This assignment will consist of a quantitative article critique with a focus on

This assignment will consist of a quantitative article critique with a focus on the methods, statistics, analysis and interpretation. It will be important to analyze and evaluate the article not just summarize – for example it is not enough to say the sample size was adequate. You should state the sample size and state why you know it was adequate. Do NOT cut/paste from the article- this is YOUR interpretation and analysis of the article. If you use Polit or another source to substantiate your comment, then reference the source. Do not include quotes in the critique. If you want more specifics to help you with the critique: check out Polit & Beck, (2017) on p:291 (304 in 2021 ed)- guideline for critiquing data collection plans in quantitative studies and structured data collection methods; p. 371- guideline for critiquing descriptive studies (p. 381), p. 399-guideline for critiquing bivariate inferential analyses (p. 408), p. 457- guideline for critiquing interpretations in discussion sections of quantitative research reports (p.465). These guidelines break down the components of the critique process for quantitative research. Write your critique directly into the rubric. Do not do it in paragraph form. FAQ on Critique Here are answers to questions students have asked about the Critique: 1. For our Quantitative Critique, is this supposed to be in paragraph/paper form? Or are we to fill out the rubric with our responses like the example does? You can use either method. You can fill in the rubric or you can use paragraph form- whichever way you prefer as long as you address the areas. Check with your faculty for their preferences. 2. If we are using the rubric table to enter our findings do we need to cite the article beside each set of answers or do we use citations only if we used another source to answer a question? The example didn’t list any citations or references so I just wanted to clarify. I am not using direct quotes but the answers do come from the research paper. Answer: When you complete the critique include the citation at the top of the page. Since a critique is by its very definition about a specific article, once you do that you have indicated where the information came from. Only if you use an outside reference to make a point (you don’t have to do this), do you need to reference any other document. 3. Do not use quotes in the critique; one of the important parts of this assignment is learning to synthesize the information and put it into your own words. 4. Use APA for the references- be sure to use 7th edition of APA. Here is a resource for you if you need help: Purdue Owl (Links to an external site.) 5. Do not double space in the table- it will be too large and cumbersome to use Example: article: Surgical Patient Satisfaction A Descriptive and Correlational Study.pdf- sample only- do not use. Example critique from above article: Surgical Patient Satisfaction Sample Quantitative Critique Rubric 5.25.2020.docx Quantitative Critique Rubric 2.6.2021.docx Choose from the list of articles attached. DO NOT USE YOUR OWN ARTICLE. YOU MUST CHOOSE FROM THE ARTICLES BELOW: 1. Harbman, P. 2014) The development and testing of a NP secondary prevention intervention for patients after acute myocardial infarction. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51, 1542-1556 NP Secondary prevention intervention.pdf 2. Hessler, K. (2105). Self efficacy and knowledge of nurse practitioners to prevent pediatric obesity. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11 (4), 402-408. NP knowledge and self efficacy pediatric obesity.pdf 3. Gasko, J. et al (2012). Effects of using simulation versus cd-rom in the performance of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. AANA Journal, 80 (4). S56-S59. 2012 Effects of Using Simulation Versus CD ROM in the Performance of Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia.pdf 4. Jessee, B. & Rutledge, C. (2012). Effectiveness of nurse practitioner coordinated team group visits for type 2 diabetes in medically underserved Appalachia. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. (2012). 24, 735-743. NP Effectiveness and diabetes.pdf Please note: 1. Be sure to use a model such as Johns Hopkins Evidence Level and Quality Guide (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)or another of your choice to identify the level of evidence of one of the articles above 2. Students earning < 80% will have an opportunity to revise their paper and resubmit it to improve their grade. This will be permitted only 1 time/per assignment; with grades of both papers counting toward the grade for the assignment. Quantitative Critique Rubric:5.25.20 Criteria Ratings Pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntent of the research: is the title clear? 1 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat is the RQ if stated? What is the hypothesis if stated? (3) What are the issues or variables being studied? What are the IV and DV variables? (3) 6 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSignificance of the study: How is the research problem significant to nursing, How will the findings improve practice (5 points) 5 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMethods: What is the study design? Describe. Was this appropriate? (5) What is the level of evidence in this research? Describe the model used to evaluate level of research. (3) 8 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWas the sample randomized or not randomized? (3) Was the process of sample selection addressed? Was the sample size adequate? Was a power analysis done? (3) What evidence was provided that biases were eliminated or minimized? What steps were taken to control confounding participant characteristics that could affect the equivalence of groups being compared? Were these steps adequate? (6) 12 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMethods: What were the inclusion and exclusion criteria? (3) Describe the instrument used- was it reliable/valid? Is this addressed? (3) 6 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProcedures: Describe how the data was collected. Was it consistent? (3) Was the DV always obtained in the same manner? (3) 6 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis: What type of analysis was done? Identify the statistics used- appropriate for level of measurement? All assumptions met? (5) Was analysis appropriate for the design/methods used? Was rational provided for the use of statistical tests? (3) 8 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWere the relevant sample demographics described? (3) Were they used to answer RQ when inferential statistics would have been more appropriate? (3) What were the results of the study? (3) Were any results significant? What do the tests tell about the RQ or hypotheses? (3) Were any tests non-significant? Is it plausible that these reflect a Type II error? (3) What factors might have undermined the study‚Äôs statistical conclusion validity? (3) 18 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWas an appropriate amount of statistical information reported? Are the findings clearly and logically organized? (3) Were tables or figures used to summarize large amounts of statistical information? (3) 6 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResults and interpretation: What was the researcher's interpretation of the results? Do the results make sense? (3) Did the researcher draw reasonable conclusions? (3) 6 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDo the researchers discuss the limitations of the study and their possible effects on the credibility of the research? (3) Did the researchers discuss the generalizability of the results? (3) Did the researchers discuss the implications for clinical practice? (3) 9 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWhat is your interpretation of the results? (3) How would you improve upon this study if you were to conduct a similar study? (3) 6 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCan the study results make an important contribution? (3) 3 pts Total Points: 100. Requirements: Normal size

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