For this assignment, choose a research article related to nursing to critique.

  • Research Problem/Purpose
    • State the problem clearly as it is presented in the report.
    • Have the investigators placed the study problem within the context of existing knowledge?
    • Will the study solve a problem relevant to nursing?
    • State the purpose of the research.

    Review of the Literature

    • Identify the concepts explored in the literature review.
    • Were the references current? If not, what do you think the reasons are?

    Theoretical Framework

    • Are the theoretical concepts defined and related to the research?
    • Does the research draw solely on nursing theory or does it draw on theory from other disciplines?
    • Is a theoretical framework stated in this research piece?
    • If not, suggest one that might be suitable for the study.

    Variables/Hypotheses/Questions/Assumptions

    • What are the independent and dependent variables in this study?
    • Are the operational definitions of the variables given? If so, are they concrete and measurable?
    • Is the research question or the hypothesis stated? What is it?

    Methodology

    • What type of design (quantitative, qualitative, and type) was used in this study?
    • Was inductive or deductive reasoning used in this study?
    • State the sample size and study population, sampling method, and study setting.
    • Did the investigator choose a probability or non-probability sample?
    • State the type of reliability and the validity of the measurement tools.
    • Were ethical considerations addressed?

    Data Analysis

    • What data analysis tool was used?
    • How were the results presented in the study?
    • Identify at least one (1) finding.

    Summary/Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations

    • What are the strengths and limitations of the study?
    • In terms of the findings, can the researcher generalize to other populations? Explain.
    • Evaluate the findings and conclusions as to their significance for nursing.

    The body of your paper should be 6 double-spaced pages plus a cover page and a reference page. The critique must be attached to the article and follow APA guidelines. APA Help Need APA Help?

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