You'll need to critique a quantitative research article. Critiquing Research Articles will provide you step-by-step ways to do so. The third video also walks you through critiquing a research article.
Your assignment also focuses on quasi-experimental design. The two videos and the resources under Understanding Study Designs are helpful in this regard.
A guide for critique of research articles Reading and critiquing a research article by Louise Kaplan, PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP in American Nurse Today October 2012 Vol. 7 No. 10
A guide for critique of research articles- by Dr. Ali Rezaei, Cal State University
Sample student research critique paper from Westgate University
Let's say that your assignment is to find at least four empirical, peer reviewed journal articles. If you are not familiar with what empirical studies are and/or how to find them the following links can be helpful:
An overview of research designs relevant to nursing: Part 1: Quantitative research designs -- http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692007000300022 an article from Scielo
Quasi-experimental study designs series—paper 4: uses and value - an article from Science Direct database
Intervention: in Encyclopedia of Research Design - from SAGE Research Methods
Understanding Research -- from MedSurge Nursing Journal
Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research -- - a module from Evidence Based Nursing Practice created by the Library Faculty at Scottsdale Community College
On Methods: What’s the difference between qualitative and quantitative approaches? - from the Chronicle of Evidence-based Mentoring, U Mass Boston
Guidelines for Reporting Quantitative Methods and Results in Primary Research - by Norris et al. Language Learning
How do I begin - helpful guide from Purdue OWL
Research Paper, Qualitative Methodology, APA Style (Sociology) - from Writer's Help Hacker Handbooks
Example of Quantitative Paper from Trinity Washington University
You may have an assignment that asks you to read a research paper and critique it. You start reading the paper but it is long and boring (!) and you may not have any clue how to comprehend it! 'How to Read a Paper' series from The BMJ is a go to source when it comes to learning how to read a research paper.
Here's the link to the following articles:
Papers that go beyond numbers (qualitative research) Trisha Greenhalgh, Rod Taylor
Papers that report diagnostic or screening tests Trisha Greenhalgh
Papers that report drug trials Trisha Greenhalgh
Statistics for the non-statistician Trisha Greenhalgh
Assessing the methodological quality of published papers Trisha Greenhalgh
Getting your bearings (deciding what the paper is about) Trisha Greenhalgh
The Medline database Trisha Greenhalgh
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