Neighborhood perceptions and hypertension among low-income black women: a qualitative study

Neighborhood perceptions and hypertension among low-income black women: a qualitative study

Neighborhood perceptions and hypertension among low-income black women: a qualitative study

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Critique #1 Qualitative Research Article:  

 

 

Critique Areas QUESTIONS
Problem Statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Is the problem properly introduced and fully explained? Why does this research need to be done?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose and Research Questions

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Is the purpose of the study (the reason for conducting the research) explained? Describe the purpose of this study.

 

 

 

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CRITIQUE TOPICS QUESTIONS
   Methods  Were qualitative methods appropriate to answer the research questions? Explain.

 

Literature Review

 

 

 

 

Is the literature review relevant to the study, comprehensive, and include recent research (within the last 5 years)? Does the literature review support the need for the study?

 

 

CRITIQUE TOPICS QUESTIONS
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Theoretical Framework

 

  Is the theoretical framework described?

  What is the theoretical framework?

   If there is no framework, should there be?    

Research Method

 

  What research methods were used?

Is the research design appropriate for this study?

 

Sampling and Sample

 

.   How were the participants selected?

      What were the inclusion and exclusion criteria?

How many people participated in the study?

How many did not complete the study?

     

 

 

 

CRITIQUE TOPICS QUESTIONS
   
Data Collection

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How was the data collected?

What is the time period for data collection of the study?

Protection of Participants

 

 

Protection of Participants

Was informed consent obtained?

What are the benefits and risks of participating in this study?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRITIQUE TOPICS QUESTIONS
   
   
Results:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results

Summarize the results of this research study. Did the results address the purpose of the study?

Are the results clearly explained in the text, tables, and figures?

 

 

 

 

CRITIQUE TOPICS QUESTIONS
 Discussion: Are the results explained in relationship to the theoretical framework, research questions, and significance to nursing?

 

 

 

 

CRITIQUE TOPICS QUESTIONS
 

  Limitations/Implications:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are the limitations presented and their implications discussed?

 

 

 

 

 

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Conclusion:  

Are there recommendations for nursing practice, future research, and policymakers?  Summarize the recommendations.