Critical analysis of a qualitative study

Prepare a critical analysis of a qualitative study focusing on the problem statement, study purpose, research question, literature review, and theoretical framework.

The completed analysis should be 750-1,000 words.

Refer Research Critique, Part 1. Questions under each heading should be addressed as a narrative, in the structure of a formal paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Research Critique, Part 1

To write a critical appraisal that demonstrates comprehension of the research study conducted, respond to each of the questions listed under the headings below.
Do not answer the questions with a yes or no; rather, provide a rationale or include examples or content from the study to address the questions.

Problem Statement
a? Identify the clinical problem and research problem that led to the study. What was not known about the clinical problem that, if understood, could be used to improve health care delivery or patient outcomes? This gap in knowledge is the research problem.
a? How did the author establish the significance of the study? In other words, why should the reader care about this study? Look for statements about human suffering, costs of treatment, or the number of people affected by the clinical problem.

Purpose and Research Questions
a? Identify the purpose of the study. An author may clearly state the purpose of the study or may describe the purpose as the study goals, objectives, or aims.
a? List research questions that the study was designed to answer. If the author does not explicitly provide the questions, attempt to infer the questions from the answers.
a? Were the purpose and research questions related to the problem?
a? Were qualitative methods appropriate to answer the research questions?

Literature Review
a? Did the author cite quantitative and qualitative studies relevant to the focus of the study? What other types of literature did the author include?
a? Are the references current? For qualitative studies, the author may have included studies older than the 5-year limit typically used for quantitative studies. Findings of older qualitative studies may be relevant to a qualitative study.
a? Did the author evaluate or indicate the weaknesses of the available studies?
a? Did the literature review include adequate information to build a logical argument?

Critical analysis of a qualitative study

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Added on 24.06.2015 00:07
Please make sure itS social work based! examples sexual abuse, addiction, homelessness, mental illness

Added on 30.06.2015 08:18
We have a huge problem. This pdf that you attached is not a qualitative study article. I attached an article that my professor asked us to review as you can see in the instructions he included. Where is the data you discussed in the paper. This needs to be corrected. The directions I provided guides you in locating an article! I need this corrected in 8 hours because this paper and article needs to be submitted!!

Added on 01.07.2015 16:45
He is an example of of my professor analyzed the article I provided you as an example. This can provide guidance in completing this paper. please make sure i have an attached copy of the article.