-/ 20
Writing is generally clear but unnecessary words are used. Sentence structure is repetitive in some areas. Paper contains 2-5 grammatical errors per page (max: 15).
 
————-/ 15
It’s difficult to decipher what the writer is trying to express. Writing is convoluted at times. Paper contains numerous grammatical errors per page: misspelled words, incorrect grammar, and improper punctuation (max: 10).
 
————-/ 10
Currency of Sources All research articles are recent (<6 years), relevant, and from nursing journals (or authors). The literature review is comprised of only research articles that are primary sources (max: 20).
 
 
 
————-/ 20
Recent sources with questionable relevance to topic. The literature review is comprised of only research articles that are primary sources. But not all of the research articles are from nursing journals (max: 15).
 
————/ 15
Recent sources with questionable relevance to topic.  The literature review is comprised of primary and secondary sources (max: 10).
 
 
 
 
————-/ 10
Sources are not recent or relevant to topic.  The literature review is comprised of primarily secondary sources (max: 5).
 
 
 
 
 
————-/ 5

 
 
Appendix E: Grading Criteria for EBP POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
Each student will be required to prepare and present power point based on Formal Paper.
 

Focus Grading Criteria Points Possible Points Earned
Presentation Style The presentation is well organized and well written
Information is presented with a logical flow of thoughts.
Visual aids are clear, appealing, and enhance the content. All text is clear and readable. Font size and color support reading and understanding.
Incorporated appropriate terminology for the audience.
Information is presented clearly and accurately
Presenter is well poised and articulation is clear (e.g. proper volume, steady rate, enthusiasm, confidence). The student demonstrates command of the subject. The student’s presentation manner is professional
20  
Research
Content
The topic is clearly defined and the body or research presented is of sufficient depth to support the research question.
The topic of the presentation represents excellent scholarship and/or relates directly to the nursing profession. Conclusions are drawn to support continuing research.
Selected relevant, valuable research articles were utilized.
Made an appropriate recommendation based on critical analysis of the studies cited.
30  
Use of Research Articles References are presented using APA format
Presentation cites 5 or more appropriate and primary research articles.
All sources are cited on the reference slide and throughout the presentation.
30  
Technique and Format The presenter uses correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, and grammar.
References are provided in APA format where appropriate.
Discussion used language free of bias, jargon, or other APA-prohibited words.
20  
Total 100  

 
 
 
 

  Rating
Presentation is well organized and written with a logical flow of thoughts  
Visual aids are clear & appealing  
All text is clear and readable.  Font size and color support reading and understanding  
Stayed within the allotted time frame  
The student demonstrated command of the subject  
The student’s presentation manner is professional  
Answered questions in an articulate manner  
The topic is clearly defined and the body or research presented is of sufficient depth to support the research question.  
The topic of the presentation relates directly to the nursing profession  
Conclusions are appropriate to support continuing research  
Made an appropriate recommendation based on critical analysis of the studies cited  
Presentation cites 4-5 or more appropriate research articles  
The presenter uses correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar  
References are provided in APA format where appropriate  
Provided opportunity for questions & discussion  

 

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Appendix D:  Grading Criteria Research Paper

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Appendix D:  Grading Criteria Research Paper
 

Introduction, search process, conclusion, & PICO statement
*Writer selected a worthwhile clinical topic and makes a good case for its relevance to nursing practice.  The writer chooses relevant and valuable research articles. 
Clear & concise; has logical flow; Gives clear picture of the purpose of the paper.  Discusses the relevance of the research to nursing.  The PICO statement is well defined. Key words, databases, and searching techniques are clearly outlined.  Conclusions are supported and consistent with the research. (max: 45)
 
————-/ 45
Language is clear throughout the paper, PICO well defined, Conclusions supported by the research.  Some elements of the search and selection process are missing or obscure (database, key words, or searching techniques) (max: 40).
 
————-/ 40
Poorly described purpose.  The
PICO question is poorly stated.  The search process is poorly defined and described   Conclusions are not well supported from the literature (max: 35).
 
 
 
————-/ 35
No defined purpose.  Elements of the paper are poorly constructed causing confusion in the reader. The PICO question is unclear or muddled.  The writer does not provide a description of the search process.  Conclusions are not well supported (max: 30).
 
 
 
————-/ 30
Critique of studies (Lit Review)
 
 
Systematic and complete; all elements of each study are present.  Discussion moves from topic to topic rather than study to study. The research is synthesized and paraphrased without excessive use of quotes. (max: 45)
 
————-/ 45
Systematic but some of the elements are missing or incomplete.  Goes from topic to topic rather than study to study. (max: 40 points)
 
————/ 40
Incomplete discussion of studies. Follows no prescribed format.  Limited connection between research. The research is poorly summarized. Quotes are overly used (max: 35 pts).
 
