Principles of Research & Evidence Based Practice Module

Principles of Research & Evidence Based Practice Module (2000 words)
2 articles to critique (each article 1000 words)
Research approach:-(with reference)
Is it quantitative or qualitative or mixed?
Is this appropriate for the research purpose?
Sampling:- (with reference)
What type of sampling has been used?
E.g.:- purposive, convenience, random, etc. Is this appropriate for the study?
Methods of data collection:- (with reference)
What did they use to collect data?
Interview, focus groups, observation, questionnaires, measurement etc.
Was this appropriate for the research approach used?
Validity &reliability OR trustworthiness & credibility:- (with reference)
How did the researchers ensure these? What were the limitation (if any)?
Ethical consideration:- (with reference)
Was the study granted ethical approval? What about other issues such as informed consent, confidentiality, anonymity, fairness etc?
Analysis:- (with reference)
How were the data analysed? Was the technique appropriate for the research approach/data?
Results:- (with reference)
How were results presented?
Were they clear?
Did they answer the research question?
Discussion:- (with reference)
Did the authors discuss the results in the context of previous findings?
Limitation of the study:- (with reference)
Did the authors identify limitation? If not, did you pick up any significant limitation?
Strengths:- (with reference)
Overall, what was good about this article?
Implication of the study for practice:- (with reference)
What are the key implications for practice that arise from the study?
1). Original research: Empirical research- Quantitative
“The relationship between nurse staffing and inpatient complications
Journal of advanced Nursing 71(4),800-812. doi:10.1111/jan.12572
Louise Winton Schreuders, Alexandra P. Bremner, Elizabeth Geelhoed &Judith finn
Accepted for publication 6 October 2014
2). Family carers
Becoming a caregiver: new family carers’ experience during the transition from hospital to home
Angelika Plank, Valentina Mazzoni and Luisa Cavada
Accepted for publication 8 oct 2011
journal of clinical nursing,21,2072-2080,doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.04025.x
Plagiarism 10%.
One reference compulsory for each 100 words.
For reference, Books & Article should be within last 5 years.

Eg:- of ref model (Harvard referencing)
As a professional discipline, this knowledge is important for guiding practice. (Liehr & Smith, 2008).

Ref list eg:-
Royse, D.D. (2008) Research methods in social work(5th ed.), Stamford : Cengage Learning

Preference link for Research Assignment
• Joanna Briggs InstituteURL
• National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)URL
• Scottish Inter-collegiate Guideline Network (SIGN)URL
• The Cochrane CollaborationURL
• Library LinksURL
• Evidence Based Practice, MOH, SingaporeURL