Week 7: Dissemination and Peer Critique


The purpose of this assignment is for learners to:

  • Assemble a form of research dissemination.
  • Critique peer presentations using the State-of-The Science assignment guidelines/rubric.

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Integrate evidence-based practice and research to support advancement of holistic nursing care in diverse healthcare settings. (CO 1 )
  2. Integrate knowledge related to evidence-based practice and person-centered care to improve healthcare outcomes. (CO 2 )
  3. Demonstrate professional and personal growth through a spirit of inquiry, scholarship, and service in diverse healthcare settings. (CO 3)
  4. Develop knowledge related to research and evidence-based practice as a basis for designing and critiquing research studies. (CO 4)
  5. Analyze research findings and evidence-based practice to advanced holistic nursing care initiatives that promote positive healthcare outcomes. (CO 5)

Due Date: 

Initial prompt due by Wednesday, 11:59 PM MT of week 7

Two peer posts due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT of week 7

Response posts should be made on three (3) separate days of the week.

A 10% late penalty will be imposed for discussions posted after the deadline on Wednesday, regardless of the number of days late. NOTHING will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0). Week 8 discussion closes on Saturday at 11:59pm MT.

Points:50 points

Assignment Requirements


Create a PP of 7-8 slides presenting your State of the Science Quality Improvement Paper which includes:

  1. Title slide
  2. Objectives slide is related to the objectives of your specific SOS presentation, include 2-3 objectives.
    • This should speak to what you want the participant to learn about your SOS presentation.
  3. Final slide with a list of references
  4. The 7-8 slides refer to the body of the presentation and does not include the title slide, objectives slide, or the references slide.
  5. You will use this PP with Kaltura to present the project with audio as you would at a professional conference or other “live” presentation.
  6. Remember that the formatting of PP presentations should be brief bulleted items, graphs, pictures or tables.
  7. PP should not be developed with paragraphs of material; the material included on each slide is a topic you speak to during your presentation.
  8. Upload the presentation to the DB site for Week 7, deadline Wednesday, 11:59 PM MT.
  9. Watch the presentations of a minimum of 2 classmates.
  10. Provide scholarly comments and feedback which are referenced from and use the State of the Science rubric/guidelines, Johns Hopkins critique guides, or scholarly articles. Not all these sources need to be used but all comments and feedback should be supported by evidence.
  11. Your response should be a minimum of one paragraph of 4-5 sentences.


Steps in the Peer Review Process:

  1. Read over the Week 4 and Week 6 guidelines and rubrics for the State of the Science Quality Improvement Paper assignment.
  2. Skim the peer presentations you have chosen to review quickly to get a general sense of the key words, content.
  3. In a quiet space where you can concentrate, view the videos carefully. Ask yourself the following for each video reviewed and be sure to consider the Johns Hopkins dissemination information as well as the course assignment/rubric as a reference:
    • Does it have a relevant title and valuable research question?
    • Are key elements referenced, supported by evidence?
    • Does it satisfy the “so what” question?
    • Are the assignment guidelines utilized?
    • Consider each slide separately.
    • Is the presentation clearly understood?
    • Is it visually pleasing, overstimulating, bland?

4. Construct a professional response that offers both positive feedback using specific examples as well as 1-2 ways the writer may enhance 1-2 particular points or aspects of the presentation.