Essay about Nursing/Medicine Research Report Critique

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Critique of a Research Report:
Comparison of Communication Outcomes in Traditional versus Simulation Strategies in Nursing and Medical Students

Khaoula Louati
University of Athabasca

The purpose of research in nursing and medicine is to acquire knowledge that would improve nursing and medical practices. The research paper that will be critiqued is “Comparison of Communication Outcomes in Traditional versus Simulation Strategies in Nursing and Medical Students”. The aim of this critique is to evaluate the Substantive and Theoretical, Methodological, Ethical, Interpretive as well as the Presentation and Stylistic Dimensions of the research paper mentioned above. Following the evaluation of these aspects will be a
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In addition, the reliability of the data increases to some degree as there was no variation in the administration of the survey; the amounts of questions as well as the questions themselves were the same for all participants. In terms of the credibility it too exists to some extent as proof of triangulation and persistent observation of the data was present. On the other hand the data could have possibly been more credible had there been prolonged engagement of the data collection (Loiselle & Profetto-McGrath, 2011). Within the data, conformability is present as there is congruence in the answers given by individuals of definite groups. This is seen in the qualitative data were nursing students of the simulation group stated that they felt they should follow directions in comparison to medical students who felt more as leaders. This data was collected from the students individually, within their specified groups. And so it can be seen that congruence in the data is present as the individuals of groups had similar thoughts about their roles (Reising, Carr, Shea, & King, 2011).

The study made note of the reliability of its data as it stated under its limitations that “…no tools existed that were specific enough to measure the concepts under study” (Reising, Carr, Shea, & King, 2011) . The previous