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NURS 3044: Research Methodology
Assignment 2: Part 1 and 2
Part 1: Assessing the quality of quantitative or qualitative research. (1500)
Part 2: Reflection (1000)
Part 1: Assessing the quality of quantitative or qualitative research (1500 word-equivalent)
Background
General Nursing students: You are aware that there is strong evidence of the benefit of immunisation for children and for public health. From your experience and from information on the internet, it would appear that the uptake of immunisation in some groups is suboptimal. You are thinking that there may be an opportunity to do some research. (2) the role of parent attitudes in influenza vaccination for children.
Before going any further, you decide to obtain some background information. You now need to consider whether a qualitative or quantitative approach is best suited to provide background information for the topic that you have chosen: ( I HAVE DECIDED TO GO WITH QUALITATIVE SO I HAVE ATTACHED THE QUALITATIVE TEMPLATE)
(1) the role of parent attitudes in influenza immunisation uptake for children.
To assist you, we have provided a qualitative and a quantitative research paper that you will now need to critique. You need to choose the one article that best suits the topic that you have chosen to research further
Article 2: Carlson, S.J., Scanlan, C., Marshall, H.S., Blyth, C.C., Macartney, K. and Leask, J., 2019. Attitudes about and access to influenza vaccination experienced by parents of children hospitalised for influenza in Australia. Vaccine, 37(40), pp.5994-6001.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.08.021
To complete part one of the assessment, you will now need to select the research method template that corresponds with the paper that you have chosen to critique:
(A) If you have selected that article using a quantitative research method, you will need to complete the tool for critiquing quantitative research.
(B) If you have selected that article using a qualitative research method, you will need to complete the tool for critiquing qualitative research.
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Assessment 2 template
Word count of the template = approx. 750 words
Tool for critiquing QUALITATIVE research (1500 word-equivalent)
Tool for critiquing qualitative research is modified based on the Critical Review Form-Qualitative Studies ©Law, M., Stewart, D., Pollock, N., Letts, L. Bosch, J., & Westmorland, M.
Instructions:
• Complete all of the questions in the template below in reference to the article that you have selected. Ensure that you have selected the correct template (quantitative or qualitative) to match the research method in the article that you have selected.
• Where there is a Yes/No option in the question, delete the option that does not apply.
Question 1: Study aim /Research question
(a) Did the study have a clearly stated aim/research question? Yes / No
(b) Explain your response below:
Question 2: Relevance to nursing/midwifery practice
(a) Explain how this question was relevant to nursing
Question 3: Ethics
(a) What were the possible ethical risks of participating in the study?
(b) What strategies were used and/or could be used to minimise these risks?
Question 4: Study Methodology
(a) What the chosen methodology for this study?
(b) Was this choice suitable for the given study aim/research question? Yes / No
(c) Explain your response to (b):
Question 5: Data Collection/Rigour
(a) Describe how the data was collected for this study (interview, observation, etc).
(b) Did the researchers provide the participants with the opportunity to check the collected data
or research findings (i.e. member checking)? Yes / No
(c) Did the researchers continue recruiting people to the study until data saturation was reached?
Yes / No
(d) Did the study use triangulation (i.e. multiple data collection methods, investigator triangulation or multiple sources of data)? Yes / No
(e) Explain how the use (or no use) of member checking, data saturation and triangulation impact on the trustworthiness of the overall research findings.
Question 6: Participants
(a) How many participants were included in the study?
(b) What were the inclusion and exclusion criteria?
(c) Explain how the participants were recruited.
(d) Describe the setting in which the study took place (hospital, community, etc).
Question 7: Research Findings (outcomes)
(a) What were the main findings of this study? (provide a dot point summary)
Question 8: Study limitations
(a) What were the limitations of this study?
(b) Explain why these are study limitations.
(c) Did the researchers disclose any personal ideas, experiences or knowledge that might influence the conduct and outcomes of the study? Yes / No
(d) Explain why personal ideas, experiences or knowledge may reduce the validity of the study
Question 9: Applicability to clinical practice
(a) Choose a suitable Levels of Evidence reference system, rate the Level of Evidence of this study accordingly, and explain your rating.
(b) Overall, should the outcomes of this study be used to inform evidence-based practice?
Yes / No
(c) Explain why the outcomes of this study should or should not be used to inform evidence-based practice.

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