NURS 540 DE NURS540 Research Design

For this section of your research proposal assignment, you will focus on the sampling, reliability, and validity of your research proposal. This section will include information on sampling, reliability, and validity.

The following components should be addressed in your paper this week:

Information on your sample

  • Sampling basic information (age, gender, criteria, etc.)
  • Sample size
  • Explain why your sample is appropriate for your study

Reliability

  • Explain how your data collection process is consistent and reliable
  • Explain why your measurement tool is reliable

Validity

  • Explain how you will ensure you have a valid sample
  • Explain how you tested the validity of your measurement tool

APA formatting, references, and citations are required.

Your research project design should be included as part of your final submission for your research proposal project in week 7 and your research proposal presentation in week 8. Use the feedback you receive from your instructor on your design to modify and improve before submission of your final project in weeks 7 and 8.

Due Sunday, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)

Points Possible: 75

Rubric

NURS_540_DE – NURS540 Research Design Rubric

CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSample22.5 to >18.45 ptsAccomplishedSampling basic information (age gender, criteria, etc.), sample size and a clear explanation of why the sample is appropriate for the study is included.18.45 to >16.88 ptsEmergingSampling basic information (age gender, criteria, etc.), sample size and an explanation of why the sample is appropriate for the study is partially included.16.88 to >0 ptsUnsatisfactorySampling basic information (age gender, criteria, etc.), sample size and an explanation of why the sample is appropriate for the study is absent or largely inappropriate.22.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReliability22.5 to >18.45 ptsAccomplishedA clear and reasonable explanation of the data collection process is included. A reliable measurement tool is included.18.45 to >16.88 ptsEmergingA somewhat clear and reasonable explanation of the data collection process is included. A somewhat reliable measurement tool is included.16.88 to >0 ptsUnsatisfactoryAn explanation of the data collection process and a measurement tool is absent or largely inappropriate.22.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeValidity22.5 to >18.45 ptsAccomplishedAn explanation of how the measurement tool is tested for validity is included and appropriate. A clear explanation of sample validity is included.18.45 to >16.88 ptsEmergingAn explanation of how the measurement tool is tested for validity is included and somewhat appropriate. An explanation of sample validity is included.16.88 to >0 ptsUnsatisfactoryAn explanation of how the measurement tool is tested for validity is absent or largely inappropriate. An explanation of sample validity is absent or severely inappropriate for the study.22.5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA & Mechanics7.5 to >6.15 ptsAccomplishedThe assignment consistently follows current APA format and is free from errors in formatting, citation, and references. There are no grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. All sources are cited and referenced correctly.6.15 to >5.63 ptsEmergingThe assignment consistently follows current APA format with only isolated and inconsistent mistakes and/or has a few grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. Most sources are cited and referenced correctly.5.63 to >0 ptsUnsatisfactoryNo attempt to follow APA format is indicated. Sources are not used and/or there is no reference page. Mechanical errors significantly interfere with the readability of the paper.7.5 pts
Total Points: 75

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