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2 Pages not including title & ref min 3 APA
The practice of quantitative research not only involves statistical calculations and formulas but also involves the understanding of statistical techniques related to real-world applications. You might not become a quantitative researcher nor use statistical methods in your profession but as a consumer, citizen, and scholar-practitioner, it will be important for you to become a critical consumer of research, which will empower you to read, interpret, and evaluate the strength of claims made in scholarly material and daily news.
For this Assignment, you will critically evaluate a scholarly article related to MANOVA.
- Search the Library for a quantitative article that applies MANOVA.
Write a 2-page critique of the research you found in the Library that includes responses to the following prompts:
- Why did the authors select MANOVA in the research?
- Do you think this test was the most appropriate choice? Why or why not?
- Did the authors display the results in a figure or table?
- Does the results table stand alone? In other words, are you able to interpret the study from it? Why or why not?
Article Critique Assignment: Week #
Article Critique Assignment: Week #
Write the APA formatted reference of this article here. Make sure it is completely APA formatted. Please note that the information in the announcement will not be APA. You need to learn how to put references in APA format. (Make sure you are using the article assigned for the week!!)
Write a one paragraph summary of the article including why the research was done, what they found, and implications for social change (no more than 1 page).
Critique of Article/Research Study
In paragraph form, write a 2-3 page critique of the article you were assigned to read for the assignment. In this section you should consider the items asked in the directions for the assignment but do not copy and paste the questions into your paper and answer them one after another. A critique is not a summary (retelling) of the article and what the authors did. A critique is a combination of a short summary of what you are critiquing and then a critique of it (Was what they did appropriate? Why or why not? What would you have potentially done differently? Why? Did they follow best research practices? How do you know?).
Here are some of the things you should consider when critiquing a research article (do not just copy and paste these questions into the critique—this is just to give you an idea of what types of things to address—you don’t have to address everything but should have 2-3 pages of critique in this section—double spaced):
Critique of Literature Review
· Was the problem clearly articulated and was ample evidence provided to support the problem being addressed?
· Was the theoretical or conceptual framework present, was its relationship to the present study described, and was it appropriate to the problem being addressed?
· Was the literature cited appropriate to the topic?
· Was the literature primarily from current sources (within 5 years of the article publication date)?
· Did the author choose citations judiciously, or were did it appear that quantity of citations was emphasized over quality?
· Does the literature review present a clear and non-biased approach to the topic?
· Were the research questions and / or hypotheses clearly stated? Do they logically derive from the literature review?
Critique of Methods/Research Design
· Were the participants adequately described in terms of population, inclusion and exclusion criteria, and sampling strategy?
· Is the sample representative of the population?
· Is there support that the sample size ensures adequate statistical power?
· Was there a statement indicating that IRB approval was obtained?
· Were procedures for protecting participant rights included?
· Were the procedures for executing the design carefully described in a way that you or other scientists could replicate the study?
· Is the role and activity of the researcher in the data collection setting/sites described?
· Were reliability and validity measures of questionnaires, scales, or other measurement instruments presented? Do measures exhibit adequate reliability and validity?
· Were instruments used in populations for which they may not have been normed? Was there effort made to ensure reliability and validity in the study sample?
· Was the design appropriate to test the hypothesis(es) or address the research questions?
· Was random assignment used? If not, what are the potential flaws to internal and external validity?
Critique of Results Section
· Are the important characteristics of the sample described?
· Are participation rates (and attrition rates in longitudinal studies) described? For longitudinal studies, was differential attrition determined?
· Were key descriptive statistics provided for all variables?
· Do the results address the hypotheses under question?
· Are tables and figures used effectively? Were tables not used when they would have been very helpful to the reader?
· Are effect sizes and p-values reported for all inferential findings? Were they appropriate?
Critique of Discussion Section
· Are the results discussed in the context of the research presented in the literature review section?
· Are methodological limitations adequately addressed? Think in terms of sample representativeness, generalizability of results, and potential threats to internal and external validity.
· Are implications for further research described?
· Are implications for practitioners described?
· Is the contribution/significance to the field in relation to the continuum of inquiry clear?
You do not need to cite the article you are critiquing but you do need to cite any materials that you use in critiquing the article from other sources. If you do cite other resources you will need to add an APA formatted reference list on the last page of the paper.
Make sure that you are not giving non-human things human characteristics in your paper. This means things like “this study concluded”. A study cannot conclude something but you can say things like “these authors concluded”. In addition, when you talk about research that has been done in the past or published materials you need to talk about them in the past tense.
In your conclusion write a paragraph about what your overall thoughts about the article were and if you found the article to be useful as well as why or why not. Also include if you think this article would be helpful to another researcher and why/why not.
Include any references you used in your paper other than the article you critiqued in APA format.