In this assignment, you will be conducting a critical appraisal of a qualitative research study. You may choose the qualitative study of your choice. However, the study article must have been published within the last FIVE (5) years. You will write an APA formatted paper following the criteria below: (PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THE CRITERIA BELOW AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN YOUR PAPER)
IDENTIFYING THE PHENOMENON
1. Is the phenomenon focused on human experience within a natural setting?
2. Is the phenomenon relevant to nursing and/or health?
STRUCTURING THE STUDY
3. Does the question specify a distinct process to be studied?
4. Does the question identify the context (participant group/place) of the process that will be studied?
5. Does the choice of a specific qualitative method fit with the research question?
6. Are the biases of the researcher reported?
7. Do the researchers provide a structure of ideas that reflect their beliefs?
8. Is it clear that the selected sample is living the phenomenon of interest?
9. Are data sources and methods for gathering data specified?
10. Is there evidence that participant consent is an integral part of the data-gathering process?
11. Can the dimensions of data analysis be identified and logically followed?
12. Does the researcher paint a clear picture of the participant’s reality?
13. Is there evidence that the researcher’s interpretation captured the participant’s meaning?
14. Have other professionals confirmed the researcher’s interpretation?
DESCRIBING THE FINDINGS
15. Are examples provided to guide the reader from the raw data to the researcher’s synthesis?
16. Does the researcher link the findings to existing theory or literature, or is a new theory generated?
The paper must contain the following criteria:
The assignment must have a minimum of two references.
All references must be cited within the text and all in-text citations must have a reference.
The paper must be written in APA format using either the 6th or 7th edition.
The paper must have an introduction and a conclusion.
The paper must have a separate references page formatted in APA style.
The paper must be a minimum of three double-spaced pages, which does not include the cover and reference pages.