INTRO (180 WORDS)
This essay aims to critically appraise a quantitative research article with reference to “The personality of emergency nurses: Is it unique?” by Kennedy, Curtis, & Waters (2014). Critical appraisal is often defined as the methodical process used to analyse a research article’s validity through the assessment of its weaknesses and strengths. Firstly, the clarity of the title, the authorial expertise will be examined.Secondly, this essay will review the introduction and identify the relevance of the sources presented, the significance of the hypothesis supporting the article, and the extent to which literature sources have been critically appraised. Thirdly, the methodology …show more content…
By relating these findings, both the personality of the nurses and the general population, there is a possibility of improving the nursing shortage crisis through the implementation of EBP.
The methodology of this article is descriptive, which is suited to discovering the quantitative nature of its aim. Descriptive research allows one to compare the significance of one population’s results to the overall population you are studying (Richardson-Tench et al,. 2014). The methods used were two different questionnaires, the first to determine the demographics of each participant, and the second test being the NEO™-PI-3, which allowed the researchers to determine the personalities of participants according to the FFM personality model (Kennedy et al,. 2014).
In regards to the sampling method of this study, convenience sampling was utilised. This was a reasonable choice on the behalf of the researchers, as it was time efficient and provided an overview of the issue within the specific group of emergency nurses, making a randomised study unsuited. However, in order to relate this study on an international level, it would be safer to conduct a broader study with various other …show more content…
2014). Data analysis performed by comparing the participant mean scores from the NEO™-PI-3 against the established population norms with the use of a sample t-test. The authors were unable to perform a gender comparison due to the small proportion of males within the group of participants.
Ethical issues were considered thoroughly by the researchers, who before beginning this study had it ethically approved and then emailed each prospective participant an information sheet assuring them that participance was voluntary and anonymous. This study followed the National Statement on the Conduct of Human Research by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, and was approved by the South East Sydney Central Network Human Research Ethics Committee (Kennedy et al,.