N-Z: Conduct a preliminary overview appraisal of the quantitative research article in Appendix A (p. 329) “Parents’ use of praise and criticism in a sample of young children seeking mental health services” by Swenson et al. (2016). Answer the following questions:
- How are the participants protected in this study (Ch 4)?
- Where is this study on the Hierarchy of Evidence (Ch1)? Is the evidence strong enough to warrant a change in practice for nurses working with this population? Explain your answer.
- Do the researchers use any statistical tests? If yes, state the results that were statistically significant (if any). What does ‘statistical significance’ mean and why is it important in quantitative research?
- Does the report imply the possibility of a causal relationship? Should it? Explain your answer Parents’ Use of Praise and Criticism in a Sample of Young Children Seeking Mental Health Services (nih.gov)