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A research critique demonstrates your ability to critically read an investigative study. For this assignment, choose a research article related to nursing to critique. Your critique should include the following: please include the following subtopics and list out.

Research Problem/Purpose

·         State the problem clearly as it is presented in the report.

·         Have the investigators placed the study problem within the context of existing knowledge?

·         Will the study solve a problem relevant to nursing?

·         State the purpose of the research.

Review of the Literature

·         Identify the concepts explored in the literature review.

·         Were the references current? If not, what do you think the reasons are?

Theoretical Framework

·         Are the theoretical concepts defined and related to the research?

·         Does the research draw solely on nursing theory or does it draw on theory from other disciplines?

·         Is a theoretical framework stated in this research piece?

·         If not, suggest one that might be suitable for the study.


·         What are the independent and dependent variables in this study?

·         Are the operational definitions of the variables given? If so, are they concrete and measurable?

·         Is the research question or the hypothesis stated? What is it?


·         What type of design (quantitative, qualitative, and type) was used in this study?

·         Was inductive or deductive reasoning used in this study?

·         State the sample size and study population, sampling method, and study setting.

·         Did the investigator choose a probability or non-probability sample?

·         State the type of reliability and the validity of the measurement tools.

·         Were ethical considerations addressed?

Data Analysis

·         What data analysis tool was used?

·         How were the results presented in the study?

·         Identify at least one (1) finding.

Summary/Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations

·         What are the strengths and limitations of the study?

·         In terms of the findings, can the researcher generalize to other populations? Explain.

·         Evaluate the findings and conclusions as to their significance for nursing.

The body of your paper should be 4–6 double-spaced pages plus a cover page and a reference page. The critique must be attached to the article and follow APA guidelines.


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