Research Evaluation Checklist

Research Evaluation Checklist

Complete the checklist below for the study/article you are to evaluate.

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Define topic and need.

 

 

· What phenomenon does the study investigate?

 

· Is the phenomenon a problem, an opportunity, or a dilemma?

 

· What symptoms (easily observable signs) indicate that it is a problem, opportunity or a dilemma?

· How do people who know this organization explain these symptoms? What do administrators want to know about the phenomenon?

· How can it be expressed in manageable terms?

 

Assess relevant knowledge.

 

 

· How much is already known?

 

· Is additional background information necessary? Should this research be conducted?

· Is the topic a special case of a broader, more fundamental and important problem?

 

Identify variables and measures, and research questions and hypotheses.

 

 

· What variables associated with the phenomenon are investigated? How are the variables measured?

· What are the research questions?

 

 

· What specific hypotheses are formulated?

 

Identify and analyze the research design.

 

 

· What is the research design—exploratory, descriptive, or causal research? Is this non-experimental, quasi-experimental, or experimental research? What is the nature of data—primary or secondary?

· What is the source of data—interviews, questionnaires, existing databases? Are answers obtained through interviews and questionnaires objective?

Analyze the sample.

 

 

· What is the population from which the respondents have been selected? How large is the sample?

· Is it random, stratified, or other sample?

 

Gather data.

 

 

· How are data gathered?

 

· Does the procedure of gathering data ensure objectivity?

 

Analyze data.

 

 

· Are the data words (qualitative data) or numbers (quantitative)? How are qualitative data analyzed?

· How are quantitative data recorded and checked for accuracy? What statistical methods are used to analyze data?

 

Assess results.

 

 

· What are the answers to research questions? Are hypotheses supported?

· What evidence did the study produce that helps answer research questions or support/refute hypotheses?

 

Evaluate recommendations.

 

 

What recommendations can be made on the basis of results?

 

 

What recommendations are made that cannot be supported with results?

 

Evaluate the study.

 

 

· What limitations does the study have?

 

 

· What improvements in research design can be recommended?

 

 

 

Assignment 2: Final Project Part II: Reading a Study

 

Click here to access the research evaluation checklist.

 

Using this checklist read and evaluate the article below, “Diagnosed with Breast Cancer While on a Family History Screening Programme: An Exploratory Qualitative Study.”

 

 

http://web.a.ebscohost.com.southuniversity.libproxy.edmc.edu/ehost/detail/detail?sid=d3dcd730-6c46-4d56-9a0b-dc7d5c6391ac%40sessionmgr4008&vid=0&hid=4106&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#AN=105755005&db=rzh

 

 

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