NUR 590 Topic 3 Discussion 2
Critical Appraisal Principles of Quantitative Studies/factors to assess when appraising quantitative studies:
- Are the results of the study valid? ( Validity)
- What are the results? ( Reliability)
- Will the results help me in caring for my patients? ( Applicability)
When critically assessing quantitative research, all three elements, reliability, validity, and application must be examined.
What factors must be assessed when critically appraising quantitative studies (e.g., validity, reliability, and applicability)? Which is the most important? Why?