Develop a systematic method to critique quantitative and qualitative nursing research articles

Critiques
The student will critique one quantitative study from nursing journals. Carefully address each of the guidelines described in your syllabus when critiquing the quantitative or qualitative research reports.

Student Outcomes: Upon completion assignment, the student will be able to:

1. Identify a quantitative and qualitative research article from a refereed nursing journal.

2. Develop a systematic method to critique quantitative and qualitative nursing research articles

3.Discuss the strengths and limitations of the author(s) use of the research process.

4. Analyze the core relationship between the research problem and the method

Instructions:

1.The student will identify one quantitative nursing research article of interest from any refereed nursing journal to critique. The articles must be approved by the faculty teaching the course

2. Basic Format Guidelines: The student will utilize APA format. Proper grammar, spelling, sentence structure and written expression is expected. The critiques must be computer generated and limited to five (5) pages excluding the cover and reference pages.

3. All topics listed in the quantitative and qualitative critique guidelines must be addressed

4. Photocopy of articles must be submitted with critique.

QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH
Grading Guidelines

Group Number:
Names of group members:

POINTS
POSSIBLE
POINTS
EARNED

I. INTRODUCTION

5

II. PROBLEM STATEMENT and PURPOSE
5/5

III. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
5

IV. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

5

V. OBJECTIVE(S), QUESTIONS(S) OR HYPOTHESIS(ES)
5

VI. RESEARCH DESIGN
5

VII. RESEARCH APPROACH METHOD
A. SAMPLE
10

B. LEGAL-ETHICAL ISSUES
5

C. INSTRUMENTS
10

D. DATA COLLECTION

10

VIII. ANALYSIS OF DATA
5

IX. RESEARCHERS INTERPRETATION OF FINDINGS
10

X. IMPLICATIONS and RECOMMENDATIONS
5

XI. APPLICATION TO PROFESSIONAL Practice, Research, Education
10

TOTAL:
100 points

FACULTY SIGNATURE
DATE
STUDENT SIGNATURE

Adopted from: Burns, N., & Grove, S. (2011). Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice (5th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby.

QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Critical Appraisal
GRADING GUIDELINES

Group Number:
Names of group members:

POINTS
POSSIBLE
POINTS
EARNED

I. INTRODUCTION

5

II. IDENTIFY THE PHENOMENON OF INTEREST
5

III. REVIEW OF LITERATURE (Relationship to existing body of knowledge)
10

IV. PURPOSE (Descriptive Vividness)
10

V. METHODOLOGICAL CONGRUENCE

A. SAMPLING/PARTICIPANT SELECTION

10

B. DATA COLLECTION/PROCEDURAL APPROACH
10

C. DATA ANALYSIS
5

D. CREDIBILITY
5

E. AUDITABILITY
5

F. FITTINGNESS
5

VI. LEGAL-ETHICAL ISSUES
5

VII. FINDINGS
15

VIII. APPLICABILITY TO PRACTICE, RESEARCH, AND/OR EDUCATION
10

TOTAL:
100 Points

FACULTY SIGNATURE
DATE
STUDENT SIGNATURE

Adapted from: Burns, N., & Grove, S. (2011). Understanding nursing research: Building an evidence-based practice (5th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby.