Instructions for Article Critique and Review –Qualitative
You are to find an article in a peer reviewed journal (these
are academic journals, not popular magazines like Psychology Today). It should
be on a topic or in an area of interest to you. In your summary and critique of
the article I would like you to answer the following questions.
- In your
own words, summarize the goal of the research presented in the
article. What were the authors trying to do?
did they obtain their sample? What population was sampled? How did they
get people to participate? Were there incentives?
was the targeted experiences they were trying to describe?
was information gathered?
was the approach for analysis? What qualitative methodology was used?
was the text coded and organized?
was done to validate the information gathering process?
were the main themes discovered? Give examples to illustrate those themes.
there limitations or problems that you noticed that the authors didn’t
the conclusions drawn by the authors consistent with their results?
- How is
this research applicable? What information has been gained? What future
studies does this research lead to?
Before beginning this assignment, please show me the article
or send me the citation so I can make sure it is appropriate.
Instructions for the in-class presentation.
everyone needs a copy of the article but they should all have a copy of
the abstract. If you send me a pdf file of the article I can put it up on
blackboard before class.
you are all sick of Powerpoint, it can help to organize what you are
presenting. Think in terms of bulleted lists.
and tables from the article can be helpful in summarizing results. It’s
pretty easy to copy from the pdf of an article and drop into Powerpoint.
- If you
e-mail me your presentation or bring it on a jump drive we can use the
overhead projector in class.
you are trying to present :
the research was done-what was the research question.
the research was done- how was the information gathered.
was involved-who were the subjects?
were the results- what were the primary themes?
does it mean? –implications beyond the study.