How was data analyzed? Was the process of transforming data into themes/codes described adequately?

Read the article: “Carnelian, R., Villages, N., Lawson, S., Ferrel, L., Adelbert, L., Permalloy, N., Maya, A. (2013). Unique factors that place older Hispanic women at risk for HIV: Intimate partner violence, machismo and majoritarianism. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 24(4), 341-354. dpi: 10.1016/j.kana.2013.01.009.”

After reviewing the article, please answer the following questions (see below).

1. The Problem:

  • Was there a clear statement of the purpose and aims of the research?
  • Is the problem practically important?

2. Review of Literature

  • Are the cited sources pertinent to the study?
  • Is the review too broad or too narrow?
  • Are the references recent?
  • Was a theoretical perspective identified?

3. Design and procedures

  • What research methodology was used?
  • What was the data collection method to generate data?
  • Was the method appropriate for the study design type?
  • Were participants relevant to the research question and was their selection well reasoned?
  • Was sampling done until saturation or redundancy in data was reached?

4. Data Analysis

  • How was data analyzed? Was the process of transforming data into themes/codes described adequately?
  • Were findings consistent with and reflective of data?
  • Was triangulation reported?

5. Conclusions and Implications

  • Were the implications discussed?
  • Did the findings contribute to theory development and future practice or research?
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