Quantitative mini critique
1. Critique the journal article, fully answering the following questions
2. This critique should be NO MORE THAN 3-4 pages (not including the cover page and reference page)
3. Utilize the APA levels of headings on page 62 of the APA Manual
4. APA formatting required (Include appropriate APA level/headings)
Ethical Aspects of a Study
Was the study approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board, Research Ethics Board or similar committee?
Were appropriate informed consent procedures used with all participants?
Research Problems, Research Questions and Hypotheses
What is the research problem?
Does the problem build a persuasive argument for the new study?
Is the problem statement easy to locate?
What are the research questions and hypothesis?
Do the hypothesis state a predicted relationship between two or more variables?
Was the design experimental, quasi-experimental, or non-experimental?
Was the study longitudinal or cross-sectional? What are the threats to the studies internal validity?
What type of sampling design was used?
Are possible sample biases or weaknesses identified?
What methods of data collection were utilized (Self-reports, Scales, Observation, and Rating Scales)? If self-report methods were used, did the researchers make good
decisions about specific methods (in-person interviews, mailed questionnaires, etc.)?
If observational methods were used, did the report adequately describe what the observations entailed?
Did the researchers discuss the study’s implications for clinical practice or future research and if so, were the implications grounded in the study evidence, and in
evidence from earlier research?