Critiquing Qualitative Theory

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 Are research questions and/or hypotheses explicitly stated? If not, is their absence justified? The researcher’s aim, point of view, and hypothesis and the need for answers are included in the study. Research questions were clearly discussed within the text of the background.  Are questions and hypotheses appropriately worded, with clear specification of key variables and the study population? Yes, the questions and hypothesis were appropriately worded. The aim of the study was concise and consistent to who is being studied and when or where the study is being taken place. The variables were clearly identified and discussed such as demographic characteristics (age, race, method of high school completion and financial aid recipient), pre-admission…show more content…
Yes, the review provides sufficient evidence on the problem. Limited studies were addressing the success on the licensure examination of NCLEX-PN. It is vital to find a solution that can help improve the NCLEX-PN performance for practical nursing students.  Does the literature review provide a sound basis for the new study? Yes, the literature review provides a sound basis for the new study, especially because there were limited studies done on the success of the licensure examination of NCLEX-PN. Likewise, Ostrye (2001) suggest that continued qualitative and quantitative research on practical nursing students is needed, because some of the results of the study are not accounted for the success of NCLEX-PN. The review is an eye opening suggesting new research directions, to strengthen support for existing theories.  Are key concepts adequately defined conceptually? Concepts within the study were specifically defined which allows the readers to comprehend the material being studied on. The main concepts of the study are the demographic, pre-admission, and programmatic variables in determining their contributing factors for the NCLEX-PN

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