A sample quantitative nursing research article critique should begin by briefly summarizing the research article. This should include a summary of the research problem, the purpose of the study, the hypothesis, the research design and methods, and the results. The next step is to identify and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the study.
The strengths of the study should be evaluated by looking at its design, sampling, data collection methods, and statistical analysis. Was the research design appropriate for the problem being studied? Were the samples randomly selected? Was the data collection reliable? Was the statistical analysis appropriate? If so, the study can be considered strong.
The weaknesses of the study should also be evaluated. Was the research design appropriate for the problem being studied? Were the samples selected in a way that might have resulted in selection bias? Was the data collection reliable? Was there sampling error or selection bias in data collection? Were the statistical analyses appropriate and relevant to the results?
Finally, a critique of a quantitative nursing research article should include a discussion of implications for practice. What do the results mean for nursing practice? If the study was unconvincing due to weaknesses in design or lack of relevance to practice, then the implications for practice are limited. On the other hand, if the study was strong in design and relevant to practice, then there may be more significant implications for practice.
In conclusion, a sample quantitative nursing research article critique should include an evaluation of the articles strengths and weaknesses, as well as implications for practice. After reading a critique, readers should be able to get a good understanding of what was studied and the implications of the results.