Qualitative Nursing Research Analysis
This is an assignment in which you will critically analyze and appraise a qualitative nursing research article. There is one part to this assignment, due this week.
The following document provides a template with further instruction for completing Critical Analysis and Appraisal: Qualitative Nursing Research. In order to fill out the document, you will need to download it and open in through Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded here. Uncheck all of the optional offers and click “Download Acrobat Reader.”
This is a modified appraisal tool. In the assigned Week 5 readings, you will notice there are several tools mentioned that are available to analyze and appraise various studies. One toolset comes from the Critical Appraisals Skills Programme (CASP) website. There are several CASP Appraisal Checklists. Since the intention here is to critically assess a qualitative study, the CASP Qualitative Checklist is appropriate. Note that if we were assessing a non-qualitative piece, we would select a different checklist.
Using the criteria in the template provided, analyze and appraise your selected qualitative research article. Fill out the assessment entirely, being sure to add rationales and explanations in all comment sections.
Working within the same group, you will select and analyze a primary report of qualitative nursing research published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies. Note that this is a professional, peer-reviewed nursing journal. Select a report from one of the following volumes: 107-114 (Please note that this journal does not use issue numbers). Or you may select a primary qualitative study published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship. This journal is published for members nursing’s honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International. You may select an article from Volume 51-issues 1-3. The first author of the article must be an RN. Quantitative, mixed-methods, concept analysis, secondary analysis, and integrated, scoping or systematic review publications should not be used for this assignment.
- The completed tool checklist PDF; do not present and submit in the form of a scholarly paper (i.e., written in paragraph/narrative form).
- Your selected research article as a PDF. (must be submitted with the above document or a zero grade will be recorded; additionally, 1.2 points will be deducted if faculty must request your article submission).