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Lecture 3

NURS 205 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Grounded Theory, Ethnography, Casp

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NURS 205
Brendalyn Ens

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Crical Appraisal Tool (CAT): QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
Note: This guide is intended to highlight the most important features of crical appraisal. It is not all-inclusive, and does not represent any speci!c
currently-available crical appraisal tool (CAT).
TITLE: _____________________________________________________________________________________________
AUTHORS: _________________________________________________________________________________________
SOURCE / CITATION: _________________________________________________________________________________
Can I believe the results?
What is the PICOTs for this study?
Was the original research ques#on clearly
Yes / No
Can’t tell
Does it make sense that this research ques#on is
being answered through a qualita#ve
Yes / No
Can’t tell
Has the selec#on process for key
informants/interviewees been shared?
Are their popula#on characteris#cs also shared?
Yes / No
Can’t tell
Yes / No
Can’t tell
Was the study approved by a research ethics
Yes / No
Can’t tell
Did researchers explain why they chose a
speci-c qualita#ve research methodology?
(ex. ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology)
Yes / No
Can’t tell
Did the researchers describe their processes for
data collec#on? Yes / No
Can’t tell
Did the paper idenfy how the sample size of
informants/interviewees was determined? Yes / No
Can’t tell
Did the researcher discuss risk of poten#al bias
and in3uence of results?
Was a plan described to manage the data and
prevent bias?
Yes / No
Can’t tell
Yes / No
Can’t tell
Is there explanaon of how ethical integrity and
standards were maintained throughout the
Y / N / Can’t tell
1CADTH Crical Appraisal 101 Workshops
Ens / Hamm / Pohar 2012
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