Critique of Systematic
Research Review (SRR)
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 &
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
1. Choose an SRR that pertains to your
practice setting.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.
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 (not including cover page and reference page(s).
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 permalink for the article that you are critiquing by placing it on
your reference page underneath your references. This will help TurnItIn from
returning a high similarity percentage on your written work. Remember to keep
TurnItIn similarity to 24% or less.
Melnyk, B.M., &
Fineout-Overholt, E. (2011). Evidence-based practice in nursing &healthcare
(2nded.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams,& Wilkins.
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.