Weekly Notes - A research critique is not just a summary of...

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A research critique is not just a summary of a study It is a careful appraisal of the study’s merits and flaws Function is not to hunt for and expose mistakes rather To objectively identify areas of adequacy and inadequacy, virtues as well as faults Should reflect a thoughtful, objective, and balanced consideration of study’s validity & significance
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To assist the investigator to refine a study Develop a better study To assess the worth/value of a study To decide if a study is worth replication To make a decision about publication
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Comment on the study’s strengths as well as its limitations Critique should be balanced Give specific examples of the study’s strengths and limitations Avoid vague generalizations of praise and fault finding
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Try to justify your criticisms Give rationale for how a different approach would have solved a problem that the researcher failed to address Be as objective as possible Avoid being overly critical of a study just because you are not interested in the topic of
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course NURS 400 taught by Professor Boyd during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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