This assignment will consist of a quantitative article critique with a focus on the methods, statistics, analysis and interpretation. It will be important to analyze and evaluate the article not just summarize – for example it is not enough to say the sample size was adequate. You should state the sample size and state why you know it was adequate. Do NOT cut/paste from the article- this is YOUR interpretation and analysis of the article. If you use Polit or another source to substantiate your comment, then reference the source. Do not include quotes in the critique.
If you want more specifics to help you with the critique: check out Polit & Beck, (2021) on p: 304- guideline for critiquing data collection plans in quantitative studies and structured data collection methods; p.381- guideline for critiquing descriptive studies, p. 408-guideline for critiquing bivariate inferential analyses, p. 465- guideline for critiquing interpretations in discussion sections of quantitative research reports. These guidelines break down the components of the critique process for quantitative research.
Write your critique directly into the rubric. Do not do it in paragraph form.
Be sure to use a model such as Johns Hopkins Evidence Level and Quality Guide (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)or Polit and Beck. (2021), p. 29 to appraise the evidence