Article Critique (Diagnostic Radiography)

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In reviewing the title, the essential elements of research which provide complete details on the content of the research are easily apparent. The reader is able to immediately understand what the research topic and purpose is (Caldlaw, Henshaw, and Taylor, 2005). The title is also short enough to easily be readable and long enough to contain the essential titular elements. The authors of this paper have a credible academic background in the graduate and post-graduate fields of nursing. They are also affiliated with the academe and the clinical practice, and this quality has allowed them to gain the necessary background and expertise in their clinical and academic practice. They have also published researches and articles related to the journal subject of this critique. The abstract clearly summarizes the key elements of the research, from the research problem to the conclusion. These elements provide a summary of the paper, highlighting its important parts and details which help express to the reader what the research is all about (Caldlaw,, 2005). The purpose or rationale of the study has been outlined and detailed by the researchers in the introductory portion of the paper. Their rationale allowed them to trace the average life expectancy of women and the experiences of women with disabilities on receiving breast mammographies. … Moreover, some of the studies included were not up-to-date, as some studies dated beyond 10 years. Up-to-date studies help ensure that the information being included in the review is still very much relevant to the current trends in the practice (Daymon and Holloway, 2002). The aim of the research is clearly and logically stated by the researchers in a separate and clearly identified heading in the paper. It is logical and rationally flows from the background information laid out on the subject matter. The methodology of research has also been identified by the researchers. The method was justified by the authors, citing the fact that due to the exploratory nature of the subject matter, the qualitative research was the better method of research to apply (Truesdale-Kennedy, Taggart, and McIlfatrick, 2010). The selection of the participants were outlined and identified by the researchers. No random selection method was made as participants were purposely chosen from a list of women meeting the inclusion criteria. This method of selecting participants is common in qualitative studies where the target sample population is usually small and easily manageable (Ritchie and Lewis, 2003). The number of respondents is small enough for one-on-one and in-depth lengthy interviews. These types of interviews are usually impractical for quantitative studies where the sample population is high. Although a more in-depth data gathering process can be carried out with each respondent, the results gained from this study cannot be generalized to a larger population (Ritchie and Lewis, 2003). This is a common disadvantage of qualitative studies. The data collection method is also auditable and