Patient Education and RN’s
Critique Evidence Based Practice Research Study
For your final paper, you will critique the evidence-based nursing research study that you
selected in Module 1, Discussion 2. Please check the course schedule for the due date.
Based on the nursing research study you chose, address all of the following in a
scholarly paper consisting of 6-8 pages (not including cover page and reference page.)
Start by following the steps below:
1. Critique overview: Introduce the nursing research study you chose,
provide a description of the purpose of the study, and evaluate the credibility
of the researcher(s).
2. Variables: Identify the variables that are being studied, labeling them as
independent or dependent.
3. Design: Identify the type of design used for the nursing research study.
4. Strengths: Identify three (3) distinct strengths of this nursing research
study. Be certain they are distinct from each other, each strength must relate
to a different critiguirig criterion. Provide an explanation of why they are
strengths, using your knowledge of the research process and details from the
research study to support your reasoning.
5. Weaknesses: Identify three (3) distinct weaknesses of this nursing
research study. Be certain they are distinct from each other, each weakness
must relate to a different critiguing criterion. Provide an explanation of why they are weaknesses, using your knowledge of the research process and
details from the research study to support your reasoning.
Note: Several of the criteria have multiple parts. You may use part of a single criterion
such as a strength and another part of the same criterion as a weakness. However, you
may not use the same criterion for more than one strength or more than one weakness.
6. Application of Evidence-Based Practice: Discuss the importance of this
research problem to nursing practice. Present a logical conclusion about
whether the strengths of this study outweigh the weaknesses in importance.
Your rationale must identify which strengths or weaknesses you determine to
be most important. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of the entire
study. Based on your review of this nursing research study, discuss whether
or not the findings contribute to evidence guiding nursing practice.
Conclusion: This should be the final paragraph of your paper. The conclusion ties
everything together by highlighting important points and statement of your opinion or