The ecological generaliziability for the study is fairly high.
Informed consent was obtained for the first contact and was reevaluated throughout the process. They limited their study when they focused on males with known hypertension that was currently being controlled by medication.
The power of the study needs to be increased by obtaining a larger sample size. This method would have given a good cross-section of gender and coaching experience for a variety of sports. What was the rationale for using only patients with a diagnosis of hypertension that was currently being treated?
Qualitative Research Article Design The design for this research was a descriptive phenomenology study. It would have also been possible to actually go to individual schools and meet with the coaches as a group to administer surveys.
An additional set of questions regarding the personal history of the coach in question could have helped reduce many of these threats. The experiences of the 21 participants were adequately described and their personal experiences were documented.
It is not unreasonable to suppose that coaches of female athletes, particularly at the junior high and high school levels, will demonstrate more social support than those of male athletes. Without these, it is impossible to evaluate the potential meaningfulness of this study.
Verbal consent was obtained; informed consent does not appear to have been obtained. There does not appear to be an independent control utilized in this study.
I initially thought this was good research that would apply to my practice of nursing. After critiquing this study I was surprised and disappointed, but it was a good lesson learned. If the program has had several losing seasons in a row, perhaps the attitude of the coach could be different than that of a coach who has recently won a state title.
There were significant differences between the three levels. Once again, a better analysis method could have been chosen based on the nature of the data collected.
Critique of Sampling Methodology Quantitative Critique of Sampling Methodology The convenience sampling that was used in recruiting all male patients who were on blood pressure medications is a glaring bias in this study. The nature of the sport could also be critical.
At first look, I connected with the quantitative study on a professional level.
It involves an interpretive, naturalistic approach to its subject matter and gives priority to what the data contributes to research questions or existing information. The socioeconomics and population of the school itself could play a factor. The researchers mention that the scales were given in a variety of settings.
There are a number of other factors that could effect the internal validity of the study, yet were not addressed by the researchers. The research conducted by Palese, Skrap, Fachin, Visioli and Zannini is a qualitative study of the subjective data collected from patients who experienced while-awake craniotomies.
Junior high coaches also demonstrated a lesser degree of social support than either the high school or college coaches. The three coaching levels scored differently on three of the six behaviors:This article presents a framework nurses can use to read and critique a research article.
In a quantitative study, the significance of the statistical tests is important. Checklist for reading and critiquing a research article.
1. Critiquing the research article a.
Title describes the article b. Abstract summarizes the article. Critique of Design Quantitative Critique of Design Article The research question concerns a possible causal relationship between the independent and dependent variable.
Crossing the leg is the manipulation, as the independent variable, and the patient’s blood pressure is the ependent variable. As far as research for healthcare practice is concerned, quantitative studies hold better status than those based with a qualitative paradigm (Hek, p 19; Newman et al, p ; Pepler et al,p 23).
There is however no real discussion of the underpinning. Quantitative Critique 3 in the literature is noted regarding national turnover rates for new RNs which is a good reason to choose this topic as a research study. Here is a really good example of a scholary research critique written by a student in EDRS The student who submitted this paper last semester earned a on his critique.
The content of the paper is right on track. applicable for normally distributed, quantitative data. The analysis showed there were no.
Step'by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: quantitative research Michaei Coughian, Patricia Cronin, Frances Ryan Abstract When caring for patients it is essential that nurses are using the.Download