Each article is a piece of primary research that has used a different research method. You must use these two articles for this assignment.
Read these two articles thoroughly
You are required to:
This element should be either: sampling; data collection tools or data analysis
See detailed assessment guidance below.
An Introduction within an academic essay should inform the reader as to what is covered within the essay (refer to the course handbook assignment criteria to make sure you cover all elements)
Appraise one element of the method you have chosen to analyze from the two articles given. This should be one of the following elements:
Sampling or data collection tools or data analysis.
Decide on one of the above elements, within that one element you need to appraise in the region of four/five issues that are part of that element (Critical appraisal tool). This can provide the structure for this part of your essay. You can identify these four/five issues by reading the research textbooks and/or looking at the questions in the relevant section of a critical appraisal tool (Moule 2018).
You should be presenting arguments to appraise the value or quality of the approach taken by the researcher’s by presenting arguments to show why the strategies used in that element of the method were used, the advantages and potential disadvantages of these strategies.
You could pose alternatives e.g. if they could have collected their data via questionnaires rather than interviews, but if you do this you will need to explain why you think that.
Nursing/Midwifery practice requires multiple ways of knowing – therefore what type(s) of evidence are the two articles given to you within this assignment – link to HoE (reference)
Your arguments must be supported with contemporary research methods and evidence-based practice literature (see the reading list in the course handbook for examples).
Ensure you discuss both articles within each question from Moule (2018).
Note in the main body you should discuss both articles together comparing and critiquing the aspect of the methodology of your choice.
The conclusion should bring together your main points discussed within the main body of the assignment. No new information should be in a conclusion.
This should include the reference to the two articles given to you to use for the essay and all other research and evidence textbooks, articles, professional codes and critiquing tools you have used to support your arguments using the Harvard referencing system.
In addition to the requirement above please note this point as well
In working with the 2 articles as above you must do the following