How to Critique a Research Article

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Undertaking a critique of a research article may seem challenging at first, but will help you to evaluate whether the article has relevance to your own practice and workplace. Reading a single article can act as a springboard into researching the topic more widely, and aids in ensuring your nursing practice remains current and is supported by existing literature.

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What is this article about?

If you've managed to get your hands on peer-reviewed articles, then you may wonder why it is necessary for you to perform your own article critique. Surely the article will be of good quality if it has made it through the peer-review process? Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Performing your own critical analysis of an article allows you to consider its value to you and to your workplace.


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Sarah Vogel
Sarah Vogel specialises in producing well researched articles in the field of health and medicine. She has a BHlthSci (MRT), having studied and worked as a Radiation Therapist, as well as being trained as a telephone counsellor. She has written for a variety of online websites and blogs, but particularly enjoys focusing on health education and psychosocial issues.
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Sharon Munsie
30 May 2022
Registered Nurse
This reinforced a systematic way to review research and provide a basic framework to use
Randolf Idong
20 Sep 2021
Very informative
Musab Abdallah
08 Dec 2021
Ratu Timoci
23 Oct 2021
As my first time doing article critique, this really helped me a lot step by step.
Monika Stegwell
08 Jun 2021
The article was short and very to the point. The only downside - the reference included was dated 2005. That could be considered outdated source of information
Bree ford
11 Jan 2021
Konrad Craig
05 Jan 2021
This module provides a framework for evidence based skill development. The tools for clinical research development is left primarily in the hands of improved learning, a responsibility which is left for the individual to practitioner to develop.
Cassandra Jordan
01 Oct 2020
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John Wright
05 Jan 2021
A brief but well-written review of how to critique an article.
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Jacqueline Wrigley
05 Jan 2021
Well structured and easy to understand.
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