PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY
OCTOBER 8, 2015 NO COMMENTS
Grading Rubric for Case Studies IHP 330 Principles of Epidemiology
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- This rubric is adopted from the Association of American Colleges and Universities LEAP Initiative
Strategy: Review the Case Study Guidelines document for preparing and writing your report.
Purpose: Demonstrate an ability to synthesize course material, knowledge, expertise with new information and draw meaningful conclusions.
Benchmark indicates the minimal expectations. This assignment has 5 critical elements worth up to 2 points each, for a total of 10 points.
|Critical Elements||Proficient2||Accomplished1.92||Benchmark1.6||Below Benchmark1.4|
|Explanation of Issues||Issue/problem/questions are considered critically and addressed clearly and described comprehensively, delivering all relevant information to answer stated questions.||Issue/problem/questions are considered critically, answered, and clarified so that understanding is not seriously impeded by omissions.||Issue/problem/questions are considered critically, answer is stated, but description leaves some terms undefined, ambiguities unexplored, boundaries undetermined, and/or backgrounds unknown.||Issue/problem/questions to be answered critically are stated without clarification or description.|
|EvidenceSelecting and using information to investigate a point of view or conclusion||Information is given/taken from the case with enough interpretation/evaluation to develop a comprehensive analysis or synthesis of expert viewpoints with logical conclusion of evidence.||Information is given/taken from the case with enough interpretation/evaluation to develop a coherent analysis or synthesis. Viewpoints of experts are analyzed and questioned, leading to a conclusion of the evidence.||Information is given/taken from cases with some interpretation/evaluation, but not enough to develop a coherent analysis or synthesis. Viewpoints of experts are taken as mostly fact, with little questioning and no conclusions.||Information is given/taken from cases without any interpretation/evaluation.Limited sources from peer-reviewed journals. Viewpoints of experts are taken as fact, without question or synthesis of conclusions.|
|Influence of Context and Assumptions||Thoroughly (systematically and methodically) analyzes own (if applicable) and others’ assumptions and carefully evaluates the relevance of contexts when presenting a position. Is mindful of the contextual principles of the specific discipline for which the student is enrolled, applies cultural considerations in case analysis.||Identifies own and others’ assumptions and several relevant contexts when presenting a position. Is mindful of other’s assumptions and considers cultural considerations in understanding and analyzing cases.||Questions some assumptions. Identifies several relevant contexts when presenting a position. May be more aware of others’ than of own assumptions (or vice versa). Shows awareness of cultural considerations in analysis of case.||May make assumptions about contexts, without identifying influence on position. Awareness of the cultural influences of the case is not evident.|
|Writing Mechanics/Style||Flow of Syntax is effective paragraph-to-paragraph and sentence-to-sentence. Paper is well organized with a compelling introduction, well-developed body with analysis, and conclusion where applicable.||Few syntactical errors that do not affect clarity. Paper is well-organized and has a strong introduction, body, analysis, and conclusion where applicable.||Flow of syntax may be choppy, with slight distraction of readability. Paper is organized and has an introduction, body, and a conclusion where applicable.||Several syntax errors that distract from readability. Paper has an elementary organization with introduction, body, and conclusion.|
|APA Formatting and Citation||Demonstrates greater than 95% compliance with APA format and spelling and grammar rules. Attribution is well documented, indicates synthesis of several authors. Report is within page-length criteria.||Demonstrates 85%-95% compliance with APA format and spelling and grammar rules. Appropriately and accurately paraphrases and summarizes sources without distorting original meaning. Report is within page-length criteria.|