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NURS 351: All Nursing Adults II Clinical: Research Paper

Critiquing Research Articles

Empirical Studies

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:

How to read a research paper?


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:

Understanding Study Designs

Seeking help for writing your paper

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Your Professor
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