Critique of a Qualitative Research Article (see attached)

This presentation is an academic critique of a qualitative research article written by Anita Jablonski and Mary Ersek (2009) entitled: Nursing Home Staff Adherence to Evidence-Based Pain Management Practices. The study focused on whether or not evidence-based practices in pain management practices in nursing homes were being utilized to manage and assess persistent pain in the geriatric population.

Critique of a Qualitative Research Article (see attached)

To restate, the purpose of this paper was not to be overly critical of a piece of qualitative research but rather to demonstrate how we can critique a qualitative research article according to the criteria as recommended by McMillan & Wergin. The guiding questions operate not only as effective criteria to understanding the quality and benefits of a qualitative research paper, but they also highlight the level of difficulty that is involved in undertaking empirically sound qualitative research.


Critique of a Qualitative Research Article (see attached)

Critique of a Qualitative Research Article (see attached)

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how we can critique a qualitative research article according to the criteria as recommended by McMillan & Wergin (1998:pp.7-12). The sample article being examined is by Goh (1999), A cognitive perspective on language learners’ listening comprehension problems. Whilst it is not possible to reproduce the article here, it is suggested that the critique procedure itself is being exercised in order to demonstrate its usefulness to readers of qualitative research. The guiding questions operate as effective criteria to understanding the quality and benefits of any given qualitative research paper.