Their discussion of circumcision pp begins with a claim that because only 16 actually 9 according to their own table of the men aged were intact compared to 26 of the 81 older menthere was "a medical trend toward urging routine circumcision of the newborn male infant. They also assume their sample of volunteers who were comfortable having sex in front of the experimenters was representative of the whole population of the US, and the 35 intact ones representative of all intact men. They continue in prose famous for its obscurity and ugliness: The phallic fallacy that the uncircumcised male can establish ejaculatory control more effectively than his circumcised counterpart was accepted almost universally as biologic fact by both circumcised and uncircumcised male study subjects.
What was the rationale for using only patients with a diagnosis of hypertension that was currently being treated? There does not appear to be an independent control utilized in this study. This lack of an independent control limits the validity of this study.
Qualitative Critique of Design Article Phenomenology is utilized in the area of inquiry in the experiences of individuals within their life world. The researchers indicate that bracketing was used before data collection.
Descriptive phenomenological was appropriate for the design of this study. This study meets criteria for convenience sampling. Qualitative Sampling Methodology Palese, et al.
This study meets the criteria for purposeful sampling. Critique of Sampling Methodology Quantitative Critique of Sampling Methodology The convenience sampling that was used in recruiting all male patients who were on blood pressure medications is a glaring bias in this study.
There was no information provided addressing why the patients were presenting to the clinic.
There are many interventions that can raise blood pressure. For example, the study conducted by Marshall, Anantharachagan, Choudhary, Chue and Kaurhis, investigated the effect of situational anxiety on blood pressure experienced in anticipation of a blood test.
The researchers addressed known influential factors verbally, but not all factors were controlled during the experiment. For example, time of day, the white coat effect along with respirations and heart rate were not addressed in the results.
Qualitative Critique of Sampling Methodology Based upon information provided this study was appropriate conducted as a purposeful sampling but, this study also appears to meet the criteria for convenience sampling.
There may have been more information provided if the study was expanded beyond 21 participants and occurred at more than one facility. The researchers did not indicate if saturation had occurred and in light of 21 participants this is not surprising.
The experiences of the 21 participants were adequately described and their personal experiences were documented. Verbal consent was obtained; informed consent does not appear to have been obtained.
Confidentiality and privacy rules were not addressed.
The study consisted entirely of males and the rationale for the exclusion of females was not addressed. There are also ethical concerns when you involve a specific group veterans who are dependent upon a certain facility for healthcare. Because of this dependence the participants may have felt coerced to participate.
Qualitative Ethical Considerations Palese, et. Approval for the study was obtained from a university research headquarters and all involved departments. Informed consent was obtained for the first contact and was reevaluated throughout the process.
The quantitative research performed by Foster-Fitzpatrick et. They limited their study when they focused on males with known hypertension that was currently being controlled by medication. For a quantitative study the Foster-Fitzpatrick et.
At first look, I connected with the quantitative study on a professional level. I initially thought this was good research that would apply to my practice of nursing. After critiquing this study I was surprised and disappointed, but it was a good lesson learned.
The qualitative research performed by Palese, et.In natural sciences and social sciences, quantitative research is the systematic empirical investigation of observable phenomena via statistical, mathematical, or computational techniques.
The objective of quantitative research is to develop and employ mathematical models, theories, and hypotheses pertaining to phenomena. The process of measurement is central to quantitative research because. QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH ARTICLE CRITIQUE GUIDELINES Instructions: Please critique the research article of your choice by addressing the following questions.
This project is worth 10 points, and point will be deducted from the total points Yes, but sample information was missing, and no recommendations were mentioned.
Quantitative Critique 3 in the literature is noted regarding national turnover rates for new RNs which is a good reason to choose this topic as a research study. This paper is a critique of several different aspects of the research study including: data collection methods, sample and design, hypothesis, purpose and problem statement, review of the literature, and findings of the study.5/5(8).
Design. This review of the literature used systematic principles in searching CINAHL, Medline and PsycINFO for healthcare research studies which employed a mixed methods approach and were published in the English language between January and September QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH ARTICLE CRITIQUE GUIDELINES Instructions: Please critique the research article of your choice by addressing the following questions.
This project is worth 10 points, and point will be deducted from the total points including the research problem, Sample, methodology, findings, and recommendations?