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Critique Template for a Quantitative 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): Cahill, A. G., Srinivas, S. K., Tita, A. T. N., Caughey, A. B., Richter, H. E., Gregory, W. T., … Tuuli. (2018). Effect of Immediate vs Delayed Pushing on Rates of Spontaneous vaginal Delivery Among Nulliparous Women Receiving Neuraxial Analgesia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association , (14), 1444. URL: ? direct=true&db=edsgea&AN=edsgcl.559333181&site=eds-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. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE © 2012 Laureate Education Inc. 1
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1. Research Problem and Purpose What are the problem and purpose of the referenced study? (Sometimes ONLY the purpose is stated clearly and the problem must be inferred from the introductory discussion of the purpose.) When a woman reaches the second stage of labor the management is either to start pushing immediately or delay pushing and wait for spontaneous descent. What is the effect of immediate vs delayed pushing during the second stage of labor on rates of spontaneous vaginal delivery among nulliparous women receiving neuraxial analgesia? 2. Hypotheses and Research Questions What are the hypotheses (or research questions/objectives) of the study? (Sometimes the hypotheses or study questions are listed in the Results section, rather than preceding the report of the methodology used. Occasionally, there will be no mention of hypotheses, but anytime there are inferential statistics used, the reader can recognize what the hypotheses are from looking at the results of statistical analysis.) Does immediate or delayed pushing results in higher rates of spontaneous vaginal delivery and lower rates of maternal and neonatal morbidities? The hypotheses would be to determine if
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