Critique of Research Studies Instructions

Directions:

Complete a critique of the quantitative and qualitative
articles that were submitted in Topic 3.

This assignment will be completed in three parts. Refer to
the information below as a guide to the information that should be included in
each part.

Follow the guidelines for the quantitative and qualitative
article critiques in Box 5.2: Guide to an Overall Critique of a Quantitative
Research Report, and Box 5.3: Guide to an Overall Critique of a Qualitative
Research Report, in Chapter 5 of the Nursing
Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice
textbook.

1.Utilize
a central heading to indicate that what follows is the critique of the
articles.

2.The
side headings of the critique for each article should follow the headings in
Box 5.2 and Box 5.3 in Chapter 5 of the
Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice
textbook.

3.Note
that within these basic guidelines, there are additional references to Detailed
Critiquing Guidelines found in additional boxes in other chapters of the Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing
Evidence for Nursing Practice
textbook focused on the various elements of a
research study report. Use these to expand the research study and to learn
specific terminology appropriate to the critique of research.

When turning in the final submission, please put the
elements in the following order: Quantitative Article Critique, Qualitative
Article Critique, References (which should include the two articles, the text,
and any other additional sources).

Critique of Research
Studies – Part 1: Due Topic 4

For Part 1 of the critique, focus only on the following
segments for each article:

Quantitative

Qualitative

·Title

·Title

·Abstract

·Abstract

·Introduction

·Introduction

oStatement of the problem

oStatement of the problem

oHypotheses or research questions

oResearch questions

oLiterature review

oLiterature review

oConceptual/Theoretical framework

oConceptual underpinnings


Critique of Research
Studies – Part 2: Due Topic 6

For Part 2 of the critique, focus only on the following
segments for each article:

Quantitative

Qualitative

·Method

·Method

oProtection of human rights

oProtection of participants’ rights

oResearch design

oResearch design and research tradition

oPopulation and sample

oSample and setting

oData collection and measurement

oData collection

oProcedures

oProcedures

oEnhancement of trustworthiness

Details:

Follow the instructions provided in “Critique of Research
Studies Instructions.”

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA
Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to
beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Critique of Research Studies – Part 1

1
Not submitted
0.00%

2
Unsatisfactory
75.00%

3
Less Than Satisfactory
80.00%

4
Satisfactory
88.00%

5
Good
92.00%

6
Excellent
100.00%

70.0 %Content

7.0 %
Quantitative Title and Abstract

None

Critique is missing for quantitative research title and abstract.

Critique incompletely or incorrectly
addresses guidelines and criteria for a quantitative research title and
abstract. Critique is not supported with relevant evidence.

Critique addresses some guidelines and
criteria for a quantitative research title and abstract. Parts of the
critique are supported with relevant evidence.

Critique thoroughly addresses most
guidelines and criteria for a quantitative research title and abstract.
Critique is supported with relevant evidence.

Critique thoroughly addresses all guidelines
and criteria for the quantitative research title and abstract. Critique
is supported with relevant evidence.

28.0 %
Quantitative
Introduction: Statement of the problem, hypotheses or research
questions, literature review, and conceptual framework/theoretical
framework

None

Critique is missing for all quantitative introduction components.

Critique is vague and addresses some
guidelines and criteria for each of the quantitative research
introduction components OR the critique is thorough but is missing three
components. Critique is unsupported with evidence.

Critique is brief and addresses some
guidelines and criteria for each of the quantitative research
introduction components OR the critique is thorough but is missing two
components. Critique is somewhat supported with relevant evidence.

Critique is detailed and addresses most
guidelines and criteria for each of the quantitative research
introduction components OR the critique is thorough but is missing a
component. Critique is supported with relevant evidence.

Critique thoroughly addresses all guidelines
and criteria for each of the quantitative research introduction
components. Critique is supported with relevant evidence.

7.0 %
Qualitative Title and Abstract

None

Critique is missing for qualitative research title and abstract.

Critique incompletely or incorrectly
addresses guidelines and criteria for a qualitative research title and
abstract. Critique is not supported with relevant evidence.

Critique addresses some guidelines and
criteria for a qualitative research title and abstract. Parts of the
critique are supported with relevant evidence.

Critique thoroughly addresses most
guidelines and criteria for a qualitative research title and abstract.
Critique is supported with relevant evidence.

Critique thoroughly addresses all guidelines
and criteria for the qualitative research title and abstract. Critique
is supported with relevant evidence.

28.0 %
Qualitative Introduction: Statement of the problem, research questions, literature review, and conceptual underpinnings

None

Critique is missing for all qualitative introduction components.

Critique is vague and addresses some
guidelines and criteria for each of the qualitative research
introduction components OR the critique is thorough but is missing three
components. Critique is unsupported with evidence

Critique is brief and addresses some
guidelines and criteria for each of the qualitative research
introduction components OR the critique is thorough but is missing two
components. Critique is somewhat supported with relevant evidence.

Critique is detailed and addresses most
guidelines and criteria for each of the qualitative research
introduction components OR the critique is thorough but is missing a
component. Critique is supported with relevant evidence.

Critique thoroughly addresses all guidelines
and criteria for each of the qualitative research introduction
components. Critique is supported with relevant evidence.

20.0 %Organization and Effectiveness

20.0 %
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

None

Surface errors are pervasive enough that
they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or
sentence construction are employed.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors
distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register)
and/or word choice are present.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present,
but are not overly distracting to the reader. Audience-appropriate
language is employed.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors,
although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of sentence
structures and effective figures of speech.

The writer is clearly in command of standard, written academic English.

10.0 %Format

5.0 %
Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

None

Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Template is used, but some elements are
missing or mistaken; lack of control with formatting is apparent.

Template is used, and formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

Template is fully used; There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

All format elements are correct.

5.0 %
Research
Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and
reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and
style)

None

No reference page is included. No citations are used.

Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.

Reference page is included and lists sources
used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some
errors may be present.

Reference page is present and fully
inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and style
is usually correct.

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