Follow the instructions provided in “Critique of Research Studies Instructions.”
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Critique of Research Studies Instructions
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.
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 textbook.
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:
|oStatement of the problem||oStatement of the problem|
|oHypotheses or research questions||oResearch questions|
|oLiterature review||oLiterature review|
|oConceptual/Theoretical framework||oConceptual 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:
|oProtection of human rights||oProtection of participants’ rights|
|oResearch design||oResearch design and research tradition|
|oPopulation and sample||oSample and setting|
|oData collection and measurement||oData collection|
|oEnhancement 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:
|oData analysis||oData analysis|
|oReliability and validity||oTheoretical integrations|
|oInterpretation of findings||oInterpretation of the findings|
|Global Issues||Global Issues|
|oResearcher credibility||oResearcher credibility|
|oSummary assessment||oSummary assessment|