Critiquing qualitative journal article


This template is used to critique one of the following papers.
Carolan, M., Gill, G., & Steele, C. (2012). Women’s experiences of factors that facilitate or inhibit gestational diabetes self-management. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 12,99-110.
Ghezeljeh, T., Nikravesh, Y. & Emami, A. (2013). Coronary heart disease patients transitioning to a normal life: Perspectives and stages identified through a grounded theory approach. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jocn.12272


Title of the article:
1.         Background of the study (Total: 5 marks)
1.1 Briefly describe the health issue of the study focused?
1.2 What is the significance of the study?
2.         Overview of research design (Total: 5 marks)
2.1       What was the aim of the research?
2.2       What research design did the researchers use? Was it appropriate? Why/why not?
3.         Sampling (Total: 10 marks)
3.1       Who were the study participants?
3.2       What are the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the sample? Why is it important to have these criteria identified before recruitment?
3.3       What sampling technique was employed in this study? Was the sampling technique appropriate for the research design? Why/why not?
3.4       How was the sample size determined? Was it appropriate and why? 
4.         Data collection (Total: 10 marks)
4.1       How was the data collected?
4.2       Was the data collection method appropriate for the study question and the research design? Why/why not?
4.3       What measures were or were not taken to ensure rigour?
5.         Data analysis/findings (Total: 10 marks)
5.1       Identify and describe the data analysis? Was it appropriate? Why/why not?
5.2       What were the findings?
5.3       Can the study findings be used in other settings? Why/why not?
6.         Evidence utilization (Total: 5 marks)
Would you implement the findings of this study in clinical practice? Why/why not?  
7.         Presentation (Total: 5 marks)
7.1       Referencing in-text and in reference list conforms to APA referencing style
7.2       Critique support by relevant literature using at least 3 recent academic references published from 2009
7.3      Correct sentence, paragraph, grammatical construction, spelling, punctuation and presentation


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Critiquing qualitative journal article


This template is used to critique one of the following papers.
Carolan, M., Gill, G., & Steele, C. (2012). Women’s experiences of factors that facilitate or inhibit gestational diabetes self-management. BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 12,99-110.
Ghezeljeh, T., Nikravesh, Y. & Emami, A. (2013). Coronary heart disease patients transitioning to a normal life: Perspectives and stages identified through a grounded theory approach. Journal of Clinical Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jocn.12272


Title of the article:
1.         Background of the study (Total: 5 marks)
1.1 Briefly describe the health issue of the study focused?
1.2 What is the significance of the study?
2.         Overview of research design (Total: 5 marks)
2.1       What was the aim of the research?
2.2       What research design did the researchers use? Was it appropriate? Why/why not?
3.         Sampling (Total: 10 marks)
3.1       Who were the study participants?
3.2       What are the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the sample? Why is it important to have these criteria identified before recruitment?
3.3       What sampling technique was employed in this study? Was the sampling technique appropriate for the research design? Why/why not?
3.4       How was the sample size determined? Was it appropriate and why? 
4.         Data collection (Total: 10 marks)
4.1       How was the data collected?
4.2       Was the data collection method appropriate for the study question and the research design? Why/why not?
4.3       What measures were or were not taken to ensure rigour?
5.         Data analysis/findings (Total: 10 marks)
5.1       Identify and describe the data analysis? Was it appropriate? Why/why not?
5.2       What were the findings?
5.3       Can the study findings be used in other settings? Why/why not?
6.         Evidence utilization (Total: 5 marks)
Would you implement the findings of this study in clinical practice? Why/why not?  
7.         Presentation (Total: 5 marks)
7.1       Referencing in-text and in reference list conforms to APA referencing style
7.2       Critique support by relevant literature using at least 3 recent academic references published from 2009
7.3      Correct sentence, paragraph, grammatical construction, spelling, punctuation and presentation


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