Course Project: Part 2—Literature Review

 

 

Course Project: Part 2—Literature Review
This is a continuation of the Course Project presented in Week 2. Before you begin, review the Course Project Overview document located in the Week 2

Resources area.
The literature review is a critical piece in the research process because it helps a researcher determine what is currently known about a topic and

identify gaps or further questions. Conducting a thorough literature review can be a time-consuming process, but the effort helps establish the foundation

for everything that will follow. For this part of your Course Project, you will conduct a brief literature review to find information on the question you

developed in Week 2. This will provide you with experience in searching databases and identifying applicable resources.
To prepare:
• Review the information in Chapter 5 of the course text, focusing on the steps for conducting a literature review and for compiling your findings.
• Using the question you selected in your Week 2 Project (Part 1 of the Course Project), locate 5 or more full-text research articles that are

relevant to your PICOT question. Include at least 1 systematic review and 1 integrative review if possible. Use the search tools and techniques mentioned

in your readings this week to enhance the comprehensiveness and objectivity of your review. You may gather these articles from any appropriate source, but

make sure at least 3 of these articles are available as full-text versions through Walden Library’s databases.
• Read through the articles carefully. Eliminate studies that are not appropriate and add others to your list as needed. Although you may include

more, you are expected to include a minimum of five articles. Complete a literature review summary table using the Literature Review Summary Table Template

located in this week’s Learning Resources.
• Prepare to summarize and synthesize the literature using the information on writing a literature review found in Chapter 5 of the course text.
To complete:
Write a 3- to 4-page literature review that includes the following:
• A synthesis of what the studies reveal about the current state of knowledge on the question that you developed
o Point out inconsistencies and contradictions in the literature and offer possible explanations for inconsistencies.
• Preliminary conclusions on whether the evidence provides strong support for a change in practice or whether further research is needed to

adequately address your inquiry
• Your literature review summary table with all references formatted in correct APA style
Note: Certain aspects of conducting a standard review of literature have not yet been covered in this course. Therefore, while you are invited to

critically examine any aspect of the studies (e.g., a study’s design, appropriateness of the theoretic framework, data sampling methods), your conclusion

should be considered preliminary. Bear in mind that five studies are typically not enough to reflect the full range of knowledge on a particular question

and you are not expected to be familiar enough with research methodology to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of all aspects of the studies.

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Name: NURS_5052_Weeks_2+5+7+10_Assignment_and_Project_Rubric
Description: NURS 6052 Weeks 2, 5, 7, 10 Assignment and Project Rubric

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Outstanding Performance Excellent Performance Competent Performance Proficient Performance Room for Improvement
QUALITY OF WORK SUBMITTED –
1. The extent to which work meets the assigned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking (0-30 Points) 30 (30%) – 30 (30%)
Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment

topics 25 (25%) – 29 (29%)
Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment

topics 20 (20%) – 24 (24%)
Assignment meets expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 50% containing good breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics. 16

(16%) – 19 (19%)
Assignment meets most of the expectations. One required topic is either not addressed or inadequately addressed. 0 (0%) – 15 (15%)
Assignment superficially meets some of the expectations. Two or more required topics are either not addressed or inadequately addressed.
QUALITY OF WORK SUBMITTED: Purpose of the paper is clear (0-5 Points) 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria. 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria. 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Purpose of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive. 1 (1%) – 3 (3%)
Purpose of the assignment is vague. 0 (0%) – 0 (0%)
No purpose statement was provided.
ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS
The extent to which the work reflects the student’s ability to-
1. Understand and interpret the assignment’s key concepts (0-10 Points) 10 (10%) – 10 (10%)
Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts. 9 (9%) – 9 (9%)
Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts. 8 (8%) – 8 (8%)
Demonstrates a clear understanding of key concepts. 5 (5%) – 7 (7%)
Shows some degree of understanding of key concepts. 0 (0%) – 4 (4%)
Shows a lack of understanding of key concepts, deviates from topics.
ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS 2. Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside

resources (0-20 Points) 20 (20%) – 20 (20%)
Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 3-4 course resources to

support point of view. 15 (15%) – 19 (19%)
Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 3-4 course resources to

support point of view. 10 (10%) – 14 (14%)
Integrates specific information from 1 credible outside resource and 3 to 4 course resources to support major points and point of view. 3 (3%) – 9 (9%)
Minimally includes and integrates specific information from 2-3 resources to support major points and point of view. 0 (0%) – 2 (2%)
Includes and integrates specific information from 0 to 1 resource to support major points and point of view.
ASSIMILATION AND SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS 3. Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e.

video, required readings, and textbook) by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections. (0-20 Points)

20 (20%) – 20 (20%)
Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to

the field of advanced nursing practice. 18 (18%) – 19 (19%)
Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to

the field of advanced nursing practice. 16 (16%) – 17 (17%)
Summarizes information gleaned from sources to support major points, but does not synthesize. 14 (14%) – 15 (15%)
Identifies but does not interpret or apply concepts, and/or strategies correctly; ideas unclear and/or underdeveloped. 0 (0%) – 13 (13%)
Rarely or does not interpret, apply, and synthesize concepts, and/or strategies.
WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 1. Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and

demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance. (0-5

Points) 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards. 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards. 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards 80% of the time. 3 (3%) – 3 (3%)
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards 70% of the time. 0 (0%) – 2 (2%)
Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards < 70% of the time.
WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 2. English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation (0-5 Points) 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors. 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors. 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 3 (3%) – 3 (3%)
Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. 3 0 (0%) – 2 (2%)
Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding.
WRITTEN EXPRESSION AND FORMATTING 3. The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers,

running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list (0-5 Points) 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct APA format with no errors. 5 (5%) – 5 (5%)
Uses correct APA format with no errors. 4 (4%) – 4 (4%)
Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors. 3 (3%) – 3 (3%)
Contains several (3-4) APA format errors. 0 (0%) – 2 (2%)
Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors.
Total Points: 100

 

 

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