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Research Reports

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Debbie Stevens

on 9 August 2012

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Transcript of Research Reports

Debbie Y. Stevens
Nursing 371
Spring 2012

How to conduct a critique Design (re)VISITED Discussion Believability? Theoretical Framework Introduction Interpreting Findings Research literature review generalizability Critique:[kri-teek] Writing Style building scholarship Analysis DESCRIPTIVE Correlational statistical tests significance sample numerical presentation TABLES Now it's your turn! POPULATION Group Activity Qualitative Research Methodology introduction Background Design Data Collection Theoretical Framework Analysis & Results Discussion Please get into groups of four and use the Research Report Evaluation Tool to review the Riegel et al. article. You will have 30 mins for this exercise and then we will reconvene to discuss results. Each group will need a spokesperson!! :-) P-values Research Process Specific Aims | Methodology Evaluating Research Reports an article or essay criticizing a literary or other work; detailed evaluation; review.
a critical comment on some problem or subject
the art or practice of criticism. ABSTRACT author Title Robustness recent
key words
identify gaps
original sources conceptual models used to guide the study

Framework identifies various concepts
and the relationships BETWEEN those concepts

research study BUILDS on theory through
empirical observations

CLEARLY defined and explained Population & Samples
Data Collection
Instrument & Tools
Validity CHARTS & GRAPHS DESIGN Quantitative vs. Qualitative?
Case Study
Cross Sectional Why critique?

How To's

Research Stuff

Stats stuff

Quan AND Qual ...

pulling it all together Dimensions Substantive Theoretical ETHICAL Methodological Interpretive Stylistic Lit Review clinical implications logical consistency significance Descriptive Statistics?

Statistical Tests for each hypotheses?

Significant Results?

Tables used wisely?

Appropriate reporting?

Sufficiently objective? Statement of Problem current gaps Purpose of the Study This is what we don't know WE have a big problem This is why we need to do this... Significance - so what? (cc) photo by tudor on Flickr This is why it matters clearly stated?
Congruent w/data? (t=1.99, p<.001) (n=259) (Mean=30.5, SD 5.2) STATS 101 Thank You!! How about a break? Descriptive vividness
Methodological congruence
Analytical and interpretative preciseness
Philosophical or theoretical connectedness
Heuristic relevance The exercise of a critique was a useful task to apply the knowledge of research.
Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the study including the constraints and limitations, helps to review the research process.
The research critique gives room for the authenticity of the information and to analyze the credibility of the findings and to weigh the evidence base in terms of practicality, objectivity, utilization, application and replication possibility. CONCLUSION: Comprehension
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