Main Body Using your chosen framework as a guide, critically appraise the research study. It is essential that you support your discussion with the relevant research theory from research literature.
Be careful to avoid merely summerising or describing the study, you must identify the strengths and weakness of the research process.
ConclusionYou need to draw a critique to a conclusion, summerise the main strengths or weakness of the paper and recommend whether it has potential for practice.
Suggested Research Framework : Caldwell K, Henshaw L and Taylor G. (2005) Developing a framework for critiquing health research. Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues. Vol 6, No 1, Pg 45-54
a?Does the title reflect the content?
a?Are the authors credible?
a?Does the abstract summerise the key components?
a?Is the rationale for undertaking the research clearly outlined?
a?Is the literature review comprehensive and up to date?
a?Is the aims of the research clearly stated?
a?Are all ethical issues identified and addressed?
a?Qualitative Are the philosophical background and study design identified and rationale for choice of design evident?
a?Are the major concepts identified?
a?Is the context of the study outlined?
a?Is the selection of participants described and the sampling method identified?
a?Is the method of data collection auditable?
a?Is the method of data analysis crediable and confirmable?
a?Are the results presesnted in a way that is appropriate and clear?
a?Is the dicussion comprehensive? Are the results transferrable?
a?Is the conclusion comprehensive?
Also some of the books and Journals which I found useful was:
1) Critiquing Nursing Research 2nd edition by John Cutcliffe and Martin Ward.
2) Nursing Research Principles, Process and Issues 2nd edition by Kader Parahoo.
3) The Research Process in Nursing 4th edition by Desmond Cormack
4) Baxter H (2001) Understanding research: 3 Critiquing findings and conclusions. Journal of Wound Care. Vol 10, No 9, pg 376378
5)Meadows A Keith (2003) So you want to do research? 3. An introduction to qualitative methods. British Journal of Community Nursing. Vol 8, No 10, pg 464468
6) Felicity Astin (2009) A beginners guide to research appraising a qualitative
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