Identify one article in which a qualitative approach was used. Prepare a 1400 – 1750 word, APA formatted document as outlined in the “Guidelines for Research Critique” document.
Guidelines for Analyzing a Qualitative Research Report
What is the problem the study was conducted to resolve?
Why is the problem an important one for nursing to study?
2. Study Purpose
What is the purpose of the study?
3. Research Question
What is the research question? If it is not stated, what would you say the research question is?
Would you say that the question is stated broadly enough for a qualitative study?
4. Study Design
What qualitative method is used?
In what way is the method used an appropriate one for this study?
5. Subjects and Setting
In what way is the method of obtaining subjects appropriate?
In what way is the size of the sample used adequate?
In what way was the setting in which data were collected an appropriate one for this study?
6. Data Collection Methods
In what way were the data collection procedures used consistent with the purpose of the qualitative approach selected?
In what way are the data collection procedures appropriate for this study?
In what way were the steps taken to protect the rights of subjects adequate?
What evidence is there that data saturation was achieved?
7. Data Analysis Procedures
In what way(s) are the data analysis procedures appropriate for the data collected?
In what way(s) are the data analysis procedures consistent with the qualitative method used?
What are two major strengths of the scientific merit of this study?
What are two major limitations of the scientific merit of this study?
To what extent are the study findings valid?
9. Results of the study.
How do the results of the study impact the overall implications of the design