Project #78654 - Research, Apprasial Guide

Appraisal Guide for Findings of a Quantitative Study

Appendix F & G (Brown pp. 419 – 421)

Appraisal: Up to 6 pages long, excluding Title page & Reference page

checklist

Introduction

Citation

* See APA Manual 6th edition

 

Synopsis

What was the purpose of the study? (research questions, purposes, hypotheses)

How was the sample size obtained?

What inclusion or exclusion criteria were used?

Who from the sample actually participated or contributed data? (demographic or clinical profile, and dropout rate)?

What methods were used to collect data? (Note: sequence, timing, types of data, measures)

Was an intervention tested? Yes___ No ___  If yes, answer the following questions:

  1. How was the sample size determined?
  2. Were patients randomly assigned to treatment groups?

What are the main findings?

 

Credibility

Is the study published in a source that required that it be peer reviewed?  Yes___ No ___ Not clear___

Was the design used appropriate to the research questions? Yes___ No ___

Did the data obtained and the analysis conducted answer the research questions? Yes___ No ___ Some but not others____

Were the measuring instruments reliable and valid? Yes___ No ___

Were important extraneous variables and bias controlled?

Was the study free of extraneous variables introduced by how, when, and where the study was done? Yes___ No ___

If an intervention was tested, answer the following 5 questions

1) Were participants randomly assigned to groups and were the two (or more) groups similar at the start (before the intervention)? Yes___ No ___ not clear

2) Were the interventions well defined and consistently delivered? Yes___ No ___

3) Were the groups treated equally other than the difference in the intervention? Yes___ No ___ not clear

4) If no difference was found, was the sample size large enough to find a difference if one existed? Yes___ No ___ Not sure___

5) If a difference was found, are you confident it was due to differences in the intervention and Yes___ No ___

Are the findings consistent with findings from other studies? Yes___ No ___ not clear

Are the findings CREDIBLE?  YES___  NO__

 

Clinical Significance

Note any difference in means, r2s, or measures of clinical effect (ABI, NNT, RR, OR)

Is the target population clearly described? Yes___ No ___

Is the frequency, association, or treatment effect impressive enough for you to be confident that the finding would make a clinical difference if used as the basis for care? Yes___ No ___

IS THE FINDING CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT?  YES___  NO__

 

Conclusion

Reference Page

Attached the article to the assignment

 

 

References

Publication Manuel of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). Washington, DC:

                American Psychological Association.

Brown, S.J. (2012).  Evidence-based nursing: The research-practice connection (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Appraisal Quantitative Study Rubric

 

(Brown, pp. 419-427)

 

ITEM

EXPECTATION

SOURCE

points

Title Page

See APA

APA Manual (2.01); running head, pagination

1

Introduction

 

Citation

 

Introduction engages reader and establishes the focus and scope of paper.

Citation according to APA

APA Manual (2.05)

(ATTACH your article as a separate doc).

2

Appraisal Guide ?s

Brown Appendix F

Subheadings for each question must be included

All components of the analysis are addressed in a substantive manner

 Depth of analysis reflects undergraduate-level critical thinking skills

 

Brown (2014), pp. 419-421

Synopsis (2)

Credibility (3)

Clinical Significance (2)

7

Conclusion

Conclusion addresses the overall value of performing in-depth appraisal of research articles

Overall summary

2

Reference Page & APA format

Written presentation style is consistent with that expected at the undergraduate-level

Grammar, punctuation and word usage are consistent with undergraduate-level expectations

APA format is used

APA Manual Ch. 6 (pp. 169 – 207)

3

Total Grade

 

APA Manual (8.03; pp. 228 – 230)

15

 

References

Brown, S.J. (2014).  Evidence-based nursing: The research-practice connection (3rd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

 

Publication Manuel of the American Psychological Association. (6th ed.). Washington,

                DC: American Psychological Association.

 

 

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