SWK 421: Research & Statistical Methods in Social Work

SWK 421: Research & Statistical Methods in Social Work

Research Review – Article Analysis Form

Your Name (list all responses on the line below the information requested- this document is constructed using a table format and the line (box) will expand to the space needed as you type)
Article citation in APA Style
1. Research question(s ) and/ or hypothesis(es)
2. Independent variable(s) and operational definition(s) (i.e. what is the IV and how is it measured — what is known about the validity and reliability of the measure(s))
3. Dependent variable(s) and operational definition(s) (What is the DV and how is it measured — what is known about the validity and reliability of the measure(s))
4. Other variables: controlling or intervening (modifying) variables (what other variables are being assessed and measured and what is known about validity and reliability of those measures — for example. age might be a modifying variable- other variables that are important to the question and may modify or intervene between the main IV and DV)
5. Sample (who were the participants, what was the type of sample (purposive, non-purposive), how was the sample constructed (size and characteristics), how were participants recruited)
6. Data collection (methods and procedures – the how, when, where, and by whom were study data collected)
7. Research design (what was the type of research design used- true experiment, quasi-experiment, survey, secondary data analysis, etc. are there issues regarding the validity of the design)
8. Data analysis (how were the data were analyzed- list the analysis conducted or the statistics that were used)
9. Findings/ Results (briefly discuss the findings of the research – you report findings/ results here and discuss them below)
10. Discussion (of the findings/results – what did they find, was it significant)
11. Ethical issues/ Policy implications (specified/ implied or not)
12. Research implications (what are the implications and the next logical research steps for the research (what at the implications for the field the research represents and what are next steps)
13. Strengths of the research (1 paragraph based on what you learned from the information above that strengthens you confidence in the research- the space below is double-spaced)
14. Weaknesses, issues or concerns of the research (1 paragraph based on what you learned from the information above that may limit your confidence in the study- the space below is double-spaced)

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SWK 421 2018


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