Evaluate the findings and conclusions as to their significance for nursing.
For this assignment, choose a research article related to nursing to critique. Your critique should include the following:
� State the problem clearly as it is presented in the report.
� Have the investigators placed the study problem within the context of existing knowledge?
� Will the study solve a problem relevant to nursing?
� State the purpose of the research.
Review of the Literature
� Identify the concepts explored in the literature review.
� Were the references current? If not, what do you think the reasons are?
� Are the theoretical concepts defined and related to the research?
� Does the research draw solely on nursing theory or does it draw on theory from other disciplines?
� Is a theoretical framework stated in this research piece?
� If not, suggest one that might be suitable for the study.
� What are the independent and dependent variables in this study?
� Are the operational definitions of the variables given? If so, are they concrete and measurable?
� Is the research question or the hypothesis stated? What is it?
� What type of design (quantitative, qualitative, and type) was used in this study?
� Was inductive or deductive reasoning used in this study?
� State the sample size and study population, sampling method, and study setting.
� Did the investigator choose a probability or non-probability sample?
� State the type of reliability and the validity of the measurement tools.
� Were ethical considerations addressed?
� What data analysis tool was used?
� How were the results presented in the study?
� Identify at least one (1) finding.
Summary/Conclusions, Implications, and Recommendations
� What are the strengths and limitations of the study?
� In terms of the findings, can the researcher generalize to other populations? Explain.
� Evaluate the findings and conclusions as to their significance for nursing.
The body of your paper should be 5�6 double-spaced pages plus a cover page and a reference page. The critique must be attached to the article and follow APA guidelines.