5 detailed annotated bibliographies, on peer reviewed research articles only. Must follow directions – myassignmentgeek.net

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5 detailed annotated bibliographies, on peer reviewed research articles only. Must follow directions – myassignmentgeek.net

ARTICLES USED MUST BE PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH ARTICLES. Choose five research articles all related to the same research topic of your choice, must be psychology related, you can use the Walden Library for resources. My login is akkissia.slay@waldenu.edu and the password is Pitbull93! http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/library

The Assignment due Week 10 is worth 400 points so submitting a solid piece of work is important. I have provided extensive comments in the Week 6 and Week 8 Assignments that I have returned to you. The graded papers, with extensive comments, are in your Grade Book. If you don’t see the papers, or can’t download them, please email me. You will not be able to do well without reading the feedback provided to you in the work you submitted for Weeks 6 and 8.

I have also provided a list of items that belong in each section of the Summary, Analysis and Application paragraphs in the returned Week 6 work (they are also available as part of each Assignment directions). You don’t have to include every item, but you need to include some, and they need to be in the correct sections.

I have provided examples of mixed method studies in the Announcement section of class. Please post to contact the instructor or email me if you are not clear on what a mixed method design is. Please clearly specify in your discussion of your mixed method studies what the quantitative and qualitative data collected are in the Summary paragraph.

Please note that two extra paragraphs are required with the Week 10 Assignment (see below).

Here is the Assignment, described in the Week 10 section of class:

By Day 7

    • Locate five articles on a research topic of your interest—one quantitative research articles, two qualitative research articles, and two mixed methods research articles ( I will provide examples of mixed method articles)—published in peer-reviewed journals. MUST BE RESEARCH ARTICLES FROM PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS TO RECEIVE CREDIT.
    • Prepare an annotated bibliography that includes the following:
      • A one-paragraph introduction that provides context for why you selected the research articles you did. (TOPIC OF RESEARCH IS YOUR CHOICE, MUST RELATE TO PSYCHOLOGY)
      • A reference list entry in APA Style for each of the six articles that follows proper formatting. Follow each reference list entry with a three-paragraph annotation that includes:

The questions below need to be used to create the summary:

  • What is the topic of the source?
  • What actions did the author perform within the study and why?
  • What were the methods of the author?
  • What was the theoretical basis for the study?
  • What were the conclusions of the study?

Some or all of the following questions need to be used to create analysis:

Was the research question well framed and significant?

How well did the authors relate the research question to the existing body of knowledge?

Did the article make an original contribution to the existing body of knowledge?

Was the theoretical framework for the study adequate and appropriate?

Has the researcher communicated clearly and fully?

Was the research method appropriate?

Is there a better way to find answers to the research question?

Was the sample size sufficient?

Were there adequate controls for researcher bias?

Is the research replicable?

What were the limitations in this study?

How generalizable are the findings?

Are the conclusions justified by the results?

Did the writer take into account differing social and cultural contexts?

The following questions will need to be answered to create application.

How is this source different than others in the same field or on the same topic?

How does this source inform your future research?

Does this article fill a gap in the literature?

How would you be able to apply this method to your area of focus or project?

Is the article universal

      • A one-paragraph conclusion that presents a synthesis of the six articles.
    • Format your annotated bibliography in Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced. A separate References list page is not needed for this assignment.

Examples of Mixed Method Research are as follows:

Here are a few more personal examples of mixed method studies in addition to the published ones provided in the Announcement section of class on April 29. In each case, the quantitative and qualitative components of the study are identified. For the Week 10 Assignment, you will select two mixed method studies from the peer reviewed literature. Please clearly identify the qualitative and quantitative data that were obtained in the Summary paragraph.

For example, a hospital I worked at opened a small Emergency Department for women who were pregnant. We conducted a mixed method study to examine frequency of use, and reason for use. The quantitative data consisted of analyzing how many visits took place during each six hour period of weekdays and weekends; the qualitative data were obtained by having nurses ask a subset of women in each time period why they came in. Quantitative data provided the information that the most frequent times of use were nights and weekends; qualitative data provided the information that anxiety about the baby, rather than their own health, played a major role in their deciding to come in. This mixed method study used quantitative and qualitative data, together, in a single study to provide a more complete understanding ED use by pregnant women.

As another example, a weight loss intervention may have primarily quantitative end points (body weight, blood glucose levels, blood pressure, minutes/weight spent exercising, etc) which would be the main focus of determining if the intervention is effective, but it might also include a qualitative component such as focus groups. For example, people in the focus groups might explore barriers they overcame, changes in feelings of self-efficacy, or rewards from weight loss they weren’t expecting. A weight loss program at my hospital conducted such a study and in the qualitative piece found that “being able to play with the grandchildren” was the most important outcome from a weight loss program reported by participants over the age of 65 who had diabetes! The quantitative component reported mean changes in body weight, blood glucose levels, blood pressure, etc before and after the intervention.

Finally, interventions studies often report outcomes from people who completed a program. If researchers are testing a weight loss program, they might report mean changes in body weight, blood pressure, blood glucose levels. They might wonder, however, why some people dropped out. If a member of the team was comfortable with qualitative methods they could conduct interviews or a focus group to find out why people who dropped out did so (with IRB approval). What were the barriers to completing the program? A qualitative researcher can obtain information from the participants, in their own words, that will add depth to the assessment of the effectiveness of the intervention. The researchers would then be able to present a quantitative assessment of effectiveness in those who completed the program and qualitative information on barriers to completing the program in those who dropped out.

 

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