ANALYZING PUBLISHED RESEARCH

ANALYZING PUBLISHED RESEARCH

 Analyzing Published ResearchCriteriaRatingsPts

Problem

30 to >27 pts
Includes  all elements in a manner that is clearly understood. • Problem  description provides focus of the group’s work. • Significance of the  problem is clearly stated and supported by current evidence. • Purpose  of paper is clearly stated.


27 to >25 pts
Missing  only one element OR One element is not presented clearly • Problem  description provides focus of the group’s work. • Significance of the  problem is clearly stated and supported by current evidence. • Purpose  of paper is clearly stated.


25 to >22 pts
Missing  two elements OR One element is not presented clearly • Problem  description provides focus of the group’s work. • Significance of the  problem is clearly stated and supported by current evidence. • Purpose  of paper is clearly stated.


22 to >0 pts
Missing  two or more elements AND/OR One or more elements are not presented  clearly • Problem description provides focus of the group’s work. •  Significance of the problem is clearly stated and supported by current  evidence. • Purpose of paper is clearly stated.

/ 30 pts

Description of Findings: Summary

60 to >55 pts
Summary omits no more than one required item from the Evidence Matrix Table.


55 to >50 pts
Summary omits two or three required items from the Evidence Matrix Table.


50 to >45 pts
Summary omits four required items from the Evidence Matrix Table.


45 to >0 pts
Summary omits five or more required items from the Evidence Matrix Table.

/ 60 pts

Description of Findings: Description

60 to >55 pts
Description  includes ALL elements. • 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 “the  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.


55 to >50 pts
Description  missing no more than one element. • 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 “the  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.


50 to >45 pts
Description  missing no more than two elements. • 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 “the  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.


45 to >0 pts
Description  missing three or more elements. • 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 “the  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.

/ 60 pts

Description of Findings: Conclusion

20 to >17 pts
Summary  paragraph includes ALL major findings from article. • Independently  extracts complex data from a variety of quantitative sources, presents  those data in summary form, makes appropriate connections and inferences  consistent with the data, and relates them to a larger context. •  Recognizes points of view and value assumptions in formulating  interpretation of data collected and articulates the point of view in a  given situation. • Identifies misrepresentations in the presentation of  quantitative data and the logical and empirical fallacies in inferences  drawn from data.


17 to >15 pts
Summary  paragraph omits ONE major finding from article. • Independently  extracts complex data from a variety of quantitative sources, presents  those data in summary form, makes appropriate connections and inferences  consistent with the data, and relates them to a larger context. •  Recognizes points of view and value assumptions in formulating  interpretation of data collected and articulates the point of view in a  given situation. • Identifies misrepresentations in the presentation of  quantitative data and the logical and empirical fallacies in inferences  drawn from data.


15 to >12 pts
Summary  paragraph omits TWO major findings from article. • Independently  extracts complex data from a variety of quantitative sources, presents  those data in summary form, makes appropriate connections and inferences  consistent with the data, and relates them to a larger context. •  Recognizes points of view and value assumptions in formulating  interpretation of data collected and articulates the point of view in a  given situation. • Identifies misrepresentations in the presentation of  quantitative data and the logical and empirical fallacies in inferences  drawn from data.


12 to >0 pts
Summary  paragraph omits THREE or MORE major findings from article. •  Independently extracts complex data from a variety of quantitative  sources, presents those data in summary form, makes appropriate  connections and inferences consistent with the data, and relates them to  a larger context. • Recognizes points of view and value assumptions in  formulating interpretation of data collected and articulates the point  of view in a given situation. • Identifies misrepresentations in the  presentation of quantitative data and the logical and empirical  fallacies in

/ 20 pts

Grammar, Spelling, Mechanics, and APA Format

30 to >27 pts
•  Length is three full pages. • Used appropriate APA format and is free  of errors. • Includes ALL headings and subheadings as instructed. •  Grammar, spelling, and mechanics are free of errors.


27 to >25 pts
•  Length is no more than one quarter page under or over. • Used  appropriate APA format, with one type of error. • Includes ALL headings  and subheadings as instructed. • Grammar, spelling, and mechanics have  one type of error.


25 to >22 pts
•  Length is no more than one half page under or over. • Used appropriate  APA format, with two types of errors. • Includes ALL headings and  subheadings as instructed. • Grammar, spelling, and mechanics have two  types of errors.


22 to >0 pts
•  Length is three quarters of a page or more under or over. • Attempts  made to use APA format; three or more types of errors are present. •  Includes ALL headings and subheadings as instructed. • Grammar,  spelling, and mechanics have three or more types of errors.

/ 30 ptsTotal Points: 0