Depression in Adolescents

Website and Article Critique
Evaluate and summarize information on one website and one research article, which may be used as part of the paper in this course.
Write a 1 to 2 paragraph summary of the topic.  Please make sure to use in-text referencing as well as a reference list at the end. 
Criteria for Critique of a Website:
Who runs the Website?  Credentials? Who pays for the Website? Bias? What is the purpose of the Website? What is the original source of the information on the Website? The comprehensiveness of information? How is the information on the Website documented? How is information reviewed before it is posted on the Website? How current is the information on the Web site? How does the Web site choose links to other sites? What information about users does the Website collect, and why? Privacy policies? How does the Website manage interactions with users? Ease of Navigation? Intended audience? Disclaimers? Site accreditation?
Criteria for Critique of a research article
1.    Title Does it accurately describe the article? Abstract Is it representative of the article? Introduction Does it make the purpose of the article clear? Statement of the Problem Is the problem properly introduced? Purpose of the study Has the reason for conducting the research been explained? Research question(s) Is/are the research question(s) clearly defined and if not, should they be? Theoretical framework Is the theoretical framework described? If there is not a theoretical framework, should there be? Literature review Is the literature review relevant to the study, comprehensive, and include recent research? Does the literature review support the need for the study? Methods Is the design appropriate for the study? Does the sample fit with the research design and is the size sufficient? Was a data collection instrument needed? How were data collected? Were reliability and validity accounted for? Analysis Is the analytical approach consistent with the study questions and research design? Results Are the results presented clearly in the text, tables, and figures? Are the statistics clearly explained? Discussion – Are the results explained in relation to the theoretical framework, research questions, and the significance to nursing? Limitations Are the limitations presented and their implications discussed? Conclusion Are there recommendations for nursing practice, future research, and policymakers? Can you use the results and recommendations in your practice?

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