Nursing research has a long history, beginning with the first nursing researcher--Florence Nightingale. As research continues to evolve, the dissemination of findings is important. Nurses must have have an understanding of how to critically read and appraise research articles in order to assess the value of the findings.
Abell, Cathy H. and Garrett Wright, Dawn M.
"Critiquing Quantitative Research Reports: Key Points for the Beginner,"
International Journal of Faith Community Nursing: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijfcn/vol2/iss3/1