(Answered) NURS 6052 Week 6 Assignment: Application: Critiquing Quantitative, Qualitative, or Mixed Methods Studies

Article reference (in APA style):

Treloar, C., & Rance, J. (2014). How to build trustworthy hepatitis C services in an opioid treatment clinic? A qualitative study of clients and health workers in a co-located setting. The International Journal On Drug Policy, 25(5), 865–870. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.01.011

URL: https://ac-els-cdn-com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/S0955395914000140/1-s2.0- S0955395914000140-main.pdf?_tid=1bf831b7-954c-4a02-b28c- 85649e76480e&acdnat=1546639703_7ccfaf10d8fe1a30c404c114b4122ba8

What is a critique? Simply stated, a critique is a critical analysis undertaken for some purpose. Nurses critique research for three main reasons: to improve their practice, to broaden their understanding, and to provide a base for the conduct of a study.

When the purpose is to improve practice, nurses must give special consideration to questions such as these:

  • Are the research findings appropriate to my practice setting and situation?
  • What further research or pilot studies need to be done, if any, before incorporating findings into practice to assure both safety and effectiveness?
  • How might a proposed change in practice trigger changes in other aspects of practice?

To help you synthesize your learning throughout this course and prepare you to utilize research in your practice, you will be critiquing a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed- methods research study of your choice.

If the article is unavailable in a full-text version through the Walden University Library, you must e-mail the article as a PDF or Word attachment to your Instructor.



  1. Research Issue and Purpose

What is the research question or issue of the referenced study? What is its purpose? (Sometimes ONLY the purpose is stated clearly and the question must be inferred from the introductory discussion of the purpose.)

Hepatitis C (HCV) has a higher prevalence in the opioid substitution treatment (OST) clinic population and is related to live disease. The purpose of this study is to look at what is required to develop trust when a new model of HVC care is incorporated within an OST clinic

2.      Researcher Pre-understandings

Does the article include a discussion of the researcher’s pre-understandings? What does the article disclose about the researcher’s professional and personal perspectives on the research problem?

There is no mention in the article of the researchers personal and professional viewpoints prior to studying the problem.

3.      Literature Review

What is the quality of the literature review? Is the literature review current, relevant? Is there evidence that the author critiqued the literature or merely reported it without critique? Is there an integrated summary of the current knowledge base regarding the research problem, or does the literature review contain opinion or anecdotal articles without any synthesis or summary of the whole?…..please click the purchase button below to access the entire solution at $20