Systematic Literature Review Meta-Analysis with PRISMA

Rubric for Evaluating the Research Article (Group project)
x For systematic review article, use the template in BB under “Templates”.
Total Score=44
CATEGORY
Excellent=4 Good=3 Acceptable
=2
Poor=1 N/
A
Scor
e
1-Overall Writing Skill
RULE: Be aware of composition skills including
writing clearly, easy to read and avoid long
paragraphs. Keep related ideas and information,
clauses and phrases, together. Be aware of
writing mechanics including spelling and
punctuations. Use sentences effectively to
accomplish the goal of the report
Completely follows
RULES for writing
composition;
articulation skills; and
writing mechanics.
Minor flows
in articulation
and sentence
style. Shows
competence
in the use of
writing
mechanics.
Sufficient
use of
diction and
syntax.
Minimally
follows the
writing
RULES.
2- Organization
RULE: Use appropriate headings and
subheadings. Use appropriate/effective
transitions. Use effective sequence of
ideas/information.
Headings and
subheadings are used
to indicate logical flow
of ideas. Transition and
sequence of ideas are
appropriate and
effective.
Minor flows
in use of
heading and
subheading.
Average
use of
“Organizatio
n” RULE.
Often
contains
illogical
shifts and
poor flow
of ideas.
3- Introduction/Background
RULE: Present clear statement demonstrating
that the focus of the study is on a significant
problem that is worthy of study. Present a well
articulated summary of research literature that
substantiate the study with reference.
Complete presentation
of significance of the
problem and
articulation of the
existing literature on
the topic.
Above the
average
presentation
of
significance
of the
problem and
articulation of
the existing
literature on
the topic.
Sufficient
use of
literature to
support
study focus.
Student is
not well
informed
about the
state of
literature
on the
problem.
4- Objective/s
RULE: Clearly state overall goal of the study,
objective/specific aim/s and tied them to the
research hypotheses, if applicable.
Overall goal of the
study is well presented
along with
subheadings for
objectives/aims/hypoth
esis.
Well
presentation
of study
aims/objectiv
es, and
hypothesis, if
applicable.
Present, but
buried at
end of the
“Introduction
” or
“Backgroun
d.
Vague
presentati
on of
study
objectives
/aims and
hypothesi
s.
5- Methods
RULE: Tell reader about the study design,
sampling, recruitment, site/s, inclusion, exclusion
criteria, and main variables relevant to the
research objectives/aims and how they were
measured.
Completely follows
RULES. Presents
research design,
eligibility criteria,
overall number for the
sample, predictor,
outcome, and
confounding variables,
if applicable.
Above the
average
presentation
of RULES.
Sufficient
use of
RULES.
Too many
flows in
the
method
section.
6- Data Analysis Complete presentation
of statistical
procedures and
techniques to analyze
Above the
average
presentation
of RULES.
Sufficient
use of
RULES.
Lacks
presentati
on of data
analysis.
Construct a PICO research question
Design a Search Protocol, use PRISMA diagram and include in the paper
Must review a minimum of 15 articles, per systematic review all articles that meet criteria must be
included in the study per the search protocol
RULE: Describe statistical procedures and
techniques used to analyze and evaluate study
data.
and evaluate study
data.
7- Results
RULE: Provide study findings. Present these as
logically appropriate in text, tables, or figures; do
not repeat in the text what is demonstrated in a
table or figures.
Perfect presentation of
study findings within
logically appropriate
text, tables, or figures.
Above the
average
presentation
of study
findings.
Sufficient
use of
logically
appropriate
text to
explain
study
findings.
Vague
presentati
on of
study
findings.
8-
Discussion/Conclusion/Recommendation/Im
plication on nursing practice
RULE: Discuss study findings so that it reflect
objectives and hypothesis. Emphasizing new
and important aspects of the study’s
conclusions. Ensure that all conclusions are
justified by the results. Identify the implications of
the findings and their limitations. Compare the
implications and limitations of these findings with
those reported in other related studies.
Recommendations, if appropriate, may be
included.
Complete presentation
of discussion RULE.
Above the
average
presentation
of discussion
RULE.
Sufficient
presentation
of
discussion
RULE.
Vague
presentati
on of
discussion
RULE.
9- References: at least 15 articles reviewed
RULES: MUST USE ENDNOTE.
All articles must be primary sources,
NO SECONDARY SOURCES
Complete adherence to
reference RULES.
Appropriate
adherence to
reference
RULES.
Sufficient
adherence
of reference
RULES.
Poor
adherence
to
reference
RULES.
10- Table/s
RULES: Use appropriate title for each table.
Abbreviations may be used to simplify a table;
define all abbreviations in a single footnote.
Number tables consecutively in the order of their
first citation in the text. Identify statistical
measures of variation such as standard
deviation and standard error of the mean.
Complete adherence to
the RULES.
Appropriate
adherence to
the RULES.
Sufficient
adherence
of the
RULES.
Poor
adherence
to the
RULES.
11- Figure/s
RULES: Figures and its legend should be
sufficiently informative that the results can be
understood without reference to the text.
Complete adherence to
the RULES.
Appropriate
adherence to
the RULES.
Sufficient
adherence
of the
RULES.
Poor
adherence
to the
RULES

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