Research Critique PaperThe purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate your ability to evaluate one quantitative or qualitative nursing research article of interest from any refereed nursing journal.

Article Critique Rubric NUR3165 – Nursing Research Page 1 of 2 CRITERIA OUTSTANDING ACCEPTABLE UNACCEPTABLE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE, JOURNAL INFORMATION & COPY OF THE ARTICLE 10 points The title of the paper guides the reader to the topic of the critique. A copy of the article is provided. 5 points The title of the paper is ambiguous to the topic of the critique. A copy of the article is provided. 0 points The title does not represent the topic, copy of the article is not present. SHORT SUMMARY OF THE ARTICLE 10 points The article is clearly but succinctly summarized - only the key points of the article are touched upon. The article summary takes up no more than one third of the total assignment. 5 points The article is clearly summarized, but some sub points are addressed along with main points. The summary is not succinct. Often the summary takes up more than 1/3 of the total assignment. 0 points The a rticle summary is unclear or overly detailed. Often well over half of the assignment is taken up by the summary. ANALYSIS OF THE ARTICLE 20 points Streng ths an d weaknesses that are central to the article are addressed. The discussion of strengths and weaknesses take up the majority of the assignment. 10 points Streng ths an d weaknesses that are peripheral to the article are addressed. The discussion of strengths and weaknesses take up the majority of the assignment. 5 points Streng ths an d weaknesses that are addressed peripherally, weakly or not at all. The discussion of strengths and weaknesses take up only a small part of the assignment. DISCUSSION OF THE RESULTS 20 points Student can correctly identify sections and explain how results and conclusions are accurate and justifiable. Student goes further by identifying similar research to compare and contrast the article. 10 points Student can correctly identify sections and explain how results and conclusions are accurate and justifiable . 5 points Not able to correctly identify sections or explain whether results and discussion are accurate and justifiable. Article Critique Rubric NUR3165 – Nursing Research Page 2 of 2 CRITERIA Outstanding Acceptable Unacceptable OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF THE ARTICLE 10 points Demonstrates thorough understanding of the article by listing all key findings and reflecting upon their implications . 5 points Demonstrates some understanding of the article by listing some of the key findings…but documentation is lacking in completeness . 0 points Demonstrates little understanding of the article with few or no key findings reported . FOLLOWS APA FORMAT. USES INTEXT CITATION AND APPROPRIATE REFERENCES 10 points Follows APA format is followed throughout the paper, uses intext citation, and references . 5 points Follows APA format has int ext citation but are incorrect. 0 points Does not follow APA format throughout activity. Does not have reference or use in -text citations .