The ability to read, understand, critique, and integrate research studies and to design a study to address a gap in the research literature is a vital tool. As you write your, you may be reading hundreds of studies, many of which you will evaluate as part of a coherent literature review.
Select 5 empirical articles from peer-reviewed journals that:
1. Describe each study, including:
operationalization of constructs)
2. Critically evaluate each study: Does the author make a compelling case for the meaning and significance of the findings?
Write a literature review that explains what is known and not known about the phenomenon based on a critical evaluation of the five studies.
Develop a research question that addresses one of the unknowns you identified in Part 2 and sketch a qualitative study that can answer the question about what is unknown and contribute to theory (in some sense of theory you discuss in Question 1).
to collect and how you will collect it, data analysis)
determine how to operationalize them (you need not identify specific measures)
research question than alternatives you have considered
contribute to theory
(e.g., internal validity, threats to validity, and operationalization) needed to address this
The structure of your paper should be as follows:
Body (15 pages, no more; APA Style; use appropriate headings for organization of the paper)
References (APA Style)
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