Unit 2 Discussion 1 – Research Design (NU560-8D

Unit 2 Discussion 1 – Research Design (NU560-8D: discussion response should be in the range of 250-300 words. All responses need to be supported by a minimum of one scholarly resource. Journals and websites must be cited appropriately. Citation and reference must adhere to APA format. 

  1. Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research designs. Think about this in terms of methodology and outcome.
  2. If you were to actually conduct your own research study, would your selected evidence-based practice problem/topic lend itself to a qualitative or quantitative design? (Describe specifics around the topic to support your findings.)

Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.

Unit 2 Discussion 1 - Research Design (NU560-8D

NU560 Discussion 2.1 Rubric

NU560 Discussion 2.1 Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContentNU560-CO1; NU560-CO26 pts100%Initial post addresses all of the required prompt elements in the discussion and demonstrates an exemplary understanding of course content and topic.5.5 pts92%Initial post addresses all of the required prompt elements in the discussion and demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of course content and topic.5 pts83%Initial post is missing one important prompt element and/or demonstrates a basic understanding of course content and topic.4.5 pts75%Initial post is missing more than one important prompt element and/or demonstrates a limited understanding of course content and topic.4 pts67%Initial post does not address discussion prompt elements, and/or does not demonstrate understanding of course content and topic and/or initial post is poorly paraphrased even if accompanied by in-text citations.0 pts0 %Initial post was not submitted and/or not submitted on time and/or initial post demonstrates copying and pasting with or without proper use of quotations or supporting in-text citations.6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysisNU560-CO1; NU560-CO26 pts100%The analysis of the topic includes breadth and depth, is aligned to the unit topic, relates to the course content and personal analysis is supported by exemplary references and examples.5.5 pts92%The analysis of the topic is justified, and aligned to the unit topic, and personal analysis is supported by comprehensive references and/or examples.5 pts83%There is a basic analysis of the topic and personal analysis is supported by basic references and/or examples.4.5 pts75%There is minimal evidence of analysis of the topic and/or personal analysis is supported by limited references and/or examples.4 pts67%There is no evidence of analysis of the topic and/or personal analysis is not supported by references and/or examples.0 pts0%Initial post was not submitted and/or not submitted on time and/or analysis had no relationship to the topic and/or initial post demonstrates copying and pasting with or without proper use of quotations or supporting in-text citations.6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCollaborationPRICE-E6 pts100%Collaborates with fellow learners at an exemplary level relating the discussion to relevant course concepts and extending the conversation with substantive content.5.5 pts92%Collaborates with fellow learners at a comprehensive level relating the discussion to relevant course concepts and extending the conversation with substantive content.5 pts83%Collaborates with fellow learners at a basic level relating the discussion to some course concepts and extending the conversation with basic content and/or postings are not submitted on a minimum of 3 separate days.4.5 pts75%Limited collaboration with fellow learners and makes little connection to course content and/or does not extend the conversation.4 pts67%Collaborates with fellow learners but only one response post was submitted and/or response post(s) are poorly paraphrased even if accompanied by in-text citations.0 pts0%No response posts were submitted and/or not submitted on time and/or there is no relationship between the response posts and the discussion prompts and/or one or more response posts demonstrate copying and pasting with or without proper use of quotations or supporting in-text citations.6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting1 pts100%Posts in this discussion are well written and well organized demonstrating exemplary scholarly writing. Mechanics (spelling and punctuation) and grammar are excellent.0.9 pts92%Posts in this discussion are well written and well organized demonstrating comprehensive scholarly writing and/or have 1-2 errors in mechanics and/or grammar.0.8 pts83%Posts in this discussion are basic examples of scholarly writing and/or have 3 errors in mechanics and/or grammar.0.7 pts75%Posts in this discussion are not clear and/or lack organization and/or have 4 or more errors in mechanics and/or grammar.0.6 pts67%Posts in this discussion lack evidence of clear, organized scholarly writing. Errors interfere with reading and/or understanding of content.0 pts0%Posts were not submitted and/or one or more posts demonstrate copying and pasting with or without proper use of quotations or supporting in-text citations.1 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPAPRICE-I1 pts100%Posts in this discussion demonstrate in-text citations of sources and references in proper APA style and formatting.0.9 pts92%Posts in this discussion demonstrate in-text citations of sources and references but have 1-2 minor APA errors.0.8 pts83%Posts in this discussion demonstrate in-text citations of sources and references but have 3-4 APA errors.0.7 pts75%Posts in this discussion demonstrate in-text citations of sources and references but have 5-6 APA errors.0.6 pts67%Posts in this discussion do not provide sufficient in-text citations and/or references and/or have 7 or more APA errors.0 pts0%Posts were not submitted and/or one or more posts demonstrate copying and pasting with or without proper use of quotations or supporting in-text citations.1 pts
Total Points: 20