Critique of Research Studies – Part 1
Critiqueof Research Studies – Part 1
Article critique often ascertains whether a peer-reviewed paper hasmet all the requirements. At times, the research might have missedcertain concepts, and the analysis will highlight the need foradditional information to make it more credible. This essay willprovide an article critique of two research papers while showingtheir strengths and weaknesses too.
The title “Care as a Matter of Courage: Vulnerability, Sufferingand Ethical Formation in Nursing” summarizes the content of thepaper and reveals the issues to be covered. Hence, it gives a propersummary and gives the reader a rough picture as well. The abstractdoes not provide a detailed analysis of the article. Perhaps, theauthor could have structured the abstract based on the subtitles toguide the reader in the issues that the paper will talk about. Theintroduction, on the other hand, includes a comprehensive review ofthe topic while looking at the problems that the nurses face.Identifying some of the crucial aspects of the paper gives it aproper analysis, and it also shows the direction that the paper willtake. It clearly summarizes what the paper will cover, and that isessential in guiding the reader through the problems, solutions andmore that should be expected. The hypothesis provides the fundamentalquestion that will be analyzed and how the study will interview thenurses while being objective to avoid any unnecessary information.The paper lacks a literature review, and the background is the onlypart that has slightly looked at the previous scholars and what theysaid about the topic. Perhaps, looking at the literature reviewdeeply could have provided enough information needed to deal with theissues highlighted. Lastly, the authors have cited Steinar Kvale’slevels of interpretation that is applied when looking at interviewsand ensuring that they are properly analyzed (Thorup et al., 2012).The paper does not incorporate any theoretical framework to evaluatethe paper.
On the other hand, the article “Nurse Exposure to Physical andNonphysical Violence, Bullying, and Sexual Harassment: A QuantitativeReview” provides the type of research to be conducted and theissues that will be covered. The abstract is well-presented,and the authors have provided the subtitles that capture each part ofthe research that they will talk about. Hence, the reader has a roughpicture of what he or she should expect while going through thepeer-reviewed article. The paper does not have anintroduction, but, it has a background that has captured the mainissues that the paper will have. It offers the reader an idea of thedetailed analysis that the paper will look at. The statement of theproblem insists how the paper is different from others and it mainlywants to evaluate the rate of exposure of the nurses to the violencein the clinical setting (Spector et al., 2014). The hypothesis alsoreminds the reader that it will look at the exposure rate of thenurses being involved in the different non-physical forms ofviolence, sexual abuse, and physical assault in the clinical setting.It also shows how unique it is from the other scholarly articleshandled that were on the same paper. The background also actsas the literature review, and it incorporates some of the assumptionsthat authors had on the topic. However, the paper would havebenefited greatly by using a more detailed look at the previousscholarly workers to understand how different the study identifiesits issues. The authors decided to operationalize the violence as thepercentage of the sample so that they can make a rough estimation ofthe rate of exposure.
In conclusion, the essay has revealed how the research papers arewell-structured, but, a few elements need proper changes to make thearticles more presentable. In overall, they have incorporated theimportant aspects that the scholarly papers should contain. Both ofthem seem to miss the literature reviews that could have made themmore convenient.
Spector, P. E., Zhou, Z. E., & Che, X. X. (2014). Nurse exposureto physical and nonphysical violence, bullying, and sexualharassment: A quantitative review. International Journal ofNursing Studies, 51(1), 72-84.
Thorup, C. B., Rundqvist, E., Roberts, C., & Delmar, C. (2012).Care as a Matter of Courage: Vulnerability, Suffering and EthicalFormation in Nursing Care. Scandinavian Journal of CaringSciences, 26 (3), 427-435.
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