The Research Critique General Criteria for Evaluating a Research Report

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  • CHERYL TATANO BECK CNM, DNSc

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    1. Cheryl Tatano Beck is an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Beck is a member of NAACOG, the American Nurses' Association, and Sigma Theta Tau.
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Address for correspondence: Cheryl Tatano Beck, Florida Atlantic University, Division of Nursing, 500 NW 20th Street, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

Abstract

General criteria for evaluating a research report are addressed. This outline of criteria can be used as a guide for nurses in critiquing research studies. A sample research report is summarized followed by a critique of the study. Readers have an opportunity to practice critiquing by doing their own analyses before reading the critique presented in the article.

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