Quantitative Tools

Make sure the quantitative article that you selected in this units Studies, the Readings for Discussion section, will allow you to thoroughly address all of the points required for this discussion, then complete the following: Identify and describe the constructs, operational definitions, and variables included in the research. Do not just list terms. Include a description of how the researcher defined these. Identify the measure or measures used to quantify the data, the scale of measurement for each measure, and the statistics used to analyze the data. Describe the cognitive tool used to interpret the data (deductive logic, inductive reasoning, scientific method, or critical thinking). Discuss the usefulness of the operational definitions for the constructs in this study. How could they have been defined differently? Were the operational definitions sufficient to allow the researcher to answer the research question? Make sure to justify your answer. Explain the importance of operational definitions to scientific merit. List the persistent link for the article in your response. Refer to the Persistent Links and DOIs guide (linked in Resources) to learn how to locate this information in the library databases.Part II- Response GuidelinesAfter reviewing the discussion postings, choose two peers to respond to: Follow the persistent link to the article being discussed. Using the language of research, explain how you agree or disagree with your peers evaluation, offering your own suggestions for improving the research design.Q2- Qualitative Tools Make sure the qualitative article that you selected in this units Studies, the Readings for Discussion section, will allow you to thoroughly address all of the points required for this discussion, then complete the following: Identify and describe the level of analysis and key phenomena in the research. Describe and evaluate the data-collection method or methods. Was the data-collection method appropriate to allow the researcher to answer the research question? Why or why not? Describe and evaluate the data-analysis procedure or procedures. Was the data-analysis procedure appropriate to allow the researcher to answer the research question? Explain the importance of appropriate data-collection and data-analyses procedures to scientific merit. List the persistent link for the article in your response. Refer to the Persistent Links and DOIs guide (linked in Resources) to learn how to locate this information in the library databases.