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Critique Template for a Qualitative Study NURS 5052/NURS 6052 Week 6 Assignment: Application: Critiquing Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed Methods Studies (due by Day 7 of Week 7 ) Date: 1/13/2019 Your name: Desiree Welsch Article reference (in APA style): Lewis JA. Intrapartum Nurses’ Perceived Influence on Delivery Mode Decisions and Outcomes. MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 2013;38(4):257.   URL: - live&scope=site.   What is a critique? Simply stated, a critique is a critical analysis undertaken for some purpose. Nurses critique research for three main reasons: to improve their practice, to broaden their understanding, and to provide a base for the conduct of a study. When the purpose is to improve practice, nurses must give special consideration to questions such as these: Are the research findings appropriate to my practice setting and situation? What further research or pilot studies need to be done, if any, before incorporating findings into practice to assure both safety and effectiveness? How might a proposed change in practice trigger changes in other aspects of practice? To help you synthesize your learning throughout this course and prepare you to utilize research in your practice, you will be critiquing a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed- methods research study of your choice. If the article is unavailable in a full-text version through the Walden University Library, you must e-mail the article as a PDF or Word attachment to your Instructor. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE 1. Research Issue and Purpose What is the research question or issue of the referenced study? What is its purpose? (Sometimes ONLY the purpose is stated clearly and the question must be inferred from the © 2012 Laureate Education Inc. 1
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introductory discussion of the purpose.) The purpose of this study was to examine the role of the labor and delivery nurse in a nurse-managed practice model and the nurses’ perceived ability to influence decisions about mode of delivery and outcomes. 2. Researcher Pre-understandings Does the article include a discussion of the researcher’s pre-understandings? What does the article disclose about the researcher’s professional and personal perspectives on the research problem? The study took place in o ne nurse‐managed labor and delivery unit in a community‐based hospital near a major metropolitan area. A qualitative approach was used to examine experienced nurses’ perceptions about their role in decision making about mode of delivery, focusing on communication between the physician and the nurse during the interim period. Both of the authors seem knowledgeable since they are professors of the school of nursing.
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