Qualitative or Quantitative Article Appraisal

Read the cited article that is available on Dickson, V., Howe, A., Deal, J. & McCarthy, M. (2012). The relationship of work, self-care, and quality of life in a sample of older working adults with cardiovascular disease. Heart & Lung, 41 (1), 5-14. On eLearning. Then answer the questions below about the article.

Su 2021 Research Article Critical Appraisal – Chapters 2, 3, 5 (Qual/Quant Literature Review)

Is this a quantitative or qualitative study?
In the first section of the article, the author cites sources related to the prevalence of cardiovascular disease. What is the purpose of citing sources related to prevalence?
In the first section, identify the source cited to support that there are differences in adherence behaviors across demographic groups.
The theory supporting the study was described in the first section. What theoretical source did the authors cite?
Depression was measured by the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-9. What source was cited to support the specificity of the instrument?

  1. The section on Purposes of the Literature Review in Qualitative Research in the Grove, Gray, & Burns (2015) textbook or Grove & Gray (2019) textbook provides the purpose and timing of the review of the literature for qualitative studies. Answers are also found on the internet.

The purpose of the literature review for a phenomenological study is to compare and contrast the study findings with the current state of knowledge of the phenomenon. As a result, the literature review is conducted when?
The purpose of the literature review for a grounded theory study is to explain, support, and extend the theoretical ideas generated by the study. As a result, the literature review is conducted when?
For ethnographic studies, the literature review is used to provide a general understanding of the cultural characteristics to be examined in the selected culture. To fulfill this purpose, the literature review is conducted when?
Exploratory-descriptive qualitative research studies are often conducted because a review of the literature has shown that little has been published on a topic. As a result, the literature review is done primarily during what part of the research process?
In historical research, the literature review guides the selection of the research topic and the literature is a major source of data to be analyzed. To fulfill these purposes, the literature review is conducted when?

  1. Read the cited research article available in online course:

Beck, C. T, & Watson, S. (2010, July/August). Subsequent childbirth after a previous traumatic birth. Nursing Research, 59(4), 241-249.

           a. What makes you think this a qualitative or quantitative research article?

           b.  List the components that sway you one way or the other.

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