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Research Critique
INTRODUCTION Research critique refers to the analysis of a particular study on the basis of its findings andevaluation. This helps in identifying whether the investigation is appropriately conducted by theauthor or not (Charnes, Cooper, Lewin & Seiford, 2013). The analysis of the research includes itsresearch methodology, data collection, sampling, focus, future scope, literature review, aims andobjectives, etc. By evaluating all these factors, an individual can identify whether the specificresearch is good or not. For the present essay, article on Best practice wound care is taken into the consideration. It isqualitative and interpretative research and both primary and secondary methods are used by theresearcher for achieving the objectives. FocusThe overall article describes that there are various barriers and alterations in implementingbest practice care for wound care programmes (Matthews & Ross, 2014). The research paper statesthat due to lack of coordination and guidance the clinical practice which is provided by area healthservices is sometimes outdated and inconsistent to the patient. The overall focus of the researcharticle was to implement more standardized process so that the clinical outcomes related to woundcare management is improved.Background The primary purpose of the research article is to report achievements of the best practice ofwound care programmes. In the article it is clearly states that wound care is a high volume and highrisk based health activity (O'Brien, et.al, 2011). If the wounds are not treated on time it can lead todelayed healing and infections which may lead to unmanageable pain and reduced quality of life ofthe patient. No epidemiological studies have been conducted and there is a need to conductappropriate research I n order to study the high volume of wounds in managing infections andhealing. In the article it was clearly stated that more than 48% of patients had at least one woundwhich was followed by 11 % of people having skin tears (Edwards, et.al, 2013).AimThe aim of the research paper was clearly mentioned in the study. There were two aimswhich were formulated in the study and it stated “to improve the outcomes and quality of life forpatients with wound care problems in NSCCHS community” (O'Brien, et.al, 2011). Another aim ofthe research paper was to empower all the clinicians and patients to enable delivery of bestpractice , innovation and cost effective care to all the patients MethodologyResearch methodology refers to the selection of proper methods and approaches as per therequirement of the study. It helps researcher in evaluating the findings properly for accomplishing
the objectives. As it is key part of investigation, proper and effective selection of methods results infinding of proper solutions of the research questions (Elo, et.al, 2014).With reference to the given article, research methodology is not appropriate and effective.The study is lacking selection of proper methods and approaches for achieving the aims andobjectives. By evaluation, it has been found that investigation has been taken place in both primaryand secondary manner. But it lacks proper organisation of the methods used for getting relevantinformation. Along with this, it is a qualitative and interpretative research which includes gapanalysis. Different sources of information is collected by the researcher for fulfilling the gap. On theother hand, there is no use of inclusion and exclusion methods, which are important for conductingmedical research properly (Leach, et.al, (2014). Due to this, it is difficult to identify the criteriawhich are included and excluded by the investigator while conducting the study. In addition, theformation of research questions is not as per the PICO formate. The investigation lack,ethnographic, grounded theory and broad qualitative design. All these factors makes the researchweak and inappropriate. It is essential to use all these methods and theories in medical study forfinding solutions of the problem effectively. Due to the lack of all the proper methods andstrategies, the study is unable to achieve its aim. Researcher will have to analyse all the methodsand approaches properly before conducting the research methodology (Charnes, Cooper, Lewin &Seiford, 2013). This will help him/her in making the study more relevant and appropriate withaccomplishment of the aims and objectives. Investigator can use ethnographic theory for gettingproper outcomes as per the research questions and objectives. Tools of data collectionData collection refers to the gathering of information from primary, secondary or bothsources. There are different tools available with the help of which authors can collect information inappropriate manner (Matthews & Ross, 2014). It is essential to use those data collection instrumentsproperly for gathering relevant information with respect to the aims and objectives of the study. The article Best practice wound care, includes data collection methods. Information isgathered by researcher in both primary and secondary manner. For secondary information, literaturereview is conducted by the author. It is for establishing international best practice standardsregarding wound care. But there is not any proper detail about the sources used by the investigatorfor collecting all secondary information. It lacks use of previous studies, researches, articles formaking the present research more relevant to the subject. On the other hand, primary sources areused by the researcher for collecting primary information from the key stakeholders (O'Brien, et.al,2011). For identifying the views and opinions of the participants regarding wound care, interviewsare held by the author. But these are unstructured interviews. There is no information about the type

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