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The choice of evaluation tools is as important as is the methodology.

What tools have you seen used and how well did it work? Looking at a program or project evaluation, what tools were used? If you would have used a different tool to a project what would it have been and why?

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When the term "evaluation tool" is used, I'm assuming it's in reference to data analysis as opposed to checks for validity in responses, e.g., questionnaires. If I'm wrong, please contact Brainmass regarding changing the charge associated with my response.

The appropriate evaluation of data is a question that every researcher, when planning a project, must address as I suspect you're aware. I'll give you an example from my own fellowship research which dealt with the effects of paralyzing the chest wall muscles (temporarily) on pulmonary function. This was of more ...

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The choice of data analysis tools may make the difference between finding equivocal results or significant results. A model system for evaluating pulmonary function changes with chest wall paralysis was evaluated in two different studies, one assuming a normal distribution of results, the other using linear regression of multiple dependent variables on two independent variables. The results of the studies are discussed.

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Critique a qualitative research study and write a summary using the Research Article Evaluation Tool for quantitative research studies.

Attached is the evaluation tool in which the paper in which must be critiqued is attached as well. You can pretty much use a local New Jersey (fake) hospital to apply the review areas to that fake workplace.

An evaluation tool serves as a helpful guideline to assist in the critical appraisal of research studies. The qualitative study tool serves as a guideline to reflect the uniqueness of the qualitative research paradigm, specifically, its concerns with meaning, context and depth. Particular emphasis lies on the areas of study context and the process of data collection and analysis. The tool has six sub-sections: study evaluative overview; phenomenon studied and context issues; ethics; data collection, analysis and researcher bias; policy and practice implications; and other comments. It provides a template of key questions to assist in the critical appraisal of qualitative research studies.

Provide an adequate description using your critical thinking skills to apply the review areas to your workplace.

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