ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE NURSING DEPARTMENT NU 620 ADVANCED STATISTICS IN NURSING RESEARCH

ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE

NURSING DEPARTMENT

NU 620 ADVANCED STATISTICS IN NURSING RESEARCH

Assignment: Critique of Research Study

Purpose:

The purpose of this assignment is for the student to:

Demonstrate their ability to perform a comprehensive statistical research critique

Demonstrate their ability to identify key principles of statistical inference

Demonstrate their ability to document a critique in an organized and professional manner

Instructions:

Student will conduct a literature search and identify a recent research article from a peer-reviewed journal that addresses an area of interest to the student

Student must review chosen article with professor for approval

Assignment is to be typed and presented in APA format with a cover sheet that includes the student’s name and assignment #

Student will complete and document a comprehensive statistical research critique utilizing the general guidelines as outlined in the grading guideline

Assignment: Critique of Research Study Grading Criteria

_____ Research question, purpose and/or hypothesis (5pts)

_____ Variables and measurement levels of variables (10 pts)

_____ Research design (2 pts)

_____ Ethics (5 pts)

_____ Measurement tools used and validity/reliability of those tools (5 pts)

_____ Identification and critique of descriptive statistics (10 pts)

_____ Identification and critique of inferential statistics (10 pts)

_____ Identification and critique of rationale for use of statistical tests (10 pts)

_____ Assumptions, interpretation, and limitations of statistical techniques utilized (5 pts)

_____ Description and critique of results and conclusions (10 pts)

_____ Description and critique of tables utilized in study (3 pts)

_____ Description and critique of researcher’s presentation and writing style (5 pts)

_____ Implications for practice or scholarly inquiry (10 pts)

_____ Overall (10 pts)

(APA, grammar/spelling, organization, preparation, clarity, synthesis of study &

presentation)