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Title: A nurses' guide to the critical reading of research
Contributor(s): Ingham-Broomfield, Becky  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
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Abstract: Objective: A sound theoretical foundation to guide practice is enhanced by the ability of nurses to evaluate and implement research. This article provides a structured route to questioning the methodology of nursing research as well as aiding the construction of nursing research. Primary Argument: It is common for students to wonder about the relevance of research (Wright-St Clairand et al 2014). Gaining a degree in the health sector requires the nurse to be familiar with research in a way that informs practice (Wright-St Clair et al 2014). Nurses may benefit from a structured approach that helps them understand the sequence of the text and the subsequent value of a research paper (Moxham 2012). Conclusion: A framework is provided within this article to assist in the analysis of a research paper in a systematic, logical order. The questions presented in the framework may lead the nurse to conclusions about the strengths and weaknesses of research methods presented in a research article. The framework does not intend to separate quantitative or qualitative paradigms but to assist the nurse in making broad observations about the nature of the research.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32(1), p. 37-44
Publisher: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1447-4328
Field of Research (FOR): 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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