Search for a single qualitative nursing research article, using the Advanced Search feature in CINAHL or EBSCO Host databases. After you click on “Advanced Search” type your subject heading in the search box AND Qualitative Research. You may also limit your search to full text, research article, English Language, Journal Subset-Nursing, Clinical Queries: Qualitative – Best Balance, Publication Type-All, Published in last 5 years. Email a copy of your article to the instructor for approval one week before the due date.
Write a summary and concise appraisal of the study. Analyze the work’s quality using the steps in the critical appraisal process outlined in the textbook (Grove et al., 2015., pp. 389-384). Say what is good, but also be critical and find something wrong! It may be helpful to write it a few days before it is due, re-look at it a day later, then revise it to make it less repetitive and more concise. Try it and you’ll see how it can improve your writing skills!
Use the APA format with title page, introduction, critique, conclusions, and the complete reference at the end. The summary should be primarily in your own words. Use direct quotes sparingly (i.e. for purpose of the study) and include page number for direct quotes.
Cite source of article in first sentence of paper in (Author, Year) format Qualitative study approach of the article Level of research evidence (based on Levels of Research Evidence by Grove, Gray, & Burns, 2015, p. 24) Purpose of the research article State purpose of your paper 2. Identify the Components of the Research Process
Were the following parts of the research report plainly identified?
Introduction (problem, purpose, literature review, framework, objectives, questions) Methods (qualitative approach, sample, data collection methods) Results (themes supported by direct quotes from participants) Discussion (findings, conclusions, limitations, transferability, implications, and suggestions for further research) 3. Determine the Strengths and Weaknesses
Dependability (documentation of steps taken during data collection and decisions made during analysis) Confirmability (extent to which other researchers can review the audit trail and agree that the conclusions are logical) Credibility (findings or themes and confidence that results reflect views of the participants) Transferability (applicability in other settings with similar participants).
4. Conclusion: Evaluate the Trustworthiness and Meaning of Study Findings
Limitations of the study Nursing implications and unique insights that this study provided. Your conclusion of critical appraisal