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Example: Task analytic rubric for a research article

  Criteria 5 points 3 points 1 point 0 point Total Points
1.  

Purpose of research

Clearly identified/Lit review precisely summarized

Understandable and brief. Only part of lit review discussed

Vague and wordy

Incomprehensible and no mention of lit review

 

2.  

Problem statement

Clearly stated

Understandable

Vague and wordy

Incomprehensible

 

3.  

Human subjects approval

Necessary/ Unnecessary

Clearly stated rationale

Necessary/ Unnecessary

Rationale not specific

Did not address approval

Rationale not specific

Topic not addressed

 

4.  

Research questions or Hypotheses

Clearly stated

Understandable

Vague and wordy

Incomprehensible

 

5.  

Research design

Clearly summarized and accurate

Understandable but not completely accurate

Vague with some accuracy

Incomprehensible and completely inaccurate

 

6.  

Findings

Clearly summarized, precise, accurate, giving both demographic data and data to support claim.

Understandable with only part of the data to support claim.

Vague and not completely accurate. Only giving data to partially support claim.

Totally inaccurate discussion of data.

 

7.  

Conclusions  interpretation of results

Extremely clear and precise and accurately identified.

Understandable and brief, but accurate.

Vague and wordy, only partially accurate.

Incomprehensible and totally inaccurate.

 

8.  

Recommendations

Very clear and accurately reported.

Understandable and partially accurate.

Vague and wordy.

Incomprehensible

 

9.  

Research utilization

Model clearly identified and strategies for implementation succinctly identified

Model clearly identified and some strategies for implementation identified

Model identified but not linked to strategies and implementation is unclear

Model not identified, no strategies for implementation

 

10.

Follows assignment directions, including APA format

Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure

Follows directions and turns paper in on time.

Perfect.

Directions followed with some minimal deviations.

Minor errors.

Missed most of the instructions.

Major errors.

Did not turn in assignment on time.

Many major errors.

 

Additional information

Grading rubric: Analysis, critique and utilization of research article. Retrieved July 20, 2006 from South Dakota State University College of Nursing, Nursing 474 Web site: http://learn.sdstate.edu/smyert/rubrica.html

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