Nursing Journal Article Critique
This paper is a critical review of a professional article in "American Journal of Nursing" by Debra D. Meleski (2002) and entitled "Families with Chronically Ill Children: A Literature Review Examines Approaches to Help Them Cop."
# 62334 | 875 words | 1 source | APA | 2005 |
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This paper analyzes the article by Debra D. Meleski by evaluating the substantive qualities (research problem and purpose, research question and accompanying hypothesis/hypotheses, variable identification, supportive literature and conceptual framework), research methodology, research ethics, data interpretation, writing and presentation style and quality of presentation and writing. The author points out that omission of research tenets does not dismiss the importance of a literary manuscript as long as the authors adhere to other research requirements, namely, a statement of a research problem, a well developed presentation of the rational for the research investigation and an acknowledgement of what the research investigation purports to accomplish. The paper concludes that this particular journal article does not add to any scientific body of knowledge for the nursing profession, does not have any relative implication for nursing and does not impact on the role of the pediatric nurse.
From the Paper:"First of all the any article being reviewed must be reported as to type of research conducted, namely, quantitative or qualitative. As the Meleski article is a review of previous literature describing how best to assist families cope with chronically ill children, neither the quantitative or qualitative classification can be strictly applied. The most that can be said, without lessening the importance of the subject matter itself, is that the writing is of a historical type. One could, however, view the written presentation as being that which constitutes the "Literature Review" chapter of either a quantitative or qualitative study. In addition, being that the complete presentation is based on a literature review the author was able to avoid any statement of testable hypothesis, statistical data analysis, and data measurement."
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