Assignment: Evidence-Based Project, Part 4: Critical Appraisal of Research

  

Assignment: Evidence-Based Project, Part 4: Critical Appraisal of Research

Realtors rely on detailed property appraisals—conducted using appraisal tools—to assign market values to houses and other properties. These values are then presented to buyers and sellers to set prices and initiate offers.

Research appraisal is not that different. The critical appraisal process utilizes formal appraisal tools to assess the results of research to determine value to the context at hand. Evidence-based practitioners often present these findings to make the case for specific courses of action.

In this Assignment, you will use an appraisal tool to conduct a critical appraisal of published research. You will then present the results of your efforts.

To Prepare:

· Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and the four systematic reviews (or other filtered high- level evidence) you selected in Module 3.

· Reflect on the four peer-reviewed articles you selected in Module 2 and analyzed in Module 3.

· Review and download the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template provided in the Resources.

The Assignment (Evidence-Based Project)

Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research

Conduct a critical appraisal of the four peer-reviewed articles you selected by completing the Evaluation Table within the Critical Appraisal Tool Worksheet Template. Choose a total of four peer- reviewed articles that you selected related to your clinical topic of interest in Module 2 and Module 3.

Note: You can choose any combination of articles from Modules 2 and 3 for your Critical Appraisal. For example, you may choose two unfiltered research articles from Module 2 and two filtered research articles (systematic reviews) from Module 3 or one article from Module 2 and three articles from Module 3. You can choose any combination of articles from the prior Module Assignments as long as both modules and types of studies are represented.

Part 4B: Critical Appraisal of Research

Based on your appraisal, in a 1-2-page critical appraisal, suggest a best practice that emerges from the research you reviewed. Briefly explain the best practice, justifying your proposal with APA citations of the research.

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Part 4A: Critical Appraisal of Research
 

Conduct a critical appraisal of the four peer-reviewed   articles you selected and analyzed by completing the Critical Appraisal Tool   Worksheet Template. Be sure to include:
 

·   An Evaluation Table

45 (45%) – 50 (50%)

The critical   appraisal accurately and clearly provides a detailed evaluation table. The   responses provide a detailed, specific, and accurate evaluation of each of   the peer-reviewed articles selected.

40 (40%) – 44 (44%)

The critical   appraisal accurately provides an evaluation table. The responses provide an   accurate evaluation of each of the peer-reviewed articles selected with some   specificity.

35 (35%) – 39 (39%)

The critical   appraisal provides an evaluation table that is inaccurate or vague. The   responses provide an inaccurate or vague evaluation of each of the   peer-reviewed articles selected.

0 (0%) – 34 (34%)

The critical   appraisal provides an evaluation table that is inaccurate and vague or is   missing.

 

Part 4B: Evidence-Based Best Practices
 

Based on your appraisal, suggest a best practice that emerges   from the research you reviewed. Briefly explain the best practice, justifying   your proposal with APA citations of the research.

32 (32%) – 35 (35%)

The responses   accurately and clearly suggest a detailed best practice that is fully aligned   to the research reviewed.
 

  The responses accurately and clearly explain in detail the best practice,   with sufficient justification of why this represents a best practice in the   field. The responses provide a complete, detailed, and specific synthesis of two   outside resources reviewed on the best practice explained. The response fully   integrates at least two outside resources and two or three course-specific   resources that fully support the responses provided.
 

  Accurate, complete, and full APA citations are provided for the research   reviewed.

28 (28%) – 31 (31%)

The responses   accurately suggest a best practice that is adequately aligned to the research   reviewed.
 

  The responses accurately explain the best practice, with adequately   justification of why this represents a best practice in the field. The   responses provide an accurate synthesis of at least one outside resource   reviewed on the best practice explained. The response integrates at least one   outside resource and two or three course-specific resources that may support   the responses provided.
 

  Accurate and complete APA citations are provided for the research reviewed.

25 (25%) – 27 (27%)

The responses   inaccurately or vaguely suggest a best practice that may be aligned to the   research reviewed.
 

  The responses inaccurately or vaguely explain the best practice, with   inaccurate or vague justification for why this represents a best practice in   the field. The responses provide a vague or inaccurate synthesis of outside   resources reviewed on the best practice explained. The response minimally   integrates resources that may support the responses provided.
 

  Inaccurate and incomplete APA citations are provided for the research   reviewed.

0 (0%) – 24 (24%)

The responses   inaccurately and vaguely suggest a best practice that may be aligned to the   research reviewed or are missing.
 

  The responses inaccurately and vaguely explain the best practice, with   inaccurate and vague justification for why this represents a best practice in   the field, or are missing. A vague and inaccurate synthesis of no outside   resources reviewed on the best practice explained is provided or is missing.   The response fails to integrate any resources to support the responses   provided.
 

  Inaccurate and incomplete APA citations are provided for the research   reviewed or is missing.

 

Written Expression and Formatting—Paragraph Development and   Organization:
 

Paragraphs make clear points that support well-developed   ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are   carefully focused—neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.   A clear and comprehensive purpose statement and introduction is provided   which delineates all required criteria.

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Paragraphs and   sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity.
 

  A clear and comprehensive purpose statement, introduction, and conclusion is   provided which delineates all required criteria.

4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Paragraphs and   sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 80% of   the time.
 

  Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is stated yet is   brief and not descriptive.

3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)

Paragraphs and   sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity 60–79%   of the time.
 

  Purpose, introduction, and conclusion of the assignment is vague or off   topic.

0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

Paragraphs and   sentences follow writing standards for flow, continuity, and clarity less   than 60% of the time.
 

  No purpose statement, introduction, or conclusion was provided.

 

Written Expression and Formatting—English Writing Standards:
 

Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation.

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Uses correct   grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors.

4 (4%) – 4 (4%)

Contains a few (one   or two) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%)

Contains several   (three or four) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

0 (0%) – 3 (3%)

Contains many (five   or more) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the   reader’s understanding.

 

Written Expression and Formatting—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.

5 (5%) – 5 (5%)

Uses correct APA   format with no errors.