A guide to critiquing a research paper on clinical supervision - NCBI
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Writing a critique paper takes a lot of time and effort. Often, students try to find shortcuts to complete the paper in time such as simply summarizing, paraphrasing or copying and pasting the text. Using these steps when critiquing an article will not earn you a decent grade. The assignment can be particularly tasking when the assigned text is complex. Even after reading it several times, you may still have no idea where to start in your analysis. You may also have little understanding of research designs, sampling methods, and data analysis techniques. The critique requires that you affirm or challenge the validity of these methods and still, demonstrate a high level of understanding of the content.
A guide to critiquing a research paper on clinical ..
This paper presents a critique of a qualitative research article titled: ‘Perceived support from healthcare practitioners among adults with type 2 diabetes’ (Oftedal et al, 2010) (appendix 1). To enable the critique of this article the Caldwell critiquing tool (2005) will be utilized. (Appendix 2)
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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. In this paper, we have taken a previously published article on nurses' judgements in abortion care performing a systematic critique of the merits of this research using a recognised critiquing framework.CONTENT:
The critique SHOULD NOT be a summary of the paper. You mustaddress the following questions in your critique:
1. What is the significance of this work and the questions addressed in it?
2. What are thestrengths and weaknesses of the research approach?
3. How well are the interpretationsand conclusions made by the author(s) supported by the data presented? Are therealternative explanations?
4. How far can theresults be extrapolated? In other words, does the design of the research and/or supporting studies allow its applicability to a wide range of ecosystems, geographic areas and times? Why or why not?
5. How do theconclusions drawn by the author(s) of this paper compare andcontrast with what others have found?
6. What questions doyou have that you now wish to explore further? For instance, howis this relevant to management applications and/or researchquestions?This assignment will critique the research paper “Patients’ case – notes: look but don’t touch” written by Bebbington, Parkin, James, Chichester and Kubiak (2003) (Appendix 1) using Benton and Comack’s (2000) framework (Appendix 2). This was selected because of the publicity that surrounds hospital acquired infection (Barrett, 2005).