Use the practice problem and a qualitative, peer-reviewed research article you identified in the Topic 1 assignment to complete this assignment.In a 1000-1,250 word essay, summarize the study, explain the ways in which the findings might be used in nursing practice, and address ethical considerations associated with the conduct of the study.Refer to the resource “Research Critique Guidelines” for suggested headings and content for your paper.Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.Research Critique GuidelinesTo write a critical appraisal that demonstrates comprehension of the research study conducted, address each component below for qualitative study in the Topic 2 assignment and the quantitative study in the Topic 3 assignment. Successful completion of this assignment requires that you provide a rationale, include examples, or reference content from the study in your responses.Qualitative StudyBackground of Study:úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Identify the clinical problem and research problem that led to the study. What was not known about the clinical problem that, if understood, could be used to improve health care delivery or patient outcomes? This gap in knowledge is the research problem.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ How did the author establish the significance of the study? In other words, why should the reader care about this study? Look for statements about human suffering, costs of treatment, or the number of people affected by the clinical problem. úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Identify the purpose of the study. An author may clearly state the purpose of the study or may describe the purpose as the study goals, objectives, or aims. úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ List research questions that the study was designed to answer. If the author does not explicitly provide the questions, attempt to infer the questions from the answers. úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Were the purpose and research questions related to the problem? Method of Study:úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Were qualitative methods appropriate to answer the research questions? úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Did the author identify a specific perspective from which the study was developed? If so, what was it?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Did the author cite quantitative and qualitative studies relevant to the focus of the study? What other types of literature did the author include?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Are the references current? For qualitative studies, the author may have included studies older than the 5-year limit typically used for quantitative studies. Findings of older qualitative studies may be relevant to a qualitative study.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Did the author evaluate or indicate the weaknesses of the available studies?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Did the literature review include adequate information to build a logical argument? úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ When a researcher uses the grounded theory method of qualitative inquiry, the researcher may develop a framework or diagram as part of the findings of the study. Was a framework developed from the study findings?Results of Studyúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ What were the study findings?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ What are the implications to nursing?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Explain how the findings contribute to nursing knowledge/science. Would this impact practice, education, administration, or all areas of nursing?Ethical Considerationsúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Was the study approved by an Institutional Review Board?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Was patient privacy protected?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Were there ethical considerations regarding the treatment or lack of?Conclusionúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Emphasize the importance and congruity of the thesis statement.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Provide a logical wrap-up to bring the appraisal to completion and to leave a lasting impression and take-away points useful in nursing practice.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Incorporate a critical appraisal and a brief analysis of the utility and applicability of the findings to nursing practice.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Integrate a summary of the knowledge learned.Quantitative StudyBackground of Study:úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Identify the clinical problem and research problem that led to the study. What was not known about the clinical problem that, if understood, could be used to improve health care delivery or patient outcomes? This gap in knowledge is the research problem.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ How did the author establish the significance of the study? In other words, why should the reader care about this study? Look for statements about human suffering, costs of treatment, or the number of people affected by the clinical problem. úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Identify the purpose of the study. An author may clearly state the purpose of the study or may describe the purpose as the study goals, objectives, or aims. úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ List research questions that the study was designed to answer. If the author does not explicitly provide the questions, attempt to infer the questions from the answers. úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Were the purpose and research questions related to the problem? ÿMethods of Studyúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Identify the benefits and risks of participation addressed by the authors. Were there benefits or risks the authors do not identify?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Was informed consent obtained from the subjects or participants?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Did it seem that the subjects participated voluntarily in the study?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Was institutional review board approval obtained from the agency in which the study was conducted?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Are the major variables (independent and dependent variables) identified and defined? What were these variables?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ How were data collected in this study? úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ What rationale did the author provide for using this data collection method? úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Identify the time period for data collection of the study. úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Describe the sequence of data collection events for a participant. úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Describe the data management and analysis methods used in the study. úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Did the author discuss how the rigor of the process was assured? For example, does the author describe maintaining a paper trail of critical decisions that were made during the analysis of the data? Was statistical software used to ensure accuracy of the analysis?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ What measures were used to minimize the effects of researcher bias (their experiences and perspectives)? For example, did two researchers independently analyze the data and compare their analyses? ÿResults of Studyúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ What is the researcher’s interpretation of findings?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Are the findings valid or an accurate reflection of reality? Do you have confidence in the findings?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ What limitations of the study were identified by researchers?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Was there a coherent logic to the presentation of findings? úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ What implications do the findings have for nursing practice? For example, can the findings of the study be applied to general nursing practice, to a specific population, or to a specific area of nursing? úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ What suggestions are made for further studies?Ethical Considerationsúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Was the study approved by an Institutional Review Board?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Was patient privacy protected?úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Were there ethical considerations regarding the treatment or lack of?Conclusionúÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Emphasize the importance and congruity of the thesis statement.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Provide a logical wrap-up to bring the appraisal to completion and to leave a lasting impression and take-away points useful in nursing practice.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Incorporate a critical appraisal and a brief analysis of the utility and applicability of the findings to nursing practice.úÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Integrate a summary of the knowledge learned.ReferenceBurns, N., & Grove, S. (2011). Understanding nursing research (5th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.RUBRICSRough Draft Qualitative Research Critique and Ethical Considerations THIS IS THE ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS WEEK, PLEASE BE CAREFUL YOU ALREADY KNOW ABOUT THE PAIN IN THE NECK.

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