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Assignment # 2Research Paper Critique
Instructions

Please select any nursing research article from any one of the scientific journals found in the Nursing-Related Databases and Journals list. Select an article from an area that you are interested in or from the field you are working in. Using the article selected, construct a critique of the article, 6 to 10 pages (including cover page and references).

The critique should

identify the problem statement or statement of purpose of the article

describe the participants being studied, stating inclusion and exclusion criteria

discuss the sampling issues, such as probability or nonprobability and number of subjects used

identify the study settingwhere data collection occurred

discuss informed consentwhether the participants were fully informed, how their consent was obtained, and any other ethical considerations

identify the hypothesis or research question

identify the research designfor example, experimental or nonexperimental; descriptive, exploratory, explanatory, or predictive?

identify research variables, both independent and dependent

comment the on articles literature reviewhow the study data were analyzed (what statistical measures were used)

describe the results of the study and appropriateness of the methods used; include study limitations

accurately critique comments on level of evidence used, nursing theory, and implications for nursing practice or research

discuss how the research findings can be applied to the clinical area

The following resources, in the week 4 Learning Resources section of the LEO classroom, will provide helpful guidelines for constructing a critique of a nursing research article.
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