What evidence did the author give to demonstrate the necessity of the research?

Quantitative Article Critique

1. Purpose of the study:

Why does the author think the study is necessary?
What evidence did the author give to demonstrate the necessity of the research?

2. Research question(s)/ Hypotheses:

Were the research questions/ hypotheses clearly stated and testable?
Were they grounded in a theory?

3. Design

Why was a quantitative approach appropriate for this study?

4. Variables

What were the independent and dependent variables?
How were they operationalized?
How were they measured?

5. Sample

What was the sample?
What was the sample size?
How were participants selected/recruited?
Was the sample appropriate for the study purpose?

6. Instrumentation

What method was used to collect data?
Was the method appropriate for testing the hypotheses/answering the research question(s)?
Were the measures valid and reliable to answer the research question/test the hypotheses?

7. Data Analysis

How were the data analyzed?
Was the method of analysis appropriate for the study purpose?

8. Results

What were the results or findings?
Were the results or findings sufficient to test the hypotheses/answer the research questions?
What are their implications and applications?

9. Final thoughts

What is your main take-away from the article?

How would you summarize the study for a magazine blurb in 100 words or less? Write it here.


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