Critique of Systematic Research Review (SRR)
Guidelineswith Scoring Rubric
Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to provide students with practice in identifying, reading, and critiquing systematic research reviews related to nursing. A systematic review is defined as “A summary of evidence, typically conducted by an expert or expert panel on a particular topic, that uses a rigorous process (to minimize bias) for identifying, appraising, and synthesizing studies to answer a specific clinical question and draw conclusions about the data gathered (Melnyk&Fineout-Overholt,2011, p.582).

Course Outcomes
Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to
(CO 3) Synthesize for dissemination the research findings from nursing and related disciplines. (PO 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11)

(CO 4) Compare and critique quantitative and qualitative designs and methodologies for research studies. (PO 4, 7, 9, 11)

Due Date: Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5
Total Points Possible:175 Points
REQUIREMENTS:
1. Describe the relevance of the nursing research problem addressed in a SRR to practice. (CO 3, 6)
2. Critique the levels of evidence of the studies used in the SRR, specifically the designs of the studies included. (CO 6)
3. Critique the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. (CO 6)
4. Describe the overall findings of the studies, as summarized in the SRR. (CO 3, 6)
5. Critique the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for your current practice and future research. (CO 3, 6)
6. Utilize the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews to locate a true SRR for this assignment.
7. Paper length should be between 4-6 pages.
PREPARING THE PAPER
Consult your faculty member if you are uncertain about whether your article is a true SRR. If it is not, your grade will be affected because you will not be able to address all of the above objectives.

Important: Submit a copy of the systematic research review that you are critiquing as a separate document before submitting your paper.This will help Turnitin from returning a high similarity percentage on your written work. Remember to keep Turnitin similarity to 20% or less or you will be deducted points on APA.

References

Melnyk, B.M., &Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-based practice in nursing &healthcare (2nded.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams,& Wilkins.

TURNITIN®
This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin.You learned about Turnitin in your NR500 course, so you should be familiar with how to access it. Additionally, you will find an instructional announcement about Turnitin® in the course and in the Student Handbook.

Category Points % Description
Describes the relevance of the research problem addressed in the SRR to practice. 25 14.28 Fully describes the relevance of the research problem
Critiques the research rigor of the studies used in the SRR (see lesson’s levels of evidence). 25 14.28 Fully critiques the rigor of the studies used in the SRR
Critiques the levels of evidence, specifically the designs of the studies included in the SRR. 25 14.28 Fully critiques the levels of evidence of the studies included in the SRR
Critiques the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. 25 14.28 Fully describes the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued
Describes the overall findings of the studies, as summarized in the SRR. 25 14.28 Fully describes the overall findings of the studies summarized in the SRR
Critiques the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for your current practice and future research 25 14.28 Critiques the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for current practice and future research
Grammar, punctuation, and spelling reflect format written work. 10 5.71 Grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with rules for formal written work.
APA formatting 10 5.71 APA formatting is correct
Submit a copy of the systematic research article you are critiquing. 5 2.85 Submits a copy or pdf of the systematic research article that you are critiquing
175 100%
A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

GRADING RUBRIC
Assignment Criteria Exceptional
(100%)
Outstanding or highest level of performance Exceeds
(88%)
Very good or high level of performance Meets
(80%)
Competent or satisfactory level of performance Needs Improvement
(38%)
Poor or failing level of performance Developing
(0)
Unsatisfactory level of performance
ContentPossible Points = 125 Points

Describes the relevance of the research problem addressed in the SRR to practice.
25Points 22Points 20Points 10 Points 0 Points
Fully describes the relevance of the research problem.
Describes the research problem without exploring its relevance.
The research problem and its relevance are unclear. Does not describe the relevance of the research problem or describes the relevance very briefly.
Not attempted.
Critiques the research rigor of the studies used in the SRR (see lesson’s levels of evidence). 25Points 22Points 20Points 10 Points 0 Points
Fully critiques the rigor and levels of evidence of the studies used in the SRR. Partially critiques the rigor and levels of evidence of the studies used in the SRR. States the rigor and levels of evidence ofthe studies used in the SRR but provides no critique. Does not critique the rigor or levels of evidence of the studies used in the SRR, or critique is very brief.

Not attempted.
Critiques the levels of evidence specifically the designs of the studies included in the SRR 25Points 22Points 20Points 10 Points 0 Points
Fully critiques the levels of evidence of the studies used in the SRR.
Partially critiques the levels of evidence of the studies used in the SRR.
States the levels of evidence of the studies used in the SRR but critique is very brief.
States the levels of evidence of the studies used in the SRR but no critique. Not attempted.
Critiques the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. 25Points 22Points 20Points 10 Points 0 Points
Fully describes the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. Partially describes the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. Barely describes the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. Does not describe the clarity with which the studies are presented and critiqued. Not attempted.
Describes the overall findings of the studies, as summarized in the SRR. 25Points 22Points 20Points 10 Points 0 Points
Fully describes the overall findings of the studies summarized in the SRR. Partially describes the overall findings of the studies summarized in the SRR. Barely describes the overall findings of the studies summarized in the SRR. Does not describe the overall findings of the studies summarized in the SRR.
Not attempted.
Critiques the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for your current practice and future research. 25Points 22Points 20Points 10 Points 0 Points
Critiques the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for current practice and future research.
Critiques most of the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for current practice and future research.
Barely critiques the conclusions of the SRR or only examined implications for current practice orfuture research.
Does not critique the conclusions of the SRR, with implications for current practice or future research Not attempted.

Content Subtotal______/150 points
Format Possible Points = 25 Points
Uses appropriate grammar, syntax, and spelling. 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
No errors in grammar, syntax, or spelling
1-2 errors in grammar, syntax, or spelling
3-4 errors in grammar, syntax, or spelling
5 or more errors in grammar, syntax, or spelling

APA 6th edition 10 Points 9 Points 8 Points 4 Points 0 Points
No APA 6th edition errors
1-2 APA 6th edition errors
3-4 APA 6th edition errors
5 APA 6th edition errors
6 or more APA 6th edition errorsORTurnitin similarity percentage on student written work is higher than 20%.
Submit a copy of the systematic research article you are critiquing. 5 Points 0 Points
Submits a copy of the systematic research review
Does not submit a copy of the systematic research review
Format Subtotal_____/25 points
Total Points_____/175 points