APA Format

 1) Minimum  2  full pages and full grid (No word count per page)- Follow the 3 x 3 rule: minimum three paragraphs per page

2)¨******APA norms

         All paragraphs must be narrative and cited in the text- each paragraph

         Bulleted responses are not accepted

         Don’t write in the first person 

         Don’t copy and paste the questions.

         Answer the question objectively, do not make introductions to your answers, answer it when you start the paragraph

3)****************************** It will be verified by Turnitin (Identify the percentage of exact match of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks) 

********************************It will be verified by SafeAssign (Identify the percentage of similarity of writing with any other resource on the internet and academic sources, including universities and data banks)

4) Minimum 5 references (APA format) per part not older than 5 years  (Journals, books) (No websites)

All references must be consistent with the topic-purpose-focus of the parts. Different references are not allowed.

Include the chosen article in the reference page. 

5) Identify your answer with the numbers, according to the question. Start your answer on the same line, not the next


Q 1. Nursing is XXXXX

Q 2. Health is XXXX




1. Make an introductory paragraph (1/2 page): Include level 1 and 2 headings

2. Purpose statement 

3. Analysis of the article (1 page)

4. Make a conclusion (1/2 page)

5 . Copy and paste the appropriate research critique grid (See file 1)

6. Complete each section of the research critique grid. 

a. In “Analysis” section of the research critique grid should be specific. 

i. Use bullet points for this section

ii. Support each yes/no analysis with comments. 

4. Critique the article and include the strengths and weaknesses. 

Include the chosen article in the reference page. 

Research Critique Framework: Qualitative

Aspect of the Report

Critiquing Questions





Is the title a good one, suggesting the phenomena and the group or community understudy?


Did the abstract clearly and concisely summarize the main features of the report (problem, methods, results, conclusion)?


Statement of the Problem

Was the problem stated unambiguously, and was it easy to identify?

Is the problem significant for nursing?

Did the problem statement build a persuasive argument for the new study?

Was there a good match between the research problem and the methods used – that is, was a qualitative approach appropriate?

Research Questions

Were research questions explicitly stated? If not, was their absence justified?

Were questions consistent with the study’s philosophical basis, underlying tradition, or ideological orientation?

Literature Review

Did the report adequately summarize the existing body of knowledge related to the problem?

Did the literature review provide a strong basis for the new study?

Conceptual/Theoretical Underpinnings

Were key concepts adequately defined conceptually?

Was the philosophical basis, underlying tradition, conceptual framework, r ideological orientation made explicit and was it appropriate for the problem?


Protection of Human Rights

Were appropriate procedures used to safeguard the rights of study participants?

Was the study externally reviewed by an IRB/ethics review board?

Was the study designed to minimize risks and maximize benefits to participants?

Research Design

Was the identified research tradition congruent with the methods used to collect and analyze data?

Was an adequate amount of time spent with study participants?

Did the design unfold during the data collection, giving researchers opportunities to capitalize on early understandings?

Was there an adequate number of contacts with study participants?


Sample and Setting

Was the population adequately