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Quantitative Research Study Critique
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1. The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the methodological quality and scientific impact of nursing education reports. The major problem identified is that of funding. In order to fulfil the purpose of the study, the Medical Education Research study Quality Instrument (MERSQI) was utilised.
The main problem is that this study is unique and it does not involve human factors so it may not be reliable to use the researches conducted by other people since they may not be directly linked to the problem identified. In other words, it may appear as if the results of this particular study are generalizations of the results found by other researchers. This entails that there is no new information generated from the study since it is mere reproduction of known information that is only interpreted in a different way. 2. The study presents well organized literature review from published medical researches on the quality education literature during the last five years. The study also utilises good citation. For instance, Cook, Berkman & Bordage (2007) reviewed articles reporting experimental studies in medical education in published in six well respected medical journals from 2003 -2004 (Yucha et al, 2011). Somehow, the literature provides rationale for the study. To a certain extent, it can be noted that the literature reviewed is related to the area of study given that it focused on aspects impacting the quality of research in medical education such as funding. ...
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