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Assessing a Research Study

Review the study components in the left-side column of the form below. Refer to the study you chose, and complete the data in the right-side column with the key components in that study.

Research Question:

How did the research question emerge from the review of literature in the article?

Independent Variables
Type:

Dependent Variables
Type:

Identify and Define the Study Design Elements:
1. Quantitative vs. Qualitative:
2. Sample Size
3. Method of sample selection: Explanation.
4. Identify and define the experimental and control groups?
5. Reliable and valid data instruments? Explain.

Describe analysis.
What statistics were used?

Did the researchers? conclusions make sense, did they answer the research question, and did they appear to flow from the review of the literature?
Did they explore control of extraneous variables?