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An analysis of "A Study of Critical Thinking and Research Utilization Among Nurses" by Joanne Profetto-McGrath, Kathryn L. Hesketh, Sarah Lang, and Carole A. Estabrooks.
# 152044 | 1,435 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on Nov 16, 2012 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Literature (General)


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Description:

This paper examines how the link between critical thinking dispositions (CTD) and research utilization (RU) was virtually unknown prior to the publication of the journal article titled, "A Study of Critical Thinking and Research Utilization Among Nurses," by Joanne Profetto-McGrath, Kathryn L. Hesketh, Sarah Lang, and Carole A. Estabrooks. The paper further discusses how the article reports on a study that had been conducted to confirm the existence of a relationship between CTD and RU and helped determine if this relationship affects nurses' abilities to make logical, evidence-based decisions. The paper offers a critique of the article as well as of the study details and results.

Outline:
Introduction
Study Problem
Study Purpose
Hypothesis
Conceptual Framework
Review of Related Literature
Study Design
Sample and Setting
Data Collection Methods
Results
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The concept of CTD has been previously defined by a number of experts in the field. However, there are some conflicting perspectives on this topic. For this study, researchers used the CTD definition as provided by the American Philosophical Association (Facione, 1990b), which states, "The ideal critical thinker is habitually inquisitive, well informed, and trustful of reason, open-minded, flexible, fair minded in evaluation, honest in facing personal biases, prudent in making judgments, willing to reconsider, clear about issues, orderly in complex manners, diligent in seeking relevant information, reasonable in the selection of criteria, focused in inquiry, and persistent in seeking results which are as precise as the subject and the circumstances of inquiry permit." By choosing a clear and well-established definition as the study framework, it appears that the research findings would likely be more clear and concise as a result. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Estabrooks, C.A. (1997). Research utilization in nursing: An examination of formal structure and influencing factors. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Facione, P. A. (1990a). California Critical Thinking Skills Test - Form A. Millbrae, CA: California Academic Press.
  • Facione, P. A. (1990b). Critical thinking: A statement of consensus for purposes of educational assessment and instruction. The American Philosophical Association Delphi report. Millbrae, CA: California Academic Press. Retrieved from ERIC database. (ED 315-423)
  • Facione, P. A., & Facione, N. C. (1992). CCTDI: A disposition inventory. Millbrae, CA: California Academic Press.
  • Profetto-McGrath, J., Hesketh, K. L., Lang, S., & Estabrooks, C. A. (2003). A Study of Critical Thinking and Research Utilization Among Nurses, Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25(3), 322-337. doi: 10.1177/0193945902250421

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APA Format

Critical Thinking and Research Utilization Among Nurses (2012, November 16) Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/critical-thinking-and-research-utilization-among-nurses-152044/

MLA Format

"Critical Thinking and Research Utilization Among Nurses" 16 November 2012. Web. 19 October. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/critical-thinking-and-research-utilization-among-nurses-152044/>

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