Assignment Instructions for Qualitative Research Critique:
The Qualitative Research Article Critique assignment provides an opportunity for students to write a formal paper reflecting review and critique of one of the two provided qualitative research articles. The critique is an analysis of the qualitative research article.
The primary citations and references for the formal paper are the selected article and Polit and Beck (2020), MSN 600 required research textbook. Other current professional resources may be included to support rationale for questions.
The Qualitative Research Critique Paper Question Guide lists the guiding questions per research component to answer for the assignment.
A link for the Qualitative Research Critique Paper Question Guide is listed below.
Please synthesize answers to questions on the Qualitative Research Critique Paper Question Guide and per Polit and Beck (2020) textbook to fully meet grading criteria on the Qualitative Research Critique Grading Rubric.
The Qualitative Research Critique Grading Rubric is provided below.
Students need to address each research component thoroughly based on the content of the article, synthesizing and providing rationale for each of the statements. If a research component is not addressed in the article, students must explain whether or not this is justified and provide rationale.
The Qualitative Research Critique paper is a formal paper:
Your paper must include a title page, abstract with keywords, an introduction, body of the paper, personal reflection/conclusion, and a reference page (listed on a separate page following the conclusion of the paper).
The paper should be a minimum of nine pages and no more than ten pages, excluding title, abstract, and reference page. Points may be deducted for not meeting the page limit requirements.
The paper is to be written using APA (2020) 7th edition format including the professional paper required elements. Refer to sample professional paper in APA (2020) 7th edition manual for examples.
Review the template MSN 600 Template for Qualitative Research Article Critique Paper Spring 2022-1.docx provided to you, how the headings correspond to the rubric, and the formal critique in Polit and Beck.
Citations and references must be included to support information shared in the paper. Citations and references need to reflect required readings as well as current (within the last three to five years) professional sources. Please review discussion board section of MSN 600 syllabus for what constitutes professional sources.
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