HCM440ModuleThreeShortPaperRubric1.pdf

HCM 440 Module Three Short Paper Guidelines and Rubric

This week we have analyzed research problems, questions, and variables. This short paper is your opportunity to apply these concepts to the research area that you are interested in.

Prompt: What problem will you be addressing in your integrated review? What is the scope and significance of the problem? Identify the guiding research question. What are the variables being studied, and how are you defining them?

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a two- to three-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.

Critical Elements Exemplary (100%) Proficient (85%) Needs Improvement (55%) Not Evident (0%) Value Problem: Overview,

Scope, and Significance

Meets “Proficient” criteria, is clear, and uses relevant and specific examples

Explains and supports the research problem as well as the scope and significance

Does not sufficiently explain and support the research problem, scope, and/or significance

The overview of the problem, scope, and/or significance are not evident

30

Guiding Questions Meets “Proficient” criteria, is clear, and provides detail on thelink with stated problem

Identifies the research question, and there is a logical connection to the stated problem

Research question does not logically flow from the stated problem

The research question is not evident

10

Variables and Definitions

Meets “Proficient” criteria and uses substantial details and evidence to support definitions of variables

Identifies the independent and dependent variables and provides clear definitions to support them

Does not sufficiently identify the variables, or definitions are unclear

The variables and/or definitions are not evident

30

Organization Applies highly effective pattern of organization around a logical flow (introduction, body, and conclusion) to effectively communicate the research problem, question, and variables

Applies clear pattern of organization around a logical flow (introduction, body, and conclusion) to effectively communicate the research problem, question, and variables

Does not sufficiently apply clear pattern of organization around a logical flow (introduction, body, and conclusion) to effectively communicate the research problem, question, and variables

Organization of ideas is not evident

20

Articulation of Response

Submission is free of errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, and syntax and is presented in a professional and easy-to-read format

Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, or syntax

Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, or syntax that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas

Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, or syntax that prevent understanding of ideas

10

Earned Total 100%

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