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Running head: CRITIQUE OF A RESEARCH REPORT 1Critique of a Research ReportAthabascau UniversityNursing 328: Understanding Research
CRITIQUE OF A RESEARCH REPORT 2Research is a significant element in all professions, especially in healthcare.Health care professionals, including nurses, use peer reviewed research articles or study to guide their everyday practice. Research needs to go through a rigorous process to ensure that it meets all scholarly standards as well as consists of high quality and evidenced-based information. Every research goes through a careful appraisal of its merits and flaws for the readers to ensure its validity and significance(Loiselle, Profetto-McGrath, Polit, & Beck, 2011). In this paper I will discuss a critique of a research report entitled “Exploring novice nurses' needs regarding their work-related health: a qualitative study” (Ketelaar, Nieuwenhuijsen, Frings-Dresen, & Sluiter, 2015) using all five dimensions of a research critique, including substantive and theoretical, methodological, ethical, interpretive and presentational dimension.Title and Abstract SectionThe title provides a summary of the article content. It clearly describes the research, without using irrelevant words. It is able to inform the reader of the research aim without becoming uninteresting. The author created a title that is straight forward, suggesting the key phenomenon and the group of participants under study. Key words serve as key elements in the article, includinghealth personnel, needs assessment, nursing students, occupational health services and primary prevention. Again, allowing the reader to know precisely what the article consists of.Abstract section clearly and concisely summarized the main features of the study. It provides readers a clear overview of the study including the purpose of the study, methods used, result findings and conclusion. The abstract of the research report permits the reader to decipher if the article is of their interest.
CRITIQUE OF A RESEARCH REPORT 3Substantive and Theoretical DimensionsThe research study was sound in terms of the significance of the problem. The authors identified the problem well that is present among novice nurses, including work-related health problems. Discussing problems like these are relevant to the world of nursing as it happens in every nurse’s life at some point, whether at the beginning of their career or throughout their career. They discussed how nursing is a kind of job that entails several work-related physical andpsychosocial health risk factors including some that cannot be avoided completely. The authors also acknowledged the importance of paying attention to occupational health support early, to prevent novice nurses from developing work-related health problems and to help them function optimally in spite of health problems (Ketelaar, Nieuwenhuijsen, Frings-Dresen, & Sluiter, 2015). They also included a literature review to describe what existing knowledge there is regarding the problem. Relevant background literature was reviewed and synthesized.