can be deduced that intervention was valid to some extent for the current study

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can be deduced that intervention was valid to some extent for the current study (Stroubouki, 2012). Furthermore, the interventions are auditable and verifiable given that the researchers record every step they took in collecting data for the study. Besides, there is mention of preliminary testing, which confirms that the interventions were rigorously developed and
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ARTICLE CRITIQUE 7 implemented. To enhance data validity, three tests apart from the REGARDS were used to determine links between the study’s variables and provide feedback on the conceptualization of data. All the researchers are qualified and some of them work in nursing departments – as such, their input and selection of study procedures it is evident that they handled the study meticulously to minimize biases arising during the research period. Results and Data Analysis Despite failing to state clearly the research hypothesis/questions, the authors undertake comprehensive analyses to address their research area. Data management and analysis tools are explicitly mentioned and described in accurate detail – this was to ensure that even the most novice reader understand how the authors made their discoveries. The authors used REGARDS, regression analyses, and descriptive statistics to test the problem area accurately and diligently (Zhu et al., 2017). All these processes worked in harmony to help in the identification of patterns and themes in the dataset. Given the level of measurement of the variables, intergroup comparisons, and assumptions of the tests, it is safe to assume that the authors used data analytical strategies that were compatible with the research tradition and the nature of the collected data. This is evidenced by the provision of significant values for various study variables. What is more, the authors employed a powerful analytic method, which helped in controlling confounding variables. Demographic differences were rested using ANOVA while linear regressions with adjustment for confounders were essential in assessing the link between study scores. Bias and errors were minimized by the use of these techniques (Stroubouki, 2012). Since this was a quantitative study, an intention-to-treat analysis was not
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ARTICLE CRITIQUE 8 carried out – they study only sought to explore the link between the variables instead of mitigating their impacts. Findings All statistical values are presented within the study and the findings are well summarized and included good use by readers. Included under the ‘results’ section are the various scores and criterions that the researchers found to be the most relevant to the study’s objectives. The findings are well tabulated and appropriate explanations are provided to help even a layperson understand the message the authors are trying to convey. Additionally, various analyses were carried out to determine statistical significance and their results are clearly demarcated within the study in addition to confidence intervals (Stroubouki, 2012). The findings adequately and accurately capture the meaning of the data and fit perfectly with the objectives of the study.
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