In this assignment, you will evaluate the research methodologies used in a particular study to apply the knowledge you have gained in the course. This will be your opportunity to explore a research study in depth and gain a stronger understanding of both conducting the research and also reporting the outcome of that research.
Read the following article from the Argosy University online library resources:
Then, in a 5- to 6-page paper:
RA 1 is worth 200 points and will be graded according to the following rubric.
Assignment ComponentProficiencyMaximum Points
Examine the theoretical framework used in the study and assess its appropriateness for the selected research question.
The theoretical framework is accurately identified and thoroughly examined. The appropriateness of the framework is discussed in detail as it relates to the extent to which it helps to frame the selection of literature, methodology used, discussion of findings, and how it supports the research question. Special attention is given to addressing the multicultural emphasis in the selected sources and in the discussion of findings. Specific examples are provided to support the discussion. Scholarly evidence is used to support ideas.
/ 44 pts.
Analyze the instruments used in data collection and discuss whether and how they were the appropriate selection to achieve the desired outcomes.
Analysis of the selected instruments is accurate and clearly discusses the rationale of its appropriateness or lack thereof for reaching the desired outcomes. Provides examples of other possible instruments as examples to support the appropriateness or lack thereof of the selected instruments. Discussion is supported with specific examples from the article as well as with additional supporting evidence.
/ 48 pts.
Evaluate the results and conclusions drawn and discuss the extent to which they supported the research question.
Evaluation is clear, complete, and accurate. Results and conclusions are related to the data collection and the framework. How results and conclusions supported the research question is accurately discussed and explained. Specific examples from the article are used to highlight the multicultural emphasis of the study; evidence from other scholarly sources is used to support the ideas.
/ 44 pts.
Evaluate the ethical considerations used by the researchers regarding multicultural diversity in data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Ethical considerations regarding multicultural diversity to evaluate and interpret data are identified and discussed in detail. Specific examples are provided regarding considerations in data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Evaluation of the ethical considerations is thoughtful and accurate and it discusses how those ethical considerations are present throughout the study, as needed. How specific ethical issues were identified and handled was highlighted and explained. Implications of those issues on the study are discussed accurately. Specific examples from the article are used to highlight ideas; evidence from other scholarly sources is used to support the ideas./ 44 pts.
Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation./ 20 pts.Total: / 200 pts.