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Research Question
What is the research question? If it is not stated, what would you say the research question is?
Would you say that the question is stated broadly enough for a qualitative study?

Study Design
What qualitative method is used?
In what way is the method used an appropriate one for this study?

Subjects and Setting
In what way is the method of obtaining subjects appropriate?
In what way is the size of the sample used adequate?
In what way was the setting in which data were collected an appropriate one for this study?

Data Collection Methods
In what way were the data collection procedures used consistent with the purpose of the qualitative approach selected?
In what way are the data collection procedures appropriate for this study?
In what way were the steps taken to protect the rights of subjects adequate?
What evidence is there that data saturation was achieved?

Data Analysis Procedures
In what way(s) are the data analysis procedures appropriate for the data collected?
In what way(s) are the data analysis procedures consistent with the qualitative method used?

Strengths/Limitations
What are two major strengths of the scientific merit of this study?
What are two major limitations of the scientific merit of this study?
To what extent are the study findings valid?

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Bond, A. E., Draeger, C. R. L., Mandleco, B., & Donnelly, M. (2003). Needs of family members of patients with severe traumatic brain injury: Implications for evidence-based practice. Critical Care Nurse, 23(4), 63-72.

Research Question

What is the research question? If it is not stated, what would you say the research question is?

The research question is: what are the needs of family members of patients with severe traumatic brain injury? The article states the question directly: "The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to discover the needs of families of patients with severe traumatic brain injury during the families' experience in a neurosurgical ICU."

Would you say that the question is stated broadly enough for a qualitative study?

No - it is a focused question. It is limited to people with family members who have a relative with a specific injury in a specific unit in the hospital. It aims to know what the needs of these people are, but does not address methods of meeting those needs.

Study Design

What qualitative method is used?

The method used is exploratory descriptive design: "We used an exploratory qualitative descriptive design and a convenience sample of family members of patients admitted to an 11-bed neurological ICU in a level I trauma center."

In what way is the method used an appropriate one for this study?

A descriptive/exploratory study is non-experimental, which is appropriate for the research question asked here. It aims to identify ...

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Answer the following questions for the attached research article (Dormire, S.L. & Reame, N.K. 2003. Menopausal hot flash frequency changes in response to experimental manipulation of blood glucose. Nursing Research 52(5): 338-343.):

1. Problem
What is the problem the study was conducted to resolve?
Why is the problem an important one for nursing to study?

2. Study Purpose
What is the purpose of the study?

3. Research Question(s)
What is the main research question?

4. Hypothesis/hypotheses
What is the study hypothesis?

5. Study Variables
What are the independent and dependent study variables?

6. Conceptual Model/Theoretical Framework
In what way(s) was a conceptual model or theoretical framework used to guide this study?

7. Review of Related Literature
In what way(s) does the literature review support the need for this study?

8. Study Design
What study design is used?
In what way(s) is the design used an appropriate one?
Name and describe at least two threats to the internal validity of the study design.
Name and describe at least two threats to the external validity of the study design.

9. Sample and Setting
In what way(s) is the sample large enough?
In what way(s) is the sample representative of the population?
In what way(s) is the setting in which data were collected an appropriate one for this study?

10. Identification and Control of Extraneous Variables
What are the extraneous variables in this study?
In what way(s) were appropriate measures used to control for the influence of the extraneous variables?

11. Study Instruments/Tools
In what way(s) is the support provided for the validity of the study instruments adequate for their use in this study?
In what way(s) is the support provided for the reliability of the study instruments adequate for their use in this study?
In what way(s) were the instruments used appropriate for this study?

12. Data Collection Methods
In what way(s) is the data collection procedures appropriate for this study?
In what way were appropriate steps taken to protect the rights of the subjects?

13. Data Analysis Procedures
In what way(s) are the data analysis procedures appropriate for the data collected?
In what way(s) are the data analysis procedures appropriate for answering the research question(s) and/or testing the study hypothesis (hypotheses)?

14. Strengths/Limitations
What are two major strengths of the scientific merit of this study?
What are two major limitations of the scientific merit of this study?

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