Evidence/Research Nur Practice discussion

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:

  1. How are the participants protected in this study (Ch 4)?
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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)

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