Critiquing a quantitative research study

 

You will be writing a quantitative critique on one of the studies provided. You will critically appraise the study in a paper.

Choose One of the Following Quantitative Journal Articles:

  • da Silva João, A. L., & Saldanha Portelada, A. F. (2019). Mobbing and its Impact on interpersonal relationships at the workplace. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(13), 2797–2812.
  • Dokun-Mowete, C. A., Sharma, M., & Beatty, F. (2019). Using Multitheory Model to Predict Low-salt Intake Among Nigerian Adults Living with Hypertension. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 39(4), 245–255.
  • Kashyap, N., Krishnan, N., Kaur, S., & Ghai, S. (2019). Risk Factors of Cervical Cancer: A Case-Control Study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 6(3), 308–314.

Assignment Instructions

Read your selected journal article entirely.

Analyze the journal article and use the specific questions that are outlined in Gray, Grove, and Sutherland (2017) found on pages 445 through 449 to construct your analysis of your chosen qualitative research study.

These are the main headers of your paper:

  • Identifying the Steps of the Quantitative Research Process
  • Determination of Strengths and Weaknesses of Quantitative Studies
  • Evaluating a Quantitative Study

You have many questions to address in your assignment this week. They should be in complete sentences (i.e., bullet point responses are not acceptable).

APA format is required. Page length, excluding the title and references list, is between five and seven pages.

Grading Rubric:

 

Writing Assignment Rubric

Note: Scholarly resources are defined as evidence-based practice, peer-reviewed journals; textbook (do not rely solely on your textbook as a reference); and National Standard Guidelines. Review assignment instructions, as this will provide any additional requirements that are not specifically listed on the rubric.

Writing Assignment Rubric – 100 PointsCriteriaExemplary
Exceeds ExpectationsAdvanced
Meets ExpectationsIntermediate
Needs ImprovementNovice
InadequateTotal PointsContent of PaperThe writer demonstrates a well-articulated understanding of the subject matter in a clear, complex, and informative manner. The paper content and theories are well developed and linked to the paper requirements and practical experience. The paper includes relevant material that fulfills all objectives of the paper.

Cites five or more references, using at least two new scholarly resources that were not provided in the course materials.

All instruction requirements noted.

30 pointsThe writer demonstrates an understanding of the subject matter, and components of the paper are accurately represented with explanations and application of knowledge to include evidence-based practice, ethics, theory, and/or role. Course materials and scholarly resources support required concepts. The paper includes relevant material that fulfills all objectives of the paper.

Cites four references.

All instruction requirements noted.

26 pointsThe writer demonstrates a moderate understanding of the subject matter as evidenced by components of the paper being summarized with minimal application to evidence-based practice, theory, or role-development. Course content is present but missing depth and or development.

Cites three references.

Most instruction requirements are noted.

23 pointsAbsent application to evidence-based practice, theory, or role development. Use of course content is superficial.

Demonstrates incomplete understanding of content and/or inadequate preparation.

Content of paper is inaccurately portrayed or missing.

Cites two or fewer references.

Missing some instruction requirements.

20 points30Analysis and Synthesis of Paper Content and MeaningThrough critical analysis, the submitted paper provides an accurate, clear, concise, and complete presentation of the required content.

Information from scholarly resources is synthesized, providing new information or insight related to the context of the assignment by providing both supportive and alternative information or viewpoints.

All instruction requirements noted.

30 pointsPaper is complete, providing evidence of further synthesis of course content via scholarly resources.

Information is synthesized to help fulfill paper requirements. The content supports at least one viewpoint.

All instruction requirements noted.

26 pointsPaper lacks clarification or new information. Scholarly reference supports the content without adding any new information or insight. The paper’s content may be confusing or unclear, and the summary may be incomplete.

Most instruction requirements are noted.

23 pointsSubmission is primarily a summation of the assignment without further synthesis of course content or analysis of the scenario.

Demonstrates incomplete understanding of content and/or inadequate preparation.

Missing some instruction requirements.

Submits assignment late.

20 points30Application of KnowledgeThe summary of the paper provides information validated via scholarly resources that offer a multidisciplinary approach.

The student’s application in practice is accurate and plausible, and additional scholarly resource(s) supporting the application is provided.

All questions posed within the assignment are answered in a well-developed manner with citations for validation.

All instruction requirements noted.

30 pointsA summary of the paper’s content, findings, and knowledge gained from the assignment is presented.

Student indicates how the information will be used within their professional practice.

All instruction requirements noted.

26 pointsObjective criteria are not clearly used, allowing for a more superficial application of content between the assignment and the broader course content.

Student’s indication of how they will apply this new knowledge to their clinical practice is vague.

Most instruction requirements are noted.

23 pointsThe application of knowledge is significantly lacking.

Student’s indication of how they will apply this new knowledge to their clinical practice is not practical or feasible.

Demonstrates incomplete understanding of content and/or inadequate preparation.

Application of knowledge is incorrect and/or student fails to explain how the information will be used within their personal practice.

Missing several instruction requirements.

Submits assignment late.

20 points30OrganizationWell-organized content with a clear and complex purpose statement and content argument. Writing is concise with a logical flow of ideas.

5 pointsOrganized content with an informative purpose statement and supportive content and summary statement. Argument content is developed with minimal issues in content flow.

4 pointsPoor organization, and flow of ideas distract from content. Narrative is difficult to follow and frequently causes reader to reread work.

Purpose statement is noted.

3 pointsIllogical flow of ideas. Missing significant content. Prose rambles. Purpose statement is unclear or missing.

Demonstrates incomplete understanding of content and/or inadequate preparation.

No purpose statement.

Submits assignment late.

2 points5APA, Grammar, and SpellingCorrect APA formatting with no errors.

The writer correctly identifies reading audience, as demonstrated by appropriate language (avoids jargon and simplifies complex concepts appropriately).

Writing is concise, in active voice, and avoids awkward transitions and overuse of conjunctions.

There are no spelling, punctuation, or word-usage errors

5 pointsCorrect and consistent APA formatting of references and cites all references used. No more than two unique APA errors.

The writer demonstrates correct usage of formal English language in sentence construction. Variation in sentence structure and word usage promotes readability.

There are minimal to no grammar, punctuation, or word-usage errors.

4 pointsThree to four unique APA formatting errors.

The writer occasionally uses awkward sentence construction or overuses/inappropriately uses complex sentence structure. Problems with word usage (evidence of incorrect use of thesaurus) and punctuation persist, often causing some difficulties with grammar. Some words, transitional phrases, and conjunctions are overused.

Multiple grammar, punctuation, or word usage errors.

3 pointsFive or more unique formatting errors or no attempt to format in APA.

The writer demonstrates limited understanding of formal written language use; writing is colloquial (conforms to spoken language).

The writer struggles with limited vocabulary and has difficulty conveying meaning such that only the broadest, most general messages are presented.

Grammar and punctuation are consistently incorrect. Spelling errors are numerous.

Submits assignment late.

2 points5Total Points100 

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