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Quantitative Research Critique

This assignment will allow you to review and critique a quantitative research article. The critique is an analysis of the article.  Please use the questions in Chapter 5 of the Polit and Beck text (pg 102) titled  “Guide to an Overall Critique of a Quantitative Research Article” to guide your analysis.  Generally, 1-3 sentences are sufficient to answer each question depending on the question.   You need to address each component thoroughly from the content of the article, providing rationale for each of the statements. If a research component is not addressed in the article, you must explain whether or not this is justified.  As you dwell with your article, be sure to review quantitative article critique in Polit and Beck textbook found in Chapter 5. Be sure to include both an introduction and a conclusion in your paper.  The paper should be no more than 7 pages excluding title and reference page.

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Please choose one of the following three articles on which to write your critique.  Choose just one and include the entire citation according APA in your critique.

Williams, C., Dickstein-Fischer, L., & Emery, H.  (2018). A call for future nurses: School counselors’ perceptions of the nursing role: A preliminary study. Journal of Professional Nursing, 34, 54-59.   This can be accessed at MSN 602 Quant A call for future nurses_ School counselors’ perceptions of the nursing role_ A preliminary study (3).pdf

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DeGagne, J., Yamane, S., Conklin, J., Chang, J., & Kang, H. (2018). Social media use and cybercivility guidelines in U.S. nursing schools: A review of websites. Journal of Professional Nursing, 34, 35-41.   This can be accessed at MSN 602 Quant Article Social media use and cybercivility guidelines in U.S. nursing schools_ A review of websites (2).pdf

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Rose, T., Nies, M., & Reid, J. (2018). The internalization of professional nursing values in baccalaureate nursing students. Journal of Professional Nursing, 34, 25-30.  This can be accessed at MSN 602 Quant The internalization of professional nursing values in baccalaureate nursing students (6).pdf

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Assignment Objectives:

  • Critique study objectives, questions, and hypotheses in research reports.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of methods to gather and organize information for a study.
  • Identify research problems generated from the practice setting.
  • Critique research problems and the purpose for a study.
  • Critique literature reviews for relevance, currency, and multidisciplinary sources.

 

Please refer to the Polit and Beck text….Guide to an Overall Critique of a Quantitative Research Article.  Answer all of the Questions per category in the text that align with the Quantitative Article Critique Grading Rubric.  Be sure to include a personal reflection as included on the rubric.

Use the rubric below as your guide for writing.

Rubric

Journal Quantitative Article Critique

Journal Quantitative Article Critique
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroduction, Thesis Statement, & Statement of the Problem

• Presents the topic for the paper along with your position.
• Clearly defines the studies clinical problem or issue.
• Thesis coherently developed and maintained throughout.
• Note the significance of the problem in terms of the scope, severity and relevance of problem.
• Identify if the approach to addressing the clinical issue is effective.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentification of Hypothesis and/or Research Questions

• Pinpoint the article’s hypothesis and/or research questions.
• Determine if the hypothesis and/or research questions proved true or disapproved. Explain the response in detail.
• Indicate if there are any objectives/aims to testing the hypothesis and/or research questions.

10.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical Appraisal of the Studies Literature

• Justify if the author synthesis literature relevant to the clinical problem or issue.
• Discuss the literature review provided by the author/s.
• Acknowledge any key discoveries, outcomes and patterns within the author/s’ literature review.

10.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentification of Theoretical Framework

• Name and describe the theoretical framework chosen by the author/s.
• Remark on the appropriateness of theory to the clinical problem.
o Does the theoretical framework specify key variables, assumptions and phenomenon of interest relating to the clinical problem?

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearch Design

• Confirm whether or not the research design is appropriate to the research question.
• Review the methodology to determine if there are potential sources of bias.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePopulation and Sample

• Record the sample population type and if the population is described sufficiently.
• List the sample size and if it is adequate. (i.e., was a power analysis used to estimate the sample size)
• Assess the selection criteria for acquiring the sample population.
• Provide information on the sample population inclusion and exclusion criteria.

10.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProtection of Human Rights

• Explain any conflicts of interest.
• Clarify the informed consent process and/or other ethical permissions for the research study.
• Disclose information on whether the autonomy and confidentiality of participants were met.
• Note whether the procedure were in place to safeguard the rights of study participants.
• Remark on whether the study minimized risks to study participants.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProcedures

• Indicate if the intervention is described and implemented appropriately.
• Identify if research staff were trained properly to collect the data.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeData Collection & Measurement

• Examine the tools/instruments used in the study.
o Type of tool (i.e., questionnaire, observation, checklist, etc.)
o Validity and reliability of the tool.
o A listing of the data collected/measured by the tool.
o Are the tools/instrument described well and good choices to study the clinical problem?
• Specify the independent and dependent variables. Be sure to note which ones are being measured.
• Establish if the measurements (statistical data) is accurate and valid.
• Remark on the whether the measurements (statistical data) are relevant to the hypothesis and/or research questions.

10.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeData Analysis & Results

o Do the findings link back to the author/s’ literature review?
o Is the hypothesis and/or research questions supported by the findings?
o What are the strengths and weakness of the study?
o Are the findings adequately summarized, with good use of tables and figures?
o Are findings reported in a manner that facilitates a meta-analysis and with sufficient information needed for evidence-based practice?
o Are the results and/or study conclusions valid based on the data analysis?
• Implications for Practice
o Is the study generalizable to other population or can it be repeated in another study with similar results?
o Are there any recommendations for future research?
o Do the author/s discuss the study implications for clinical practice?

15.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePersonal Reflection Should Answer the Following:

• How does the article contribute to your understanding of research?
• Does the article change your views of the topic?
• What do you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses of the article?

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFaculty Only – Title Page, Abstract & Paper Formatting

• Meets the standards set by APA 7th edition.
• Abstract formatting is correct under APA 7th edition guidelines.
• Abstract is between 150-250 words and contains a keywords section.
• Abstract provides a brief synopsis of the paper, inclusive of the problem statement.
• No running header as noted for student papers under APA 7th edition.
• Correct use of level 1-4 headers as noted in the APA 7th edition manual.
• The paper has page numbers located in the upper right margin within the header section.

3.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

3.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFaculty Only – In-text Citations & Reference Page

• Uses sources effectively and documents sources accurately with minimal errors.
• Limits the use of direct quotes. Ideally, no more than 2 or 3.
• Meets reference requirements for assignment.
• Reference list is in correct format.

4.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

4.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFaculty Only – Mechanics & Syntax

• Well-developed sentence structure with minimal errors in punctuation, spelling or grammar.
• Appropriate margins and font.
• Correct application of research style format.
• Use of professional active voice writing rather than passive voice.
• Skillful use of language with varied, accurate vocabulary.

3.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

3.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFaculty Only – Content Development & Organization

• Provides a thorough explanation of key idea(s) at an appropriate level for the target audience.
• Demonstrates critical thinking with excellent understanding of the topic.
• Essentially the paper flows well, is easy to understand, and does not leave the audience with questions due to incomplete development.
• The paper is organized well with clear focus and excellent transition between paragraphs.
• There is a logical order to presentation of information.
• Paragraphs are well-organized by topic, not to lengthy, and easy to understand.

5.0 to >0.0 pts

Full Marks

0.0 pts

No Marks

5.0 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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