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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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Description:

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.

Outline:
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 http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010135639&site=ehost-live
  • Vogt, W. P. (2007). Quantitative research methods for professionals. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

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APA Format

Acquiring Knowledge Through an Article Review (2011, June 29) Retrieved February 27, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/acquiring-knowledge-through-an-article-review-147768/

MLA Format

"Acquiring Knowledge Through an Article Review" 29 June 2011. Web. 27 February. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/acquiring-knowledge-through-an-article-review-147768/>

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