In this paper I will analyze two articles, one is quantitative and the other is qualitative. I will describe the quantitative methods used including the research question addressed, the hypothesis, and variables. I will identify the population and sample. I will discuss the reliability and validity of the instruments used. I will then discuss the design of the article and how the findings were analyzed. For the qualitative article, I will identify the design of the article, the methods used and the strategies used for analyzing the data. Lastly, I will look at the implications for practice in the qualitative article, discuss other journals that might be interested in publishing the article and discuss how this article might
Literature ranged in publication date from 1997 to 2010. This extends beyond the recommended timeframe of five years. Articles that were older than five years were noted to be qualitative and according to Burns & Grove (2011) this is an appropriate exception to the recommended timeframe. The literature effectively identified the gaps in knowledge that provided a basis for the study.
Everyone possess critical thinking skills but when it comes to criticize a journal article it can be difficult for the first time, one of the best ways to develop critical thinking and reading skills is to use some strategies when reading and evaluating a research study (Wood & Haber,1998). The following essay it is going to focus in a critique of a qualitative journal article by giving its strengths and weakness, critical appraisal it is going to be done with support from different references and frameworks relevant to a qualitative study.
The process of critiquing a qualitative and quantitative article has enabled us, as a group, to further understand the importance of knowing how to find, recognize, and understand reliable evidence within a research article. Furthermore, this learning has given us the confidence to integrate current research into our growing clinical knowledge when advocating for our
The paper clearly identifies several strengths and/or weaknesses of the media article’s portrayal of the scientific research, and each claim is backed up by evidence. should critically evaluate the way in which the media article presents the scientiﬁc study.
Guide. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press. This article was used in understanding some of the various categories of literature reviews that can be used expound on the present research question. The other article is: Rice, H. E., Englum, B. R., Gulack, B. C., Adibe, O. O., Tracy, E. T., Kreissman, S. G., & Routh, J. C. (2015). Use
To assess how comprehensive and balanced the literature review is, a literature search can be done by the reader to ensure the breadth of the literature cited and that, in instances where there are conﬂicting opinions, that they are represented. It is clearly tempting for authors to supply only background literature that supports their own premise or research ﬁndings. From the literature reviewed and thus the background information provided, a rationale for the current work should evolve, justifying the need for the current work, for instance, to explore an uninvestigated gap in the literature.14 The purpose or aim of the study and the research hypothesis, if provided, should be deﬁned so that the research problem can be clearly identiﬁed. The research objectives by which the aim will be achieved are also commonly stated in the introduction.
OVERVIEW: This is Part 1 of a two-part assignment designed to guide you through the steps of critically reviewing a published, evidence-based, scholarly journal article. This is an activity in which students engage frequently across their college careers in the completion of a variety of assignments. The article you review will be selected from the classroom Resources folder.
The authors did a great job of establishing a felt need for the research during the introduction. However, I do have to criticize the timeliness of the study. The study was performed in 2003 and citied works
Two hours were spent Saturday evening (Hybrid Research Day) reading, writing, reviewing, and adding citations to the final research paper. Since it was Jackson State University Homecoming week, I attended many of the festivities on campus, such as the Founder’s Day Program, and the parade. Additionally, on Saturday afternoon, I attended the football game, which was held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. Typically, I used the hybrid research morning to complete assignments; but because of homecoming, I decided to utilize the evening. Nevertheless, I will continue my efforts this week completing the paper. I have thoroughly enjoyed the process as well as the topic. Although I was acquainted with the topic, there was an enormous amount of
Following collection and synthesis of information, scholarly articles such as “Research Review” endure several rounds of revision. This process in itself increases credibility.
APA (American Psychological Association) Style writing is widely used across all fields of study and is regularly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This paper details the basic structure of an APA paper, provides resources and tips to assist authors during the writing process. As stated by the Publication Manual of the APA, an abstract is “a brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of the article; it allows readers to survey the contents of an article quickly and, like a title, it enables persons interested in the document to retrieve it from abstracting and indexing databases” (2010, p. 25). Applying and understanding the method of APA
The authors’ justification of the need for the study, including the degree to which the authors synthesized and critically analyzed existing research to show that this study is the next logical step in the line of research.