The masterâ€™s degree prepared nurse is accountable for reading, understanding, interpreting, evaluating and applying research findings in his/her clinical practice. In this assignment each student will critique in writing, a nursing research article that describes findings of a quantitative research study. Two research articles will be provided and each student is to pick 1 of the 2 articles to complete this research study critique. APA format must be used for writing the critique. The final product should be approximately 6-9 pages excluding title page and references.
To assist students in this assignment resource articles have been posted which should be reviewed and incorporated as supporting evidence.
Grading Criteria for FINAL Critique of a Quantitative Research Article
Description and critique of the title and abstract
Description and critique of the research purpose, objective, and/or questions
Description and critique of the review of literature
Description and critique of the research study design including strengths/limitations
Description and critique of the sampling including size determination, sampling type, and sampling technique/frame.
Description and critique of the data collection procedures.
Description and critique of the data analysis plan and results.
Overall critique of the rigor of the study.
Reference listing, correct use of APA
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