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Acquiring Knowledge Through an Article Review
A look at the critiquing process in developing a reliable and valid body of knowledge through the critique of the article "Factors Related to Tobacco use Among Adolescents in Southern Taiwan" (Lin, Tzeng, Lu, & Hsu, 2008),
# 147768 | 1,498 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper discusses how interpretation of results requires consideration of the clinical significance of the study findings, as well as their statistical significance and how a review of the literature can often reveal similar studies with different findings. The aim of this paper is to review, critique and synthesize a peer review quantitative research article titled "Factors related to tobacco use among adolescents in southern Taiwan" (Lin, Tzeng, Lu, & Hsu, 2008), using the checklist of questions located in the Vogt (2007) research manual.

First and in General
Questions and Variables
Questions about the Sample and Subjects
Questions about the Conclusions
Finally and Implied in the Answers to the Above Questions

From the Paper:

"The aim of the tobacco study is to provide a base of evidence with which school and public health nurses can design effective smoking prevention and cessation programs in school and community settings (Lin, Tzeng, Lu, & Hsu, 2008). The study provides needed information about the relatively unstudied subject of adolescent smoking behavior in southern Taiwan. In Taiwan, the "prevalence of smoking amongst adults is 50% for males, and 5.8% for females (Bureau of health promotion, DOH, 2007; as cited in Lin, Tzeng, Lu, & Hsu, 2008, p. 243)." Taiwan currently has 4.5 million smokers, with some 18,800 deaths each year related to smoking Lin, Tzeng, Lu, & Hsu, 2008). Most smokers began smoking during adolescence, and prevalence for males are 11.3% and 3.2% for females. The authors used a cluster-randomized sampling design. According to the authors the study questionnaire was administered by trained data collectors, including the authors, who were not associated with the school or students. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Marczyk, G., DeMatteo, D., & Festinger, D. (2005). Essentials of research design and methodology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons.
  • Lin, P., Tzeng, L., Lu, K., & Hsu, H. (2008). Factors related to tobacco use among adolescents in southern Taiwan. Journal of Nursing Research (Taiwan Nurses Association), 16(4), 243-251. Retrieved from
  • Vogt, W. P. (2007). Quantitative research methods for professionals. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

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