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Research Critique : APN Telephone Follow-Up
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Research Critique: APN Telephone Follow-up Name Course Instructor’s Name Date Abstract The essay aims to address a two-fold objective to wit: (1) to critique the article entitled “Low- Income First Time Mothers: Effects of APN Telephone Follow Up”; and (2) to identify the role of the student research assistant and what the author have learned upon completing the project.
Critics are categorized base on who conducted the research and the purpose of the research. The research critique reflected in this paper is undertaken by the student (the author) to demonstrate critiquing skills. Furthermore, this paper will analyze the study entitled “Low- Income First Time Mothers: Effects of APN Telephone Follow Up” and will examine and identify the study’s strengths and weaknesses, enablers and barriers to the implementation, expected outcomes of the study, and overall contributions of the study to the nursing and/or health care service. Strengths and Weaknesses. Holland & Rees (2010) stated that the aim or the purpose of the study should describe and give clues on what the researcher set out to do (p. 173). This is the strength of the purpose of the study as the study clearly described that the research will examine the effects of a low cost telephone intervention provided by APNs for the first 2 months post birth in low-income first time mothers and their infants. However, the weakness also lies on the statement of the purpose as there are incongruences in the statement of the purpose in the abstract and in the introduction and background section. ...
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