Select a healthcare related research study .
Identify the sample population.
Analyze and critique the study to identify if sampling method reflects ethical principles including consent, conditions of the participants, study approved by IRB.
Minimum 12 pages excluding title and reference page.
Paragraph one is the introduction to the paper. It should begin with something that will grab the reader’s attention and provide a citation to support your opening sentence (Norwood, 2002). Next, support that opening sentence with discussion or explanation with one or multiple sentences which will make up the body of the introductory paragraph. The last sentence of the introduction should highlight areas to be covered in the paper. APA success requires knowledge of the format and skill in concise, clear written communication.
Research Study Overview
This section is where you provide a summary of the research study being critiqued? What were the goals of the research? What health care related issue was addressed? Is it a good/feasible study to apply in clinical practice? Was a practical study, from a financial aspect? Use as many paragraphs as needed to cover the content appropriately.
Ethical Issues in Research
Use this paragraph to provide feedback/history on ethical issues on research.
Protection of Human Rights
What are the five human rights that must be protected during research/investigation? What do they stand for? How do they relate to this research study? Were any/all of the human rights protected in the duration of the research study in question? Use as many paragraphs as needed to cover the content appropriately.
What was the sampling method used, how did the researchers choose the subjects for participation? What other sampling methods could have worked better, provided better results? Does the sampling method used reflect ethical principles, was it a fair process? Is the population in question a vulnerable population, and if so were there special considerations taken? Use as many paragraphs as needed to cover the content appropriately.
What is an informed consent? In regards to this research study, was it obtained, if appropriate? If a consent was part of the study, was it obtained properly? Did the participants assent? If participants unable to consent, were they not competent, did a caregiver consent? Were participants provided full/complete detailed information or was it a short version? What components did it include? Use as many paragraphs as needed to cover the content appropriately.
Ethical Scientific Integrity
What are the credentials of the researchers? Did the researchers fabricate data, publish errors/ publish correction? Is there evidence of plagiarism? Use as many paragraphs as needed to cover the content appropriately.
This section is where you will discuss all the information available (or lack thereof) regarding the IRB. Was the research study approved by an institutional review board? If not, why not? Was a research proposal submitted for approval by an IRB? Use as many paragraphs as needed to cover the content appropriately
What is HIPPA and how does it apply to a research study? Was the research conducted using database information, and if so, was the health information protected? How was it protected? Was any data de-identified? Were participants provided pseudonyms or assigned numbers? Use as many paragraphs as needed to cover the content appropriately.
Benefit to Risk Ratio
Discuss if a benefit to risk ratio was calculated and how? Did it provide am honest estimation? What is your opinion about the outcome of the study and the potential benefits? Can it have a positive impact on the individual, how about in the community? Use as many paragraphs as needed to cover the content appropriately.
Most papers should end with a conclusion or summary, which consists a short description of the key points of the paper. It should be concise and contain little or no detail. No matter how much space is left on the page, the References are always on the next page.