This presentation is an academic critique of a qualitative research article written by Anita Jablonski and Mary Ersek (2009) entitled: Nursing Home Staff Adherence to Evidence-Based Pain Management Practices. The study focused on whether or not evidence-based practices in pain management practices in nursing homes were being utilized to manage and assess persistent pain in the geriatric population.
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how we can critique a qualitative research article according to the criteria as recommended by McMillan & Wergin (1998:pp.7-12). The sample article being examined is by Goh (1999), A cognitive perspective on language learners’ listening comprehension problems. Whilst it is not possible to reproduce the article here, it is suggested that the critique procedure itself is being exercised in order to demonstrate its usefulness to readers of qualitative research. The guiding questions operate as effective criteria to understanding the quality and benefits of any given qualitative research paper.
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This presentation is a critique of a research article written by Patricia Newcomb and Paula Webb (2009) entitled: Relationship of nurse job satisfaction to implementation of a nursing professional practice model. The study focused on whether or not there was evidence of change in nurse satisfaction when a nursing practice model was changed as part of an organization’s effort to achieve Magnet characteristics. The research was designed to address the recurring nursing shortages coupled with the quality of contemporary health care and the need to recruit and retain a framework of professional nurses in hospitals. Recruitment and retention of staff nurses is determined to a large extent by nurse satisfaction with work (Newcomb & Webb, 2009). To restate, the purpose of this paper was not to be overly critical of a piece of qualitative research but rather to demonstrate how we can critique a qualitative research article according to the criteria as recommended by McMillan & Wergin. The guiding questions operate not only as effective criteria to understanding the quality and benefits of a qualitative research paper, but they also highlight the level of difficulty that is involved in undertaking empirically sound qualitative research. The ultimate goal of nursing research is the generation of an empirical knowledge base to guide nursing practice (Burns & Grove, 2003). With this goal in mind, Koniak-Griffin, Lesser, Uman, and Nyamathi, in their article "Teen Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Unprotected Sexual Activity" (2003), conducted a research study that examined the sexual behaviors and attitudes toward condom use of adolescent mothers from ethnic minority backgrounds. The purpose of this paper is to critique the above research article, which will include a preliminary overview, an analyses of the title, abstract & credentials of researchers, significance of the study and its relevance to nursing, and the ethical framework.Critiquing a nursing research article requires an understanding of the trends, obstacles and research reports that are currently and historically relevant in...