[SOLVED] How does quantitative research apply to nursing.
Im working on a Nursing question and need guidance to help me study.
Answer the following questions in complete sentences:
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE GUIDE
Use the following guide in writing the critique:
1. Statement of the Problem/Purpose
? Is the problem/purpose clearly stated?
? Is it easy to identify and locate?
? Is it significant to nursing?
2. Review of Literature
? Is it recent? Five years or newer?
? Were primary sources of authorities or experts used?
? Is it relevant to the stated problem?
? Does it provide a solid basis for the study?
3. Conceptual/Theoretical Framework
? Is there a theoretical or conceptual framework, rationale, and/or map, and (if so) is it appropriate? If not, is the absence of
? Are key concepts adequately defined conceptually?
4. Hypothesis(es) or research question(s)
? Are research questions and/or hypotheses explicitly stated? If not, is their absence justified?
? Are they adequately stated with clear specification of key variables and the study population?
? Are they placed in the contexts of a theoretical or conceptual framework?
5. Research Method(s)
? Were appropriate procedures used to safeguard the rights of study participants? Was the study subject to external review by
an IRB/ethics review board?
? Was study designed to minimize risk?
6. Research Design
? Does the approach fit the purpose and hypothesis (es)?
? Was the most rigorous possible design used, given the purpose of the research?
? Was the number of data collection points appropriate?
? Did the design minimize biases and threats to internal construct, and external validity of the study?
7. Population and Sample
? Was the population properly identified and described? Was the sample described in sufficient detail?
? Was the best possible sampling design used to enhance the samples representativeness? Were sample biases minimized?
? Was the sample size adequate? Was a power analysis used to estimate sample size needs?
8. Data Collection and Measurement
? Are the operational and conceptual definitions congruent?
? Were key variables operationalized using the best possible method and with adequate justification?
? Are instruments objective? Reliable? Valid?
? Were data collected in a manner that minimized bias? Were the staff that collected data appropriately trained?
9. Data Analysis
? Were appropriate statistical methods used, given the level of measurement of the variables, number of groups being
? Is a thorough descriptive analysis given?
? Were Type 1 and Type II errors avoided or minimized?
10. Presentation of Findings/Implications
? Are all hypotheses discussed with findings adequately summarized, with appropriate use of tables and figures?
? Are findings reported in a manner that facilitates a meta-analysis and with sufficient information needed for evidence based
? Were the recommendations for clinical practice and further research reasonable and complete?
? Are limitations presented and adequate?