The aim therefore, is to critique and evaluate the chosen article in terms of strengths and weaknesses, to demonstrate an understanding of the research process and to relate this to professional practice.
According to Smith (1997), good critiquing skills will prevent nurses from accepting inept research findings.
However the task of critiquing is according to Lo Biondo-Wood & Haber (2006) a challenging one and can only be effectively achieved through much practice and skill.
Framework for analysis The framework used to critique this piece of research is the Lo Biondo-wood and Haber (2002, (appendix 2).
Silverman (2005) proposes that research is not a luxury for the academic, but a tool for developing the quality of nursing decisions, prescriptions and actions.
As nurses we have a research responsibility, neglect of that responsibility could be classified as professional negligence. Middle In purposive sampling individuals are selected to participate in research based on their firsthand experience with a culture, social interaction, or phenomenon of interest (Streubert and Carpenter 1999). Introduction Introduction Alasad J., M Ahmad (2005): Communication with critically ill patients. Critical evaluation of research The purpose of this assignment is to critically evaluate the research article entitled above.Hek et al (1996) say that when we critique research material it is important to identify both the strengths and weaknesses of the study.One of the most widely recognized nursing theories is the Transcultural Nursing Care Theory.The researcher, who coined the idea, is believed to be the draftswoman of nursing cultural theory.Unlike quantitative research, there is no need to randomly select individuals, because manipulation, control, and generalization of findings are not the intent of the inquiry.This type of sampling aims to commit to observing and interviewing people who have had experience with the culture or phenomena of interest (Streubert & Carpenter 1999).Interpreting and understanding research is a fundamental part of the process involved in working towards evidence-based nursing.It is essential that nurses are able to make judgements about the value of research, before altering their practice.Sample size should generally be determined before the study is conducted and the general rule of thumb is always to use the largest sample possible (Lo Biondo-Wood & Haber 2006).These principles are however not applicable to qualitative research, for which the researchers focus is to obtain rich data highlighting the participants lived experience.