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Research Evaluation Tips

How to write write Research Papers in APA Format
How to write a Literature Review
How to write a Critical Review(Journal Article Summary)

'...badly written papers are most often written by 
people who are not clear in their own minds what 
they want to say.'  - John Maddox

When evaluting research, it is important to consider the following, especially if producing a written evaluation.  These tips will help you to determine the quality of the research study you are evaluating and will provide detail in your written analysis/summary.

  • Describe the purpose of the article.
  • What is the problem? Is it clearly stated?
  • Does the problem have a theoretical rationale?
  • How significant is the problem?
  • Is there a review of the literature? If so, is it relevant?
  • Are the constructs operationally defined?
  • What are the hypotheses? How clearly are they stated?
  • Is the procedure (or method) used to address and answer the problem described fully and completely to enable future researchers to replicate the study?
  • Was a sample used? If so, how was it selected?
  • What are the limitations/delimitations of the study? Were these stated?
  • Are there any probable sources of error that might influence the results of the study? If so, have they been controlled or acknowledged as limitations to the generalizability of the research?
  • What statistical techniques are used to analyze the data ? Are they appropriate?
  • How clearly are the results presented? Describe the results.
  • What are the conclusions? Are they presented clearly? Do the data support the conclusions?

  • Does the researcher over-generalize the findings?


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