Paradigms, methods and methodology Noella Mackenzie and Sally Knipe Charles Sturt University In this article the authors discuss issues faced by early career researchers, including the dichotomy, which many research textbooks and journal articles create and perpetuate between qualitative and quantitative research methodology despite considerable literature to support the use of mixed methods. The authors review current research literature and discuss some of the language, which can prove confusing to the early career researcher and problematic for post-graduate supervisors and teachers of research.
Moreover, there was explicit clarification of the study specific objectives. Design The researchers did not explicitly mention an appropriate explanation for using mixed method approach as a research design. In the current study the quantitative component of the study was the dominant; followed by the open-ended questions, it seems that the open-ended questions were used to explain the quantitative results.
Indeed, the mixed method design it is not the appropriate design, if the survey asks open-ended question at the end of a questionnaire that is not considered as a mixed method. The process of gaining consent from the participant was not evident in the article, the researcher just mentioned the information latter without any details.
Also, there was no evidence that the aim of the study explained in detail to the participants. The researchers did not provide adequate explanations of how they addressed the anonymity and confidentiality issue to protect the rights of the participants.
Sampling Strategy Sampling strategy was not clearly stated. The researchers were not justifying the appropriateness of the technique. However, the researcher included all the accessible subject as a part of the sample, implicitly it was a convenient consecutive sampling technique, choosing the sample was appropriate in term of feasibility.
On the other hand, the eligibility criteria were not clarified appropriately, for example, some questionnaires were excluded either because of linguistic problems or because the child was under neonatal care, however, other exclusion criteria were not discussed.
The steps of developing the questionnaire to fit the study were explained adequately. The researchers noted that they did two steps pilot test before data collection.
The researchers gave an adequate explanation of the data collection procedure, they mentioned that questionnaires and information letters were sent to these mothers 5—6 weeks after childbirth, together with a reply envelope.Quantitative Research Article Critique.
Corey J. Ivany (MUN ID#: ) Education Memorial University of Newfoundland Abstract. This paper is an academic critique of an article written by de Jager, Reezigt, and Creemers () titled: The effects of teacher training on new instructional behaviour in reading comprehension.
Qualitative Article Critique Paper details: Attached are the guidelines to develop the review, plus the article that need to be used Guidelines for Qualitative Nursing Research Critique Analyze and critique a quantitative nursing research article from a nursing research journal published within the past 5 years.
The reflective and interrogative processes required for developing effective qualitative research questions can give shape and direction to a study in ways that are often underestimated. Good research questions do not necessarily produce good research, but poorly conceived or constructed questions will likely create problems that affect all .
Qualitative Research Article Design The design for this research was a descriptive phenomenology study. This was clearly identified “a phenomenology study was conducted with the purpose of describing the human experience of patients undergoing awake craniotomy.
Qualitative Critique: Missed Nursing Care 6 the findings of commonly missed nursing care as well as the poor outcomes associated with care omission. The use of sources is not utilized when describing reasons for missed nursing care.
The findings are easily transferrable to other hospital settings, and the authors allude to this in the discussion.
The article will be reviewed using the Cormack () framework for evaluation of primary research articles, and will draw on other published research on qualitative methodologies to evaluate the article and its importance for nursing knowledge and practice.