Critique Insert name (s) Course Critique Introduction With the rapidly expanding knowledge on health and society, many health researches are increasingly being published to help address some of the health related problems…
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Generally the paper will focus on the evaluation of the research processes used in the two articles, their overall strengths and weaknesses as well the potential application of the particular researches to medical health practice. The critique will be based on both qualitative and quantitative research frameworks. The major causes of HIV transmission risks between mothers and their children include the potential contact between the mother’s and fetus blood during the labor contractions, contact between the fetus and the infected body fluids of the mothers genital tract during birth and the rupture of membranes during birth. Consequently many researches have over the past few years, increasingly sought to propose and discuss various ways of minimizing and preventing the risks of mother to child transmission of HIV particularly during the delivery. Critique of a qualitative paper The first article titled “Research article Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection” is a qualitative research journal that was published in 2010 by O’Gorman, Nyirenda and Theobald. The three authors carried out a fairly descriptive research in a rural district in Malawi in their attempt to explore the various views regarding the prevention of mother to child HIV transmission. ...
According to Long and Godfrey (2004, p.128), qualitative researches generally explore the thoughts and opinions of others with regard to the topic of the study and therefore the research design should be able to deliver accurate findings which are free from study biasness. The three authors seem to have used ethnographic tools in their research design and this is particularly evidenced by the fact that the research sought to understand the context of the topic of the study as opposed to testing the relevant theories associated with the research study. As a research design, ethnography is often used in researches that target particular social groups within a specific period of time. On the other hand, phenomenology research designs are use in situations where the researchers only want to expand the understanding of the subject of the study particularly according to their own perception. Believability and robustness of the study In a qualitative research, there are a number of elements which significantly influence the believability and robustness of a research study. Generally the main elements of determining the trust worthiness of a research include its credibility, dependability, conformability and transferability (Hoye and Severinsson, 2007, p.67). With regard to the credibility of the article, the authors have used a number of quantitative techniques to ensure that their findings are credible. For example the respondents where given semi structured interviews to ensure that their answers were restricted to the subject of the study. To supplement the findings from the structured interviews, the researchers also employed the use of focus group discussions which allowed the participants to
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