————-/ 35
The presented studies are poorly analyzed.  Limited discernable format.  Quotes are overly used. Summarizing needed.  (max: 30 points).
 
 
 
————-/ 30
Relevance/ Recommendations for practice
*Appropriate recommendations are made based on critical analysis of the cited studies. 
Relevance to nursing practice is well described.  The writer identifies recommendations that are well supported by the research (max: 40).
 
————-/ 40
Relevance to practice is described.  Some, but not all, of the writer’s recommendations are supported by pervious research (max: 35).
 
————-/ 35
Relevance to practice is unclear. Recommendations for practice are not well supported through the literature review (max: 30).
 
————-/ 30
Relevance to practice is not described.  No practice recommendation is described (max: 25).
 
 
————-/ 25
APA formatting Paper follows APA designated guidelines with all required components.  No APA errors in any section. All citations match references and have correct format. All references are correctly cited in paper. (max: 25).
 
————-/ 25
Few errors in formatting.  All citations match references and all references are cited.  Most references and citations have correct format (max: 20).
 
 
————-/ 20
Two to three formatting errors per page.  Repetition of the same errors is also present.  All citations match reference (max: 15).
 
 
 
————/ 15
Many APA formatting errors that interfere with the readability of the paper. Citations and reference list fail to match (max: 10).
 
 
 
 
————-/ 10
Grammar and Construction Paper contains less than 2 grammatical errors per page. Language is clear, precise, succinct, and professional without slang, jargon, or bias (max: 25).
 
 
————-/ 25
Writing is clear and succinct.  Minor issues with grammar. Limited use of slang or jargon. No misspelled words are present (max: 20).
 
————-/ 20
Writing is generally clear but unnecessary words are used. Sentence structure is repetitive in some areas. Paper contains 2-5 grammatical errors per page (max: 15).
 
————-/ 15
It’s difficult to decipher what the writer is trying to express. Writing is convoluted at times. Paper contains numerous grammatical errors per page: misspelled words, incorrect grammar, and improper punctuation (max: 10).
 
————-/ 10
Currency of Sources All research articles are recent (<6 years), relevant, and from nursing journals (or authors). The literature review is comprised of only research articles that are primary sources (max: 20).
 
 
 
————-/ 20
Recent sources with questionable relevance to topic. The literature review is comprised of only research articles that are primary sources. But not all of the research articles are from nursing journals (max: 15).
 
————/ 15
Recent sources with questionable relevance to topic.  The literature review is comprised of primary and secondary sources (max: 10).
 
 
 
 
————-/ 10
Sources are not recent or relevant to topic.  The literature review is comprised of primarily secondary sources (max: 5).
 
 
 
 
 
————-/ 5

 
 
Appendix E: Grading Criteria for EBP POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
Each student will be required to prepare and present power point based on Formal Paper.
 

Focus Grading Criteria Points Possible Points Earned
Presentation Style The presentation is well organized and well written
Information is presented with a logical flow of thoughts.
Visual aids are clear, appealing, and enhance the content. All text is clear and readable. Font size and color support reading and understanding.
Incorporated appropriate terminology for the audience.
Information is presented clearly and accurately
Presenter is well poised and articulation is clear (e.g. proper volume, steady rate, enthusiasm, confidence). The student demonstrates command of the subject. The student’s presentation manner is professional
20  
Research
Content
The topic is clearly defined and the body or research presented is of sufficient depth to support the research question.
The topic of the presentation represents excellent scholarship and/or relates directly to the nursing profession. Conclusions are drawn to support continuing research.
Selected relevant, valuable research articles were utilized.
Made an appropriate recommendation based on critical analysis of the studies cited.
30  
Use of Research Articles References are presented using APA format
Presentation cites 5 or more appropriate and primary research articles.
All sources are cited on the reference slide and throughout the presentation.
30  
Technique and Format The presenter uses correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, and grammar.
References are provided in APA format where appropriate.
Discussion used language free of bias, jargon, or other APA-prohibited words.
20  
Total 100  

 
 
 
 

  Rating
Presentation is well organized and written with a logical flow of thoughts  
Visual aids are clear & appealing  
All text is clear and readable.  Font size and color support reading and understanding  
Stayed within the allotted time frame  
The student demonstrated command of the subject  
The student’s presentation manner is professional  
Answered questions in an articulate manner  
The topic is clearly defined and the body or research presented is of sufficient depth to support the research question.  
The topic of the presentation relates directly to the nursing profession  
Conclusions are appropriate to support continuing research  
Made an appropriate recommendation based on critical analysis of the studies cited  
Presentation cites 4-5 or more appropriate research articles  
The presenter uses correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar  
References are provided in APA format where appropriate  
Provided opportunity for questions & discussion  

 

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