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Critiquing A Qualitative And Quantitative Study Eunique Burgos Kaplan University Critiquing Qualitative and Quantitative Studies In this research paper, we are to critique two different articles where one is based upon a qualitative study and the other one is based upon a quantitative study. The articles that were chosen for us to critique are The Effects Of Crossed Leg On Blood Pressure Measurement, which is the quantitative study and The Experience Of Patients Undergoing Awake Craniotomy, which is the qualitative study. In the process of critiquing, we are to address areas such as the title, abstract, purpose statements, problem statements, hypotheses, literature reviews, and the theoretical frameworks that were used in the…show more content…
While the research quantitative article had a successful problem statement, the qualitative article did not. The qualitative study was conducted to “ stimulate a debate on the different impacts of anesthesia used during craniotomy, which could produce different effects on memory and on the level of tolerance” (Palese, et al., 2008). This research article was written in a way to mainly evaluate an outcome or experience, rather than to “fix a problem.” Therefore, the problem statement for the qualitative article was ambiguously stated; in that, it was unsuccessfully located, nor does it identify a problem that “needs fixing.” The hypothesis for the quantitative article is to “determine if blood pressure measurement is affected by the leg crossed at the knee as compared with feet flat on the floor (Foster-Fitzpatrick, et al., 1999). This hypothesis is appropriately worded and is used with clear specifications of key variables, such as utilizing simple hypothesis in the study. “Simple hypothesis state a relationship between one independent variable and one dependent variable” (Polit & Beck, 2012, p. 86); whereas crossing the legs would be the independent variable, and the affects of the blood pressure reading is the dependent variable. Qualitative research articles and/or studies
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