Value and Research

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The purpose of this assignment is to critique and evaluate the chosen article in terms of strengths and weaknesses, and to demonstrate an understanding of the research process. This article takes you through a critical appraisal exercise using an article from a Medical Journal. It describes how you decide whether to read and use an article that may be relevant to one’s research. Polit and Hungler (1997), believe that a true understanding of ‘a sound theoretical foundation to guide practice is enhanced by the ability of nurses to critique research.’ For the purpose of this critique the model chosen is that of Parahoo (1997).The purpose of this critique, the framework of Parahoo (1997) and Polit and Hugler (1999) have been used as a guide. …show more content…
Literature/Background
The literature review is titled background. This Background section although not attempting to detail all other research on nursing clinical practice, does nevertheless; establish the study’s place in the spectrum of other nursing clinical practice research. All books and journals sourced in the article are accurately referenced. Unlike many academic articles the authors of this article do not use Harvard Referencing. The authors prefer to use the more recognised scientific and medical referencing approach. This article uses what is known as the Vancouver style referencing. The Vancouver Style, is the numbered referencing style commonly used in medicine and science. This consists of citations in the text, using numbers and a number referencing list at the end of the document. It follows rules established by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, now maintained by the US National Library of Medicine. It is also known as uniform manuscript submitted to Biomedical Journals. A number is allocated to a source in the order in which it is cited in the text. If the source is referred to again, the same number is used. References are listed in numerical order in the references in the
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