Final Paper Evaluation Rubric
The following guidelines are given to reviewers of the final paper:
|Abstract||Succinct and clearly written, includes the main take-away points of the review.|
|Introduction||The purpose, aim, or question is clearly stated. Prior reviews or similar literature are referenced. The need for this literature review is clearly justified.|
|Method||Describes the question, strategy for literature search, study inclusion and exclusion criteria, data abstraction, and method and rationale for data synthesis.|
|Results||Results described in a clear and organized fashion with use of appropriate figures and tables. Includes PRISMA diagram of flow to reach included studies, a table of study characteristics, and a summary table of the literature. The synthesis of literature is comprehensive and logical.|
|Discussion||Draws thoughtful implications, demonstrates clear understanding of the results, clearly articulates the limitations of the review and future directions for research and/or policy.|
|Presentation||Clearly written and organized, formatted per the guidelines of this document.|
For more information about Literature Reviews (Optional references):
- Cook DA, West CP. Conducting systematic reviews in medical education: a stepwise approach. Medical Education. 2012;46:943-952.
- Maggio LA, Sewell JL, Artino Jr AR. The Literature Review: A Foundation for High-Quality Medical Education Research. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. July 2016, 8(3): 297-303.
- Thomas A, Lubarsky S, Durning SJ, Young ME. Knowledge Syntheses in Medical Education: Demystifying Scoping Reviews. Acad Med.2017 Feb;92(2):161-166.