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Nurse Educ Today. 2011 Nov;31(8):e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.11.025. Epub 2010 Dec 23.

Developing a framework for critiquing health research: an early evaluation.

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School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, The Archway Campus, Highgate Hill, London N19 5LW, UK.


A new framework for critiquing health-related research is presented in this article. More commonly used existing frameworks tend to have been formulated within the quantitative research paradigm. While frameworks for critiquing qualitative research exist, they are often complex and more suited to the needs of students engaged in advanced levels of study. The framework presented in this article addresses both quantitative and qualitative research within one list of questions. It is argued that this assists the 'novice' student of nursing and health-related research with learning about the two approaches to research by giving consideration to aspects of the research process that are common to both approaches and also that differ between quantitative and qualitative research.

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