Please help me with my research project

  1. I am studying research and have been asked to critically evaluate two articles. I have chosen to look into non-compliance in diabetics in the community. I have chosen

    Rapley,P. (1997) Self-care: re-thinking the role of compliance. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 15(1) Spring 20-25

    Maclean, D. & Lo, R. (1998). The Non-Insulin Diabetic: Success and Failure in Compliance. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 15(4) Winter 33-42.

    Has anyone done a review on either article or got any advice on critical evaluations?

    Many thanks
  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   WashYaHands
    This book can answer your questions as well as help you learn to critically evaluate research studies.

    LoBiondo-Wood & Haber (1998). Nursing Research Methods, Critical Appraisal, and Utilization. St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Year Book, Inc. ISBN#0-8151-2390-6.

    Good Luck,


    p.s chapter 17
  4. by   Larry
    Linda I have alkready access to research books and prefer 'The Research Process in Nursing' by Desmond Cormack. I have looked at a number and I find research a philosophical topic. I would have preferred more examples of articles and their critical evaluations. Alas I am in the deep end but have another month to do it in.
  5. by   WashYaHands

    If you have a month to complete the project, you're not in the deep end yet.

    Analyzing research studies is a complex indepth systematic process. I don't think I could provide you with all the information in a bb post. That is why I gave you a reference. It is possible that I am misunderstanding your question. Sorry I can't help you more. I'm sure you will be able to figure it out or maybe someone else will contribute and help to answer your question.

  6. by   Larry
    I guess I have the answers Linda I just have to think how to write it down - thanks for your input ! Much appreciated