Evaluating Primary Research Articles

Carefully read the article and answer this questions. Part I answer the questions. In Part II of the worksheet, provide a brief critical analysis summary of the study, including major findings and conclusions based on the answers in Part I.

*** Use the provided article to answer the questions***
*** The psychosocial effects of being quarantined following exposure to COVID-19: A qualitative study of Lebanese health care workers ***

Part I

    What problem or thesis statement did the authors identify? Is it clearly stated? Provide a rationale for your answer.
    What is the primary research question? Is it clearly stated? Provide a rationale for your answer.
    Is the approach appropriate given the research questions? Why or why not?
    Are the literature review and sources provided comprehensive and current? Provide a rationale for your answer.
    What are the study population and the sample population? Are they clearly identified and defined? Provide a rationale for your answer.
    How was the sample population selected?
    Did the researchers identify a theoretical model or conceptual framework to help them understand and interpret their findings?
    How were the data collected?
    How were the data analyzed?
    What were the major findings?
    How were the findings interpreted by the researchers?
    Did the researchers identify any limitations of the study? If they did, what were these limitations? If they did not, did you identify any limitations?
    What recommendations or suggestions for next steps did the researchers make?

Part II

A.    Provide a brief (200 words) critical review of the article or study based on your responses to the preceding questions.
B.    In your opinion, what are the strengths and limitations of this study? Does this study make a significant contribution to the literature and advance the knowledge base? Why or why not?