Qualitative Research
Write a fully developed and detailed APA essay addressing each of the following points/questions. There is no required word count; be sure to completely answer all the questions for each question in detail. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with at least one (1) source using citations in your essay. Make sure to cite using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page are required. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.
Conduct a literature search to select a qualitative research study on the topic identified in Module 1. Conduct an initial critical appraisal of the study.
Respond to the overview questions for the critical appraisal of qualitative studies, including:

  • What      type of qualitative research design was utilized to conduct the study?
  • Are      the results valid/trustworthy and credible?
  • How      were the participants chosen?
  • How      were accuracy and completeness of data assured?
  • How      plausible/believable are the results?
  • Are      implications of the research stated?
  • May      new insights increase sensitivity to others’ needs?
  • May      understandings enhance situational competence?
  • What      is the effect on the reader?
  • Are      the results plausible and believable?
  • Is the      reader imaginatively drawn to the experience?
  • What      are the results of the study?
  • Does      the research approach fit the purpose of the study?
  • How      does the researcher identify the study approach?
  • Are      the data collection and analysis techniques appropriate?
  • Is the      significance/importance of the study explicit?
  • Does      the literature support a need for the study?
  • What      is the study’s potential contribution?
  • Is the      sampling clear and guided by study needs?
  • Does      the researcher control selection of the sample?
  • Do      sample size and composition reflect the study needs?
  • Is the      phenomenon (human experience) clearly identified?
  • Are      data collection procedures clear?
  • Are      sources and means of verifying data explicit?
  • Are      researcher roles and activities explained?
  • Are      data analysis procedures described?
  • Does      analysis guide directions of sampling when it ends?
  • Are      data management processes described?
  • What      are the reported results (descriptive or interpretation)?
  • How      are specific findings presented?
  • Are      the data meanings derived from data described in context?
  • Does      the writing effectively promote understanding?
  • Will      the results help me care for my patients?
  • Are      the results relevant to persons in similar situations?
  • Are      the results relevant to patient values and/or circumstances?
  • How      may the results be applied to clinical practice?

Please be sure to answer the questions thoroughly using complete sentences and APA format. Explain responses to yes/no questions in detail by presenting information found in the study to support your response.
Provide a reference for the article according to APA format and a copy of the article.
Assignment Expectations:
Length: Clearly and fully answer all questions; attach a copy of the article
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA format. Your essay must include an introduction and a conclusion.
References: Use appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. A minimum of one (1) scholarly source for the article is required for this assignment.