Qualitative and Quantitative Research Process
Conduct a literature search to select a quantitative research study of interest and conduct an initial critique of the research report. Respond to the critique guidelines for quantitative research, including:
1. Was a quantitative or a qualitative study conducted?
2. If the research was quantitative, was the study descriptive, correlational, quasiexperimental, or experimental?
3. Was the setting for the study natural, partially controlled, or highly controlled?
4. Were the steps of the study clearly identified?
5. Can you identify the following sections in the research report: problem, purpose, literature review, framework, variables and definitions of variables, design, treatment (if appropriate), sample, measurement methods, data collection, data analyses, and outcomes?
6. Were any of the steps of the research process missing?
7. Were the steps of the study logically linked? Thus the study problem and purpose need to provide a basis for the literature review and the framework presented. The purpose and framework provide a basis for the objectives, questions, or hypotheses identified. The objectives, questions, or hypotheses provide a basis for the study design, measurement, data collection, and data analyses. The findings from the study need to be linked to the framework and to previous studies cited in the literature review.
Provide a reference for the article according to APA format and a copy of the article.