Concept Analysis Essay Outline

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EVALUATION FORM (100 points).

I. Introduction (10 points)
      A. Includes the aims & purposes of the analysis    (0-3)_______
      B. Justifies concept’s significance to nursing          (0-7)_______

 II. Definition of Concept (20 points)
      A. Describes derivation of definition from common usage, &
           nursing use                                                       (0-6)_______
      B. Describes & cites a variety of appropriate authoritative
           sources from the literature regarding nature of concept  (0-6)_______
      C. Student’s definition of concept reflects synthesis &
           evaluation of definitions from appropriate sources  (0-8)_______

III. List of defining characteristics (25 points)
      A. Each attribute is clearly stated as succinctly as possible (0-5)_______
      B. Each attribute is logically an essential element of the
           concept as defined                                                      (0-5)_______
      C. Each attribute is stated in as measurable a form as the
           abstractness of the concept allows                               (0-5)_______
      D. The listed attributes comprise all essential attributes of the
            concept as defined                                                     (0-10)______

 IV. The Model Case (25 points)
       A. Is a logical example of the concept                              (0-5)_______
       B. Includes all listed attributes of the concept                  (0-10)______
       C. Includes no attributes of other concepts                       (0-5)_______
       D. Is concisely stated                                                       (0-5)_______

  V. Reference List (10 points)
       A. Contains a variety of resources             (0-2)_______
       B. Resources are authoritative, “classic” resources are evident  (0-3)_______
       C. Nursing resources are explored                                 (0-3)_______
       D. Resources are sufficient in number to justify analysis   (0-2)_______

 VI. Layout and Presentation of Paper (10 points)
       A. Precise APA format              (0-5)_______
       B. Grammar, spelling & typing at professional scholarly level   (0-5)_______

        TOTAL       ________



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