Analysis of Empirical Research Article
Complete your Module 1 Assignment by the end of Week 1. The purpose of this assignment is to help you synthesize course concepts and apply them to research in your particular field of interest. You are to go to the National FORUM Journals (Links to an external site.) or the College Library (Links to an external site.) database, and locate a published research article. It must be empirical; that is, it must contain data used to answer a research question or test a research hypothesis. The inclusion of data and its analysis (quantitative or mixed methods) is a requirement, so that excludes mere reviews of research or opinions from consideration. Write a 1- to 2-page analysis of the research article that includes, when appropriate: A description of the type of research, the purpose, the sample, the instrumentation (measures), the constructs (if any) and their operational definitions, and variables (as relevant, including independent, dependent, attribute, and key extraneous ones) A description of the research hypothesis or question, the type of research design used, and how researchers collected the data How the researchers addressed validity, reliability, bias, and control (Very briefly) how researchers analyzed their data (the type of statistical tests, qualitative approaches, etc.) A description of the researchers results A description of the researchers conclusions and study limitations if applicable A complete reference for the research (including the author, title, journal, pages, and doi and URL, if applicable) A sample article and analysis are provided as a template.