Purpose/Research Problem:What is the topic of your research article?
What is the purpose of the study and research problem?
What are the variables of interest?
What is the specific relationship between those variables being investigated?
Does the problem statement indicate the variables?10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLiterature Review:Provide an overview of the topics are discussed in the Literature Review?
Is the Literature Review presented in your article logically organized and comprehensive?
Does it offer a balanced critical analysis of the literature?
Are both supporting and opposing theories and research discussed?
Is the majority of the literature of recent origin? Within 5 years of the date of your article?
Is it mainly from primary sources and of an empirical nature?
Has the research done in your article been done in the past?
Why is the research done in your article unique or different?30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAims/objectives/ research question/ hypothesesWhat are the aims, objectives, research questions, or hypotheses?
Are they clearly stated?
What is the rationale given for the type of hypothesis stated?
What information do they reflect that was presented in the literature review?
What are the independent and dependent variables?15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSampleDescribe the population selected for this research.
What is the target population identified?
What is the accessible population?
What was the sampling method used?
Was it a probability or non-probability sample?
Is the sample of adequate size?
Was power analysis discussed?
What are the inclusion and exclusion criteria?
Is subject dropout discussed?30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEthical ConsiderationsWho approved the research, an IRB, or other authorities?
Was informed consent obtained from the participants?
How were the autonomy and confidentiality of the participants protected?5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOutcomeAPA Format