• Use the questions below to critique the same article. Answer all questions that apply to the quantitative and/or qualitative study. The paper should be in narrative form, use APA format, and include a title page and a reference page. Use your research textbook to help you answer the questions and explain/define the terms.
• When doing a research critique, it is acceptable to put the reference for the article on the bottom of the title page. Do not cite the article within the body of the paper. All other resources (such as the research textbook) must be cited and referenced as usual.
Headings are required-
Critiquing Research Part II
IV. Research Design -Heading 1
Research Design Briefly discuss the overall type of research design that was used in your study (quantitative or qualitative). If qualitative, identify the specific type of research design (phenomenological, ethnography, grounded theory, etc.) and provide a brief description of it. If quantitative, identify the specific type of research design (true experimental, quasi-experimental, or non-experimental) and provide a brief description of it
o Is the research quantitative or qualitative?
o If quantitative is it experimental or non-experimental?
o If it is a mixed-method design, did this approach enhance the study?
o Is the design appropriate to answer the questions indicated by the problem and/or hypotheses?
o Is the target population identified? Are eligibility criteria specified?
o What type of sampling plan was used? What are key characteristics of the sample?
o Is the setting appropriate for the study?
V. Data Collection- Heading 2
o Is informed consent utilized?
o Who collected the data?
o How were data collected? (survey, interview, etc.)
o Are the measurement instruments or tools clearly described?
o What statistical tests were utilized?
o Is reliability (consistence) and validity (accuracy and precision of measurement instruments addressed?
VI. Interpretation, Discussion and Clinical Application Heading 3
o Are all of the important results discussed?
o State author’s conclusion and recommendations.
o What are the author’s implications for practice?
o Identify 3 researchable questions for further study.
o State if and when/where you would put the research findings into practice.
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