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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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Below, please find a guideline to help you develop this critique further using the Research Article Evaluation Tool for a study in the U.S.A which could be modified to refer to a hospitalin New Jersey.

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Critique of Qualitative Research Study
This guide uses the article titled " Executive Leadership Development in U.S Health Systems (Mc Alearney et.al 2010)
1. Citation
The citation for this article is
McAlearney, A, S; Sinioris, M. (2010) Executive Leadership Development in U.S Health Systems .Journal of Healthcare Management; 55(3). 206.
2. What is the purpose of the article?
2.1 The purpose of this article is to interrogate the importance of Executive Leadership Development (ELD) in health care organizations, how widespread its implementation is across the United States and to further study how it is applied, lessons learned and views from employees.
2.2
2.3 The author in this case has used the findings to state the purpose of the study. For instance the heading clearly states the dangerous multi-drug prescription of both opioids and sedatives. In stating that "multidrug use is the trailing edge of the opioid epidemic" (Sullivan 2015), the author is indirectly bringing out the objectives of the study in finding out the extent of the problem. Can you guess what the author is trying to do? (hint: effect on breathing and risk overdose death)
3. Theoretical Framework
3.1 This section is also referred to as the literature review section. In your own words, what theoretical framework guides the study?
3.1.1 The following theoretical framework( theories and ideas that exist in relation to this subject )that guide the study
3.1.1.1 That ELD is effective in the provision of skills and developing those employees who lead organizations successfully (according to Bass 1982, Collins and Holton 2004)
3.1.1.2 According to Kirkpatrick (2005).
3.1.1.3 ELD can be used to drive the organization's strategic framework of objectives and activities in line with its mission for positioning the organization for advantage against competition in order to make it successful .(Allen 2002, Corporate University Exchange 2005a)
3.1.1.4 ELD can strengthen skills required for leadership development which gives an organization a better competitive edge over others. (McCall 1998, Vicere and Fulmer 1998, Dixon 1993, Day, Zaccaro, and Halpin 2004).
3.1.1.5 ELD is among the top three contributors to employee satisfaction resulting in better staff retention in an organization (Shah et. al 2001)
3.1.1.5.1 Retention is very vital to healthcare organizations given the difficulties experienced in recruitment and retaining executive level staff in these organizations.
3.1.1.6 ELD programs encourage staff to learn on the job and this creates a skilled staff pool who have a potential to strengthen the organization leadership efficiency and effectiveness.(Baird ...

Solution Summary

The research article evaluation tool can be used to critique elements of an article that do not serve the full purpose of presenting information in an objective manner.
This solution has used the tool to evaluate an report of an article on Executive Leadership Development in U.S Health Systems as an illustration of its implementaion. This helps the student in using the tool in other selected articles of medical concern for example.
References have been cited for the student to use fort further practice.

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Choose a qualitative article that will be used in your final project. Provide a brief critique of the article, commenting on the following:

1. The purpose and goal of the study as stated or implied by the problem statement, research question(s), and hypothesis(es).
2. The source of information for data and the sampling methods used to select participants or data sources.
3. The data collection methods, such as interviews, surveys, observation, review of existing documents, or other tools or measures.
4. The fit between the intended purpose of the study and the methods chosen.
5. The transferability of the study in terms of what population and setting the results could justifiably be generalized to. This should be tied to the sampling or selection method used.
6. The study's dependability, credibility, conformability, or verifiability, as appropriate.
7. The type of research method and design used.

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