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1. Locate a peer-reviewed research study using a (Qualitative Phenomenological) research design.
2. Critique the study by addressing the following:
– The problem being explored
(a) Why is it a problem?
(b) What makes it appropriate for research?
– A brief history of the problem
(a) How is the problem framed?
(b) What context is provided?
– The objectives of the research
(a) What are the objectives?
(b) How well are the objectives met?
– The study design and why it is appropriate
(a) How is the design appropriate? In what ways is it not appropriate?
– The sample for the study
(a) What are ramifications for transferability based on the sample given in the study?
– The procedures followed in conducting the chosen research. Give a step-by-step explanation of what was done, how subjects were solicited, where the data collection occurred, whether informed consents were used and how they were obtained, and so on.
(a) How easily could the research be repeated?
(b) How clear are the steps followed?
(c) What implications are inherent in the process for reliability and validity?
– What data were collected and how
(a) What were data sources?
(b) Why were these sources appropriate?
(c) What other data sources might have been considered?
– Any ethical considerations
(a) What ethical considerations did the author address?
(b) What ethical considerations did the author not address?
– Any limitations to this study
(a) What were the limitations discussed by the author?
(b) Were the limitations appropriate? Are there any limitations missing?
– Format the critique consistent with APA guidelines.
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