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Q: critical analysis of nursing research ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: critical analysis of nursing research
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: princess3681-ga
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Posted: 28 Sep 2004 02:16 PDT
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Question ID: 407317
Just wanted some tips on research, I have to critically analyse 2
pieces of research relating to nursing and write 1500 words on each
article. Any tips
Subject: Re: critical analysis of nursing research
Answered By: librariankt-ga on 28 Sep 2004 06:29 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there -

I think you'll find some good tips on how to evaluate and critically
appraise nursing research in the literature on evidence based nursing
(EBN).  EBN looks at the available evidence (usually in peer-reviewed
research articles) about treating disease/patients and evaluates that
research in the context of the particular situation the nurse finds
her/himself in.

Here are some tutorials on EBN: 

UNC Health Sciences Libraray: Evidence Based Nursing
In particular, I think the third step, "Appraise"
( is most
applicable to your current situation.  There are a number of links to
articles and websites that discuss methods of research evaluation.

University of Minnesota: Evidence Based Nursing
This one has a table of questions to ask that influence the validity
and strength of research in a paper.

McGill University Health Centre
The section on Critical Appraisal
( lists links to
further sources of information on evaluating/analyzing research.

I hope these sources help you!  The process of critically appraising
someone else's work can be challenging but also very interesting.  I
found these tutorials by doing a search of Google for "evidence based
nursing", which term I knew from my professional life.  Please let me
know if I can help you further with this or any other question.

princess3681-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks for your prompt reply and great help much appreciated

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