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Luca, C. E., Cavicchioli, A., & Bianchi, M. (2021). Nurses Who Assume the Role of Advocate for Older Hospitalized Patients: A Qualitative Study. SAGE open nursing, 7, 23779608211030651.
Qualitative researchers often put together a complex array of data, derived from a variety of sources and using a variety of methods. This process has sometimes been described as bricolage, and the qualitative researcher has been referred to as a bricoleur, a person who ‘is adept at performing a large number of diverse tasks, ranging from interviewing to intensive reflection and introspection’ (Denzin & Lincoln, 2011, p. 5)” (p. 463).
Select an article of your choosing that incorporates a qualitative research design to appraise using the Guidelines for Critiquing Qualitative Designs (Polit & Beck, p. 483). This is outlined as follows:
BOX 21.1: Guidelines for Critiquing Qualitative Designs(Answer the following questions.)
1. Was a research tradition for the qualitative study identified? If none was identified, can one be inferred? If more than one was identified, is this justifiable or does it suggest “method slurring”?
2. Is the research question congruent with a qualitative approach and with the specific research tradition (i.e., is the domain of inquiry for the study congruent with the domain encompassed by the tradition)? Are the data sources, research methods, and analytic approach congruent with the research tradition?
3. How well was the research design described? Were design decisions explained and justified? Does it appear that the researcher made all design decisions up-front, or did the design emerge during data collection, allowing researchers to capitalize on early information?
4. Is the design appropriate, given the research question? Does the design lend itself to a thorough, in-depth, intensive examination of the phenomenon of interest? What design elements might have strengthened the study (e.g., a longitudinal perspective rather than a cross-sectional one)?
5. Did the researcher spend a sufficient amount of time doing fieldwork or collecting the research data?
6. Was there evidence of reflexivity in the design?
7. Was the study undertaken with an ideologic perspective? If so, is there evidence that ideologic methods and goals were achieved (e.g., Was there evidence of full collaboration between researchers and participants? Did the research have the power to be transformative, or is there evidence that a transformative process occurred?)?
Attach the study used to the submission: Below is the article
Luca, C. E., Cavicchioli, A., & Bianchi, M. (2021). Nurses Who Assume the Role of Advocate for Older Hospitalized Patients: A Qualitative Study. SAGE open nursing, 7, 23779608211030651. https://doi.org/10.1177/23779608211030651