Quantitative Research Critique on Clinical Alarms In Intensive Care

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Please use the following guide below to answer all the critique questions. I chose the following research paper to do the critique on: http://eds.b.ebscohost.com.db16.linccweb.org/ehost…


Use the following guide in
writing the critique:

1. Statement of the

 Is the problem/purpose
clearly stated?

 Is it easy to identify and

 Is it significant to nursing?

2. Review of Literature

 Is it recent? Five years or

 Were primary sources of
authorities or experts used?

 Is it relevant to the stated

 Does it provide a solid basis
for the study?

3. Conceptual/Theoretical

 Is there a theoretical or
conceptual framework, rationale, and/or map, and (if so) is it appropriate? If
not, is the absence of one justified?

 Are key concepts adequately
defined conceptually?

4. Hypothesis(es) or research

 Are research questions and/or
hypotheses explicitly stated? If not, is their absence justified?

 Are they adequately stated
with clear specification of key variables and the study population?

 Are they placed in the
contexts of a theoretical or conceptual framework?

5. Research Method(s)

 Were appropriate procedures
used to safeguard the rights of study participants? Was the study subject to
external review by an IRB/ethics review board?

 Was study designed to
minimize risk?

6. Research Design

 Does the approach fit the
purpose and hypothesis (es)?

 Was the most rigorous
possible design used, given the purpose of the research?

 Was the number of data
collection points appropriate?

 Did the design minimize
biases and threats to internal construct, and external validity of the study?

7. Population and Sample

 Was the population properly
identified and described? Was the sample described in sufficient detail?

 Was the best possible
sampling design used to enhance the sample’s representativeness? Were sample
biases minimized?

 Was the sample size adequate?
Was a power analysis used to estimate sample size needs?

8. Data
Collection and Measurement

 Are the
operational and conceptual definitions congruent?

 Were key
variables operationalized using the best possible method and with adequate

 Are
instruments objective? Reliable? Valid?

 Were data
collected in a manner that minimized bias? Were the staff that collected data
appropriately trained?

9. Data

 Were
appropriate statistical methods used, given the level of measurement of the
variables, number of groups being compared?

 Is a
thorough descriptive analysis given?

Presentation of Findings/Implications

 Are all
hypotheses discussed with findings adequately summarized, with appropriate use
of tables and figures?

 Are findings
reported in a manner that facilitates a meta-analysis and with sufficient
information needed for evidence based practice?

 Were the
recommendations for clinical practice and further research reasonable and

 Are
limitations presented and adequate?


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