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Evaluating A Research Article

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The following questions are provided in the answer:

Is this qualitative or quantitative?

What is the study design?

What criteria did you use to determine study design?

Does this research article generate support for evidence-based practice?

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Mark, B. & Belyea, M. (2009). Nurse staffing and medication errors: Cross-sectional or longitudinal relationships? Research in Nursing & Health, 32, 18-30.

1. Is this qualitative or quantitative?
The article provided by Mark and Belyea uses quantitative data collection and analysis methods. According to Creswell (2009), determining quantitative data collection and analysis suggests that examining the relationships between and among variables is central to answering questions and hypotheses through surveys and experiments. In contrast, qualitative data collection and analysis is focused on identifying emerging themes and participant epiphanies and experiences. Clearly, the article by Mark and Belyea is quantitative in nature due to the means in which data was collected; ...

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In this posting, you will learn how to evaluate a research article. The article that is provided comes from the nursing discipline, but can be applied to any other discipline.

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1).Briefly define what is a Research article?

2). Briefly how does research articles differs from other types of informative articles, such as magazine features or research papers, which typically address the topic in a general scope as a means of introduction? Provide an example.

3). As with any type of targeted writing, there is a protocol to follow when writing a research article in terms of layout. What keywords or indicators in the title to help one to identify this type of article (Research Article)? Other words what should the title provide to help one to identify the type of scholarly article that they have selected? Provide an example.

4).What keywords or indicators in the abstract portion of the research article to one identify this type of article (Research Article)? Other words what should be in the abstract portion of a research article to help one identify the type of scholarly article they have selected? Provide an example.

5).Provide a general overview of a Review Article. Summarize the main points based on this type of scholarly article (e.g., for a research article, summarize research questions, population, findings, limitations, and recommendations for future study).

Minimum of 350 words and least two scholarly references preferably one from the American Psychological Association manual to answer this posted question. Limit the use of direct quotes, and do your best to critically evaluate and synthesize the solution that you are presenting to this posted question in your own words wherever possible. Make sure to include in-text citations and a reference list as appropriate. Use proper APA formatting; including in-text citations is necessary.

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