Qualitative Research Study
Power Point Slide
The presentation should be 30-35 slides. The last slide should not be a reference slide since the full reference for the article being critiqued will appear on the first slide. Present the information in the order listed in the following guideline with an appropriate title on each slide. Please note: When writing about a study that has been done, past tense is used
1~ Title Slide – Identify the title of the article and the author(s) full names, credentials and affiliation. Also, include your name and credentials, NU512-50HY and date. Using APA format, cite the complete reference in a smaller font (size 18) than the rest of the title slide.
2~ Comment on the qualifications of the author(s).
3 ~ Describe why this study is of interest personally and professionally. ~ Purpose of the Study (quote and provide the page number using APA) ~ Research Design (ex. Cross-sectional, Correlational, 1 group tested twice, 2 groups, longitudinal, etc.) ~ Sample Size ~ Description of Sample (describe the actual participants, not the inclusion/exclusion criteria) ~ Provide details from the article and critique each area that follows. Be concise, use titles, use bullet points, and support with information from the book where appropriate and reference.
4 ~ Research Purpose ~ Is the purpose identified clearly? Where does it appear in the article, what section(s) and page #(s)? ~ Is it significant–does the researcher provide a good argument for significance? ~ How is it relevant to nursing/health care ~
5 Literature Review ~ Is it balanced, presenting literature that supports and that differs from the researcher’s position? ~ Is the review written critically (giving strengths and weaknesses of previous work)? ~ Is the review composed only of primary sources? Are references current, or a combination of current and classic?
6 ~ Concepts/Variables ~ Are the concepts (variables) defined clearly from a theoretical standpoint? ~ Are the concepts in the study appropriate to the problem? ~ Are the concepts relevant to nursing practice? ~ Are the means to measure the concepts appropriate?
7 ~ Design (overall) ~ Is the design clearly stated? What design was used? ~ How many times was data collected? Is this appropriate for the design being used? ~ Is the design appropriate to answer the research question?
8 ~ State the sample size and if there is more than one group being compared, the number of participants in each group? ~ Is the sample size adequate? Describe why. (Hint-Rule of 30.) Do not use a reported Power Analysis from the article.~ Is the sample likely to be similar to members of the appropriate population overall ~ Are the criteria for including and/or excluding people or items from the sample ~ clear and appropriate?
9 ~ Instrument: ~ How many instruments were used in the study? Provide the proper names. How many questions are on each instrument? ~ How are they scored (Likert scale, yes/no, true/false, etc.), and what do the scores represent (ex: the higher the score on HHI represents higher levels of hope). ~ What is the Cronbach Alpha Coefficient for reliability for each instrument completed by the participants in the study being critiqued?
10 ~ Data Collection: ~ Are the data collection methods described clearly? ~ Are the data collection methods appropriate? Could the researcher have affected the results of the study in some way related to the collection of data?
11 ~ Ethical Considerations ~ Does the researcher indicate that approval was obtained from appropriate institutional review boards? ~ Were the rights of human subjects protected (Was confidentiality maintained or were participants anonymous to the researcher? Freedom from coercion)? ~ Is there any possibility that the subjects might have felt pressured to participate or their responses influenced in some other way?
12 ~ Tables: (Address the 1st two items individually for each table; the remaining 6 items are about the tables in general ~ Describe what type of information has been displayed on each table. ~ Do the tables have a precise title? ~ Is the amount of information presented on each table appropriate? ~ Are the tables organized in a logical order? ~ Do the tables make it easier to understand the research findings? ~ Are the tables visually appealing? ~ Do the tables use an appropriate font type and font size? ~ Provide one suggestion to improve the display of information.
13 ~ Discussion and Interpretation of Findings: ~ Does the researcher discuss the findings in regards to previous research?~ Does the researcher discuss the findings in regards to the theoretical framework? ~ Does the researcher identify limitations of the study? How do these affect the quality of the study? Does the researcher discuss implications for practice? Are these appropriate? ~
14 Application to Nursing Practice:~ How applicable would the findings be to Advanced Nursing Practice in the U.S.?
15 ~ Suggest appropriate changes to the study’s research method that would improve the study (e.g. change in sample size, a more homogeneous group of participants different ways to collect data, additional times to collect data, etc.). Support comments with citations from your text or another scholarly source.
16 ~ Summary of what was presented in the powerpoint presentation and conclusions about the study critiqued~ You should use photos and/or graphs to enhance your presentation. Select words carefully, use bullets, and slides should appear uncluttered. Presentation should be visually appealing, as well as scholarly.