This assignment will look at a piece of research relevant to a recent practice placement, on an elderly functional mental health unit. It will critique the article and will use a structured framework based on Benton and Cormack (2001). Following the Framework of this model has been proven to show a detailed understanding of the critique process and further more ensures that a detailed evaluation of the entire document has taken place. The assignment will further more relate the topic to the theoretical and practical elements of the academic model studied offering an analytic approach in its findings. The article to be critiqued is called, Service users experience of violence within a mental health system: A study using grounded theory approach. By Shailesh Kumar, Hillary Guite and Graham Thornicroft.
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[...] An alternative title could have been study and evaluation of Violence experience from a section of Service users based within the mental health service”. An unbiased approach. Although not catchy it clearly identifies the results expected from its reading. Authors Burns and Grove (1999) state that it is fundamental that the authors who are embarking on a research project are suitably educated in the chosen subject area. Often there is collaboration between researchers with doctorate degrees who have strong backgrounds in conducting research, and others who possess great clinical experience. [...]
[...] However in order for the readers of research papers to gain a clear understanding of the results, researchers often use tables to report their findings. The researchers have gone to great pains to make their findings as reader friendly as possible. They begin by reporting their findings in written form and go onto produce a structured table focusing on the category of client description of statements and support the findings with substantive quotes from the participants of the focus group. [...]
[...] Research Objectives Clifford (1997) clearly states that at the beginning of a study the researchers should clearly identify what is seen to be the research problem. He is supported by Dempsey and Demsey (1996) who further add that the purpose of the study should be a single statement that pinpoints the focus of the research. It should additionally identify the researchers ideas about how the problem could be solved. In Qualitative studies, of which this is one, researchers often present a statement of purpose followed by one or more hypotheses. [...]
[...] It is clear in its description of the fundamental problems with violence within the sector and offers a further discussion for debate. It is noticeable that it brings in other material not mentioned in the abstract that may have been beneficial to the reader in the first reading of the article but highlights the need for assessment of the problems concerned at greater depth. According to Cormacks (2001) framework, a brief summary of the study's limitations should be included in the introduction, again this is also omitted, as too were the boundaries the authors had to work to. [...]
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