Article Critique: Findings of a Qualitative Study
What experience, situation, or subculture does the researcher seek to understand?
Does the researcher want to produce a descriiption of an experience, a social process, or an event, or is the goal to generate a theory?
How was data collected?
How did the researcher control his or her biases and preconceptions?
Are specific pieces of data (e.g., direct quotes) and more generalized statements (themes, theories) included in the report?
What are the main findings of the study?
Answer the following questions as Yes, No, or Not Clear.
Is the study published in a source that required peer review?
Were the methods used appropriately for the study purpose?
Was the sampling of observations or interviews appropriate and varied enough to serve the purpose of the study?
*Were data collection methods effective in obtaining in-depth data?
Did the data collection methods avoid the possibility of oversight, underrepresentation, or overrepresentation from certain types of sources?
Were data collection and analysis intermingled in a dynamic way?
*Is the data presented in ways that provide a vivid portrayal of what was experienced or happened and its context?
*Does the data provided justify generalized statements, themes, or theory?
Are the findings credible?
*Are the findings rich and informative? (yes, no, or not clear)
*Is the perspective provided potentially useful in providing insight, support, or guidance for assessing patient status or progress? (yes, no, or not clear)
Are the findings clinically significant? (yes, no, or not clear)
Do you feel this article would be useful for your project? Explain.
* = Important criteria
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