to write write Research Papers in APA Format
to write a Literature Review
to write a Critical Review(Journal Article Summary)
'...badly written papers are most often
people who are not clear in their own
they want to say.' - John
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
Describe the purpose of the
What is the problem? Is it clearly
Does the problem have a theoretical
How significant is the problem?
Is there a review of the literature?
If so, is it relevant?
Are the constructs operationally
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