Characteristics Of A Qualitative Research Review : Critical Appraisal

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Assignment 1 Critical Appraisal for a Qualitative Paper 7HMNT015W.1 Post Graduate Research Method for Health Sciences 1 Global Public Health Nutrition Student ID: W1660991 Date: October 30th, 2017 Introduction: “`Eating, eating is always there’: food, consumerism and cardiovascular disease. Some evidence from Kerala, south India” is a research article that demonstrate the relationship between food habits, health knowledge, social life, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and diabetes in a city in northern Kerala, India (Wilson, 2010). The purpose of this essay is to critically appraise this article using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) tool (2017). This tool focuses on 10 questions that examines the overall characteristics of a qualitative research. 1. Statement of aims: A one clear statement of the aim was not provided. The writer stated several statements that starts with the “article examines” or the “article explores”. For example, one statement was: “the article examines how, despite concerns, individuals face considerable constrains to control consumption” (Wilson, 2010:p.263). Also, the author didn’t address all of the aims through-out the study. The research was found to be important due to the increased rate of CVD and diabetes in Kerala. And because research of non-communicable diseases focused on anthropometric and labs measures, physical activity levels and lifestyle factors, there was a
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