bias indicators

a. Critical evaluation paper: Students will prepare a narrative evaluation of a selected research article. Although other sources may be approved, preference is for articles in peer-reviewed journals in the library or full-text articles through UWA Library Online services. If an online article is used, include sufficient citation for the instructor to locate the article on the Internet. The submission must include a copy, or link to the article itself. It is expected that the assignment will be approximately eight paragraphs in length. A guideline for the evaluation is stated in the Rubric below. CRITICAL ANALYSIS PAPER RUBRIC Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Introductory Section: Part 1 (typically one paragraph) general problem area as reported by authors is identified and its adequacy is evaluated general problem area (if in article) is not identified or evaluation is insufficient Introductory Section: Part 2 (typically one paragraph) lit review and bias indicators considered and appropriately evaluated lit review or bias not considered and/or not appropriately evaluated Introductory Section: Part 3 (typically one paragraph) specific objectives or hypotheses reported in study are identified and evaluated for form/clarity specific objectives or hypotheses are not identified or are not sufficiently evaluated Sampling Procedures (typically one paragraph) selection techniques and representativeness considered and appropriately evaluated selection techniques or representativeness not considered and/or not appropriately evaluated Measurement Procedures (typically one paragraph) tools evaluated for quality/relevance to the study insufficient evaluation of measurement tools Research Design (typically one paragraph) type, relevance, and sufficient detail for replication considered and appropriately evaluated type, relevance, or detail not considered and/or not appropriately evaluated Results and Conclusions (typically one paragraph) appropriate evaluation of extent to which conclusions supported by results, including appropriate statistical inferences (if relevant) insufficient evaluation of relationship between results and conclusions Overall Evaluation of Research Study (typically one paragraph) relevance for practice identified, including weaknesses in study (if any) weaknesses or practice relevance not considered and/or identified Source Peer-Reviewed Journal or refereed online newspaper, book, magazine, handout Your Paper grammatically correct, without spelling errors, word processed double-spaced, APA style one or more of the criteria for satisfactory not evident