Teens Deserve More than Abstinence
https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/teens-deserve-more-abstinence-only-education/2005-10 A research critique demonstrates your ability to critically read an investigative study. For this assignment, choose a research article related to nursing or medicine to critique. • The selected articles should be original research articles. Review articles, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, and systemic review should not be used. • Mixed-methods studies should not be used. Your critique should include the following: Research Problem/Purpose • 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? Theoretical Framework • 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. Variables/Hypotheses/Questions/Assumptions • 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? Methodology • 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? Data Analysis • 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 4–5 double-spaced pages plus a cover page and a reference page. The critique must be attached to the article and follow APA guidelines