THE EFFECT ASTHMA HAS ON STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Write an Article Critique Identify the references in the article (use APA format)
b. Describe the qualifications of the authors (such as research expertise, clinical experience, educational preparation)
c. Discuss the clarity and conciseness of the article title (type of study, variables, and population identified). Did it clearly indicate the focus of the study and create an interest in reading the research?
d. Discuss the quality of the abstract (includes purpose; highlights design, sample, intervention [if applicable], and key results)
2. Problem: Include both background and significance of the problem and the problem statement.
3. State the purpose from the article.
4. Examine the literature review.
a. Are relevant previous studies and theories described? Provide an example of each.
b. Are the references current? (Number of sources in last 5 years? Last 5 years?)
c. Are the studies critiqued? d. Describe the current knowledge (what is known and not known) about the research problem.
5. Examine the study framework or theoretical perspective.
a. Is the framework explicitly expressed, or must the reviewer extract the framework from implicit statements in the literature review?
b. Is the framework based on scientific, substantive, or tentative theory?
c. Does the framework identify, define, and describe relationships among the concepts of interest?
d. Is a map of the framework provided for clarity? If a map is not presented, develop a map that represents the study’s framework and describe the map.
e. Link the study variables to the relevant concepts in the map. f. How is the framework related to the body of knowledge in nursing?
6. List any research objectives, questions, or hypotheses.
7. Identify and define (conceptually and operationally) the major study variables. Identify the study variables by examining the purpose and the objectives, questions, or hypotheses. Examine the results section to identify additional variables. Identify the type of each variable: independent, dependent, or research.
a. Independent variables: Identify and define conceptually and operationally
b. Dependent variables: Identify and define conceptually and operationally
c. Research variables: Identify and define conceptually and operationally
8. Identify attributes/demographic variables and other relevant terms.
9. Describe the research design.
a. Identify the specific design of the study.
b. Identify the treatment or intervention if appropriate for the study conducted. c. How were subjects assigned to groups if groups were studied? d. Were pilot study findings used to design this study? If yes, briefly discuss the pilot and the changes made in this study based on the pilot.