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  Assignment – Critiquing Research II

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Using the same research article that was used for the assignment “Critiquing Research Part l”, use the questions below to write a critique of your research article. Answer all questions that apply to the quantitative and/or qualitative study that you selected. Include a title page and article citation (APA format) on the title page. Please save the research article that was critiqued in a .pdf and attach the article with the paper. Points will be deducted if the article is not submitted with the critique.

Critiquing Research Part II

IV. Research Design Is the research quantitative or qualitative?  If quantitative is it experimental or non-experimental? If it is a mixed-method design, did this approach enhance the study?  Is the design appropriate to answer the questions indicated by the problem and/or hypotheses?  Is the target population identified? Are eligibility criteria specified?  What type of sampling plan was used? What are key characteristics of the sample?  Is the setting appropriate for the study?

V. Data Collection  Is informed consent utilized?  Who collected the data?  How were data collected? (survey, interview, etc.)  Are the measurement instruments or tools clearly described?  What statistical tests were utilized?  Is reliability (consistence) and validity (accuracy and precision of measurement instruments) addressed?

VI. Interpretation, Discussion and Clinical Application Are all of the important results discussed?  State author’s conclusion and recommendations.  What are the author’s implications for practice?  Identify 3 researchable questions for further study. State if and when/where you would put the research findings into practice.

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