critique of research article (scholarly articles only) – question attached

A research critique demonstrates your ability to critically read an investigative study. For this assignment, choose a research article related to nursing.

· Articles used for this assignment cannot be used for the other assignments (students should find new research articles for each new assignment).

· The selected articles should be original research articles. Review articles, concept analysis, meta-analysis, meta-synthesis, integrative review, and systemic review should not be used.

· Mixed-methods studies should not be used.

· Dissertations should not be used.

Your critique should include the following:

Research Problem/Purpose

· State the problem clearly as it is presented in the report.

· Have the investigators placed the study problem within the context of existing knowledge?

· Will the study solve a problem relevant to nursing?

· State the purpose of the research.

Review of the Literature

· Identify the concepts explored in the literature review.

· Were the references current? If not, what do you think the reasons are?

· Was there evidence of reflexivity in the design (qualitative)? 

Theoretical Framework

· Are the theoretical concepts defined and related to the research?

· Does the research draw solely on nursing theory or does it draw on theory from other disciplines?

· Is a theoretical framework stated in this research piece?

· If not, suggest one that might be suitable for the study.

Variables/Hypotheses/Questions/Assumptions (Quantitative)

· What are the independent and dependent variables in this study?

· Are the operational definitions of the variables given? If so, are they concrete and measurable?

· Is the research question or the hypothesis stated? What is it?

Conceptual Underpinnings, Research Questions (Qualitative)

· Are key concepts defined conceptually?

· Is the philoosoophical basis, underlying tradition, conoceptual framework, or ideological orientation made explicit and is it appropriate for the problem?

· Are research questions explicitly stated? Are the questions consistent with the study’s philosophical basis, underlying tradition, conceptual framework, or ideological orientation?

Methodology

· What type of design (quantitative, qualitative, and type) was used in this study?

· Was inductive or deductive reasoning used in this study?

· State the sample size and study population, sampling method, and study setting.

· Did the investigator choose a probability or non-probability sample?

· State the type of reliability and the validity of the measurement tools (quantitative only)

Qualitative studies (answer the following questions in addition to those above except the last bulleted item)

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Research Problem/Purpose

28 to >24.92 pts

Meets or Exceeds Expectations

Research problem, purpose of research, and relevance to nursing are clearly identified.

24.92 to >21.0 pts

Mostly Meets Expectations

Research problem, purpose of research, and relevance to nursing are somewhat identified.

21 to >16.52 pts

Below Expectations

Research problem, purpose of research, and relevance to nursing are mostly absent or misidentified.

16.52 to >0 pts

Does Not Meet Expectations

Research problem, purpose of research, and relevance to nursing are absent.

28 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Review of the Literature

42 to >37.38 pts

Meets or Exceeds Expectations

Concepts explored in the literature review are clearly identified. Critique of the references is included and well developed.

37.38 to >31.5 pts

Mostly Meets Expectations

Concepts explored in the literature review are somewhat identified. Critique of the references is included, but may not be fully developed.

31.5 to >24.78 pts

Below Expectations

Concepts explored in the literature review are misidentified. Critique of the references is severely lacking.

24.78 to >0 pts

Does Not Meet Expectations

Concepts explored in the literature review are absent. Critique of the references is absent.

42 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

Theoretical Framework

28 to >24.92 pts

Meets or Exceeds Expectations

A theoretical concept/framework is identified and well analyzed for appropriateness. If the article lacks a concept/framework, a suitable one is suggested.

24.92 to >21.0 pts

Mostly Meets Expectations

A theoretical concept/framework is somewhat identified and analyzed for appropriateness. If the article lacks a concept/framework, a potential concept/framework is suggested, but it is somewhat inappropriate.

21 to >16.52 pts

Below Expectations

A theoretical concept/framework is somewhat identified and analyzed for appropriateness. If the article lacks a

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Research Problem/Purpose

This research aims to find out the common childhood symptoms of impairment, grief, and distress and the interventions for supporting the grieving families and the acceptance and the feasibility. The workshop format goal was to help children develop and identify coping mechanisms that facilitate a person’s significant depth adjustment. The focus was to normalize and support primary social, foster resilience, and memory activities. The children left by their parents live with the memories of their parents, which can affect many things in their lives, including health issues (Schmidt & Brown,2017).

The investigators have placed the study problem within the existing knowledge because they used the closed-ended online survey questions to collect the data from participants. This study will solve a problem related to nursing, such as the mental healthcare problem related to the grief and distress that the children develop after the loss of their parents. Identifying these common childhood symptoms of suffering, impairment, and pain can help rescue children from mental healthcare problems and psychological health issues. The purpose of this research is to understand the effect of the children by grief and how to counter the situation or the needed support from the impact of the loss of a parent or sibling.

Review of the Literature

The concepts explored include community creation to reduce the feelings of isolation, the yield of the continuing bond with the deceased, and designing group discussions to help the children to share their experiences. Some of the references used were not current because their publication is beyond five years and others were recent since their publication is less than five years. The contemporary references were used to refer to the updated data. In contrast, the old references were used to make the basis of the argument of concepts in this study. The evidence of reflexivity was not in the design because there is no consideration of the beliefs and the culture and judgments by the researcher.

Theoretical Framework

Theoretical concepts are defined and related to the Research, including placing the children into closed groups according to age and the deceased. The Research is not solely on nursing theory. Still, it draws on theory from other disciplines because from the study, and it is open that the content was balanced between the grief-related discussions and creative activities. The theoretical framework is stated in this research framework in that the freeform commentaries analysis was done based on the pr