Qualitative Critique

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QUALITATIVE STUDY CRITIQUE SUBMITTED BY: SUBMITTED TO: INSTITUTE: DATE OF SUBMISISON: 1. INTRODUCTION This paper attempts to critique a research article titled: ‘First generation Korean American parents’ perceptions of discipline’ by Kim and Hong (2007).


1.1 Research aims, purpose and rationale The twofold aim and purpose of this study have been clearly stated by the researcher. The main aim of this research was to study the Korean-American parent’s perceptions regarding common discipline strategies in the United States of America while the secondary aim was to explore the specific discipline strategies used by the Korean American parents. The study therefore aimed at yielding some useful data regarding the differential discipline related strategies used by Korean American parents; to assist the individuals in healthcare sector, especially nurses in providing effective assistance and guidance to Korean American parents regarding discipline training of their children. According to Ariola (2006), a complete research paper must state the rationale of the study, a justification that the research was needed. In case of this study, the author has justified the need as follows: Korean Americans are the third largest minority living in the United States and the author states that little is known about the Korean culture and family life. This poses a problem for the nurses and health care professionals while evaluating and giving advice regarding disciplining the children. ...
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