Instructions: A major skill that is learned in this course is how to critically read and appraise nursing research articles. The purpose for appraising an article is to evaluate the research process followed by the author(s) of the assigned article. This information-intensive, time- intensive process is not learned overnight. To demonstrate your skill at appraising an article, you will complete this open-book short answer assignment. Here's how you should approach completing this week’s assignment to begin appraising an article: 1. First, do your assigned reading in Gray, Grove, & Sutherland (2017). This will introduce you to the skills you will need for the week. 2. Skim the entire instructor assigned research article that has been posted on Blackboard for you so that you will have an idea of what it is about. Then, for this week, re-read carefully the introduction / literature review /theoretical framework and methods sections of the article again. 3. Print the Research Article Appraisal, Part One Assignment and find the best answer to each question based on your Gray, Grove, & Sutherland (2017) assigned reading for the week and on what you have read in the instructor assigned research article. 4. Some of the questions in the appraisal assignment below will seem unfamiliar to you. Look up key terms from the question in your textbook. Some examples of these terms might be: problem statements, hypotheses, or variables. You can also look in Chapter 18 for an example of a critical appraisal (or critique) of a quantitative research article. 5. Download the Assignment so you can type in your answers. Once completed, upload your Assignment to the assignment link above by the time and date listed on the Course Schedule. Be thoughtful and review the information that has been given to you to complete this assignment. 6. APA will only apply to quotations and citations in the assignment as directed. Again, do not use quotations unless directed in the assignment. If you have questions about this assignment, you can post them to the Coach Group discussion board for help. Please do not ask the group for the answer as this would constitute academic dishonesty. Module 1: Research Article Appraisal, Part One
Article Critique Questions Student Answers Question #1: Introduction a) What are the qualifications of the researchers? b) Discuss the clarity of the title (type of study, variables and population are identified). c) Discuss the quality of the abstract. (includes purpose, design, sample, intervention and key results) a) Olubunmi Oyeleye, DNP, RN, has doctoral nursing education. Patricia Hanson and Nancy O’Connor both have PhD and RN education. Deborah Dunn has an RN and EdD education. All four researchers have doctoral level education, which provides experience with conducting and analyzing research while earning their education. They all have RN degrees, and therefore nursing experience, which gives them credibility for conducting their research in the field of nursing.
- Fall '16
- Denise Cauble
- Nursing, researcher, workplace incivility