Assessing the Quality of Simulation-Based Research Articles A Rating Rubric

Background: The poor quality of many published simulation-based research articles has been acknowledged in the literature. This article outlines the development of a quality rating rubric for simulation research articles. Method: A quality rating rubric was developed after literature review and coll...

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Journal Title: Clinical Simulation in Nursing Vol. 11; no. 12; pp. 496 - 504
Authors: Bette Mariani, Donna Gloe, Mary K. Fey
Format: Article
Published: Dec 2015
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Summary: Background: The poor quality of many published simulation-based research articles has been acknowledged in the literature. This article outlines the development of a quality rating rubric for simulation research articles. Method: A quality rating rubric was developed after literature review and collaboration with experts to ensure content validity. A content validity index was calculated. Inter-rater reliability was established. Results: The final rubric contains 16 elements, which are graded on a scale of 0-4. Content validity index of the instrument is 0.96. Inter-rater reliability is 0.92. Conclusions: This instrument provides a reliable method for evaluating the quality of simulation-based research articles. © 2015 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.
ISSN: 1876-1399
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecns.2015.10.005