Research Ethics and Article Critique

Research Ethics and Article Critique
Instructions
Visit the NCU Library. Locate a qualitative peer-reviewed article that relates to your research
interest. Then, write a critique of the article that incorporates the concepts learned in this course.
Using complete paragraphs and APA formatting, identify and explain the following in the
critique of your selected article:
• Full citation of the article.
• Introduction – Write an introductory paragraph that includes a thesis statement and
background information related to the problem.
• Problem statement – Use the scripted statement from Week 1 to identify and analyze the stated
problem for completeness.
• Purpose of the study – Use the purpose statement to identify possible weaknesses in the stated
purpose.
• Research question – Remember that qualitative research questions are how or why queries.
• Methodology and design – Explain why the qualitative method was best for this investigation,
and rationalize why other designs would not be appropriate. Identify the chosen design and why
other designs would not work.
• Research ethics – Based on your progress with the CITI modules and assigned readings, identify
ethical considerations associated with qualitative research and proffer solutions or processes to
minimize risk to participants that the article does not address.
• Analysis – Provide a comprehensive analysis of the research data collection and analysis
procedures. Be sure to support with research that explains these data collection and analysis
procedures were the most appropriate for each study.
• Other procedures – Discuss other data collection and analysis procedures that could have also
worked for the study, based on research regarding data collection and analysis procedures.
• Conclusion – Conclude with an assessment of the overall quality of the article.
Length: 3-5 pages
Your critique should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in
the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response
should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.