Researcher Credibility ARTICLE CRITIQUE 10 The authors qualifications are

Researcher credibility article critique 10 the

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Researcher Credibility
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ARTICLE CRITIQUE 10 The authors’ qualifications are provided, and all work within nursing or health departments of various universities. This would imply that they have the necessary research skills and expertise to conduct such a study. However, their academic qualifications and statistical expertise for the study are not provided in the article (only one author works in a research department) (Zhu et al., 2017). While it is safe to assume that people working within nursing departments have expertise and knowledge about nursing, the same cannot be said about their research skills. The authors present their findings in a similar way to most researchers but a listing of attributes relevant to research would have enhanced a reader’s conviction in their interpretations and findings. Summary Assessment Despite its flaws, the report’s findings appear legitimate and realistic. Physical activity has a bearing on people’s lives and by reaffirming this connection, the results can be validated by any reader. Moreover, the methodology is structured in a way that makes it easy for the reader to determine the link between the various variables within the chosen sample. In addition to the findings, the evidence contained within the study is applicable to nursing practice and the nursing discipline in general. “Objectively measured physical activity and cognitive function in older adults” is an excellent article, which offers insight on the link between physical activities and cognitive functioning. It provides a proper critique of the research area, is ethical, and enlightening, which makes it a perfect fit for nursing.
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ARTICLE CRITIQUE 11 References Stroubouki, T. G. (2012). Understanding nursing research. Using research in evidence-based practice. Nurse Education in Practice, 12(4), e32. Vance, D. E., Talley, M., Azuero, A., Pearce, P. F., & Christian, B. J. (2013). Conducting an article critique for a quantitative research study: Perspectives for doctoral students and other novice readers. Nursing: Research and Reviews, 3(3), 67-75. Zhu, W., Wadley, V. G., Howard, V. J., Hutto, B., Blair, S. N., & Hooker, S. P. (2017). Objectively measured physical activity and cognitive function in older adults . Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 49(1) , 47-53.
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