Write a succinct and thorough paragraph in the space below either justifying or challenging the use of your selected article’s research methods used to examine its research question

ANALYSIS – 30 points possible (15 points each)

The authors of the article you have selected for this assignment used a particular research design, group of participants, and set of study methods to investigate a research question (sometimes referred to in scholarly articles as the “hypothesis tested”).  As you know from early assigned readings in the course textbook, research questions can be investigated using a variety of methods.

  1. Write a succinct and thorough paragraph in the space below either justifying or challenging the use of your selected article’s research methods used to examine its research question. NOTE:  You must base your writing on the course textbook information about which research methods are best suited for which types of studies, not on personal opinion or preference, and choose just one position here.  A paragraph that both justifies and challenges the use of an article’s research methods or that states why one position cannot be chosen cannot not be assigned points.  Include in the body of your writing appropriately placed and formatted source citations for both the article and the course textbook.
    2. Write a succinct and thorough paragraph in the space below describing a research method other than the one noted in your selected article that the article author(s) could have used to conduct the same study and explain why it would be suitable as an alternative method.   NOTE: The alternative research method you select must be suited for the article’s study so you will want to review the assigned course readings on the various types of methods.  Include in the body of your writing appropriately placed and formatted source citations for both the article and the course textbook.