Critique of Research Studies

Complete a critique of the quantitative and qualitative articles that were submitted in Topic 3. This assignment will be completed in three parts. Refer to the information below as a guide to the information that should be included in each part.

Follow the guidelines for the quantitative and qualitative article critiques in Box 5.2: Guide to an Overall Critique of a Quantitative Research Report, and Box 5.3: Guide to an Overall Critique of a Qualitative Research Report, in Chapter 5 of the Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice textbook.

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  1. Utilize a central heading to indicate that what follows is the critique of the articles.
  2. The side headings of the critique for each article should follow the headings in Box 5.2 and Box 5.3 in Chapter 5 of the Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice
  3. Note that within these basic guidelines, there are additional references to Detailed Critiquing Guidelines found in additional boxes in other chapters of the Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice textbook focused on the various elements of a research study report. Use these to expand the research study and to learn specific terminology appropriate to the critique of research.

When turning in the final submission, please put the elements in the following order: Quantitative Article Critique, Qualitative Article Critique, References (which should include the two articles, the text, and any other additional sources).

Critique of Research Studies – Part 1: Due Topic 4

For Part 1 of the critique, focus only on the following segments for each article:

Quantitative Qualitative
·          Title ·          Title
·          Abstract ·          Abstract
·          Introduction ·          Introduction
o    Statement of the problem o    Statement of the problem
o    Hypotheses or research questions o    Research questions
o    Literature review o    Literature review
o    Conceptual/Theoretical framework o    Conceptual underpinnings

 

 

 

Critique of Research Studies – Part 2: Due Topic 6

For Part 2 of the critique, focus only on the following segments for each article:

Quantitative Qualitative
·          Method ·          Method
o    Protection of human rights o    Protection of participants’ rights
o    Research design o    Research design and research tradition
o    Population and sample o    Sample and setting
o    Data collection and measurement o    Data collection
o    Procedures o    Procedures
o    Enhancement of trustworthiness

 

Critique of Research Studies – Part 3: Due Topic 8

For Part 3 of the critique, focus only on the following segments for each article:

Quantitative Qualitative
·          Results ·          Results
o    Data analysis o    Data analysis
o    Reliability and validity o    Theoretical integrations
·          Discussion ·          Discussion
o    Interpretation of findings o    Interpretation of the findings
o    Implications/Recommendations o    Implications/Recommendations
·          Global Issues ·          Global Issues
o    Presentation o    Presentation
o    Researcher credibility o    Researcher credibility
o    Summary assessment o    Summary assessment

 

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