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Module 5: Assignment

This is a professional paper in which headings, full sentences, paragraphs, correct grammar and punctuation, and correct citation of sources are required. THEORY EVALUATION:

Include a discussion of whether/how the theory appears to be accurate/valid (based on empirical testing of the theory as discussed above). Discuss the generalizability of the theory. Summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the theory. Discuss whether/how the theory is congruent with current nursing standards and current nursing interventions or therapeutics. Explain whether/how the theory is relevant socially and cross-culturally. Describe how the theory might contribute to the discipline of nursing. STYLE & FORMAT:

The paper will be written using APA standards. The paper will include a title page (using specified format), 2-3 pages of text, and a reference list. It will be double-spaced, written in 12-point Times New Roman font, and have 1-inch margins. Professional and orderly presentation of ideas (precision, clarity, format, headings, grammar, spelling, & punctuation) with appropriate citation of sources in text and reference list is required. Up to 0.5 points will be deducted for each type of grammar, spelling, punctuation, or format error. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Secondary sources such as, textbooks, literature reviews, systematic reviews, dissertations and concept analyses are NOT to be used.

Only primary sources and empirical research articles are to be used for this assignment.

Submit as a Word document.

Rubric

Module 5 Theoretical Evaluation Module 5 Theoretical Evaluation

CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Brief discussion of whether/how the theory appears to be accurate/valid (based on empirical testing of theory) (15 pts)

15 pts Clear, correct discussion and support from the literature (15 pts)

10 pts Correct, limited discussion and support from the literature (10 pts)

7.5 pts Stated without discussion or support from literature (7.5 pts)

5 pts Incorrect discussion OR summarizes discussions from research articles or text (5 pts)

0 pts No discussion of accuracy/validity (0 pts)

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Brief discussion of generalizability of the theory (15 pts)

15 pts Clear, correct discussion and support from the literature (15 pts)

10 pts Correct, limited discussion and support from the literature (10 pts)

7.5 pts Stated without discussion or support from literature (7.5 pts)

5 pts Incorrect discussion OR summarizes discussions from research articles or text (5 pts)

0 pts No discussion (0 pts)

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Summary of strengths and weaknesses of the theory; with a minimum of 2 each (15 pts)

15 pts Clear, correct discussion and support from the literature (15 pts)

10 pts Correct, limited summary and support from the literature (10 pts)

7.5 pts Stated without summary or support from literature (7.5 pts)

5 pts Incorrect identification OR summarizes discussions from research articles or text OR one strength and one weakness identified (5 pts)

0 pts No discussion (0 pts)

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Brief discussion of whether/how the theory is congruent with current nursing standards and current nursing interventions or therapeutics (15 pts)

15 pts Clear, correct discussion and support from the literature (15 pts)

10 pts Correct, limited discussion and support from the literature (10 pts)

7.5 pts Stated without discussion or support from literature (7.5 pts)

5 pts Incorrect discussion OR summarizes discussions from research articles or text (5 pts)

0 pts No discussion (0 pts)

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Brief explanation of whether/how the theory is relevant socially and cross-culturally (15 pts)

15 pts Clear, correct explanation and support from the literature (15 pts)

10 pts Correct, limited explanation and support from the literature (10 pts)

7.5 pts Stated without explanation or support from literature (7.5 pts)

5 pts Incorrect explanation OR summarizes discussions from research articles or text (5 pts)

0 pts No explanation (0 pts)

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Brief description of how the theory might contribute to the discipline of nursing (15 pts)

15 pts Clear, correct description and support from the literature (15 pts)

10 pts Correct, limited description and support from the literature (10 pts)

7.5 pts Stated without discussion or support from literature (7.5 pts)

5 pts Incorrect description OR summarizes discussions from research articles or text (5 pts)

0 pts No description (0 pts)

15 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome APA Style & Format (10 pts) Style includes: Professional and orderly presentation of ideas (precision and clarity). Grammar, spelling and punctuation. Minimal use of direct quotes (1-2 max.) Format includes: Proper use of title page (using specified format), spacing, font, margins, and headings. Appropriate citation of sources in text and reference list. A minimum of 2 references are required. Up to 0.5 points will be deducted for each type of grammar, spelling, punctuation, or format error. Up to two points will be deducted for poor headings /insufficient headings/formatting

10 pts 0-2 types of errors (9-10 pts)

8 pts 3-4 types of errors (8 pts)

7 pts 5-6 types of errors (7 pts)

6 pts 7-8 types of errors (6 pts)

0 pts > 8 types of errors (5 or less pts)

10 pts

  
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