Follow the ?Strategy for critiquing research reports? which is suggested
by Gould (1994) (Reading 8.2), and critique the following research report:
Lui, L Y So, W K W and Fong D Y T (2008) ?Knowledge
attitudes regarding pain management among nurses in Hong Kong
medical units?? Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(15): 2014??021.
This assignment asks you to critique a specified research report
following a set of guidelines. It aims to assess your understanding of
research design, methodology and the way of writing a research report.
This is a very interesting and challenging TMA. The following is some
advice on the way to tackle this question:
??Read the research report several times and make sure you understand
every piece of information before you start your critique.
??In the introduction, state the background of the essay and outline
what you are going to write in the essay.
??The content of your essay should address the questions that are
provided in the guidelines whenever appropriate. For those questions
that are not relevant to the research report, you are mot required to
??Use references to support your critique. Books on research are very
good reference sources.
??After you have analyzed every part of the research report, give an
overall comment on it.
The above guidelines only suggest one possible approach to the TMA.
You are always encouraged to address the question from any other
perspectives. As long as your arguments are sound and well justified,
your TMA will certainly be a good one.