Week 8 – assignment 1: research ethics and article critique and week


Week 8 – Assignment 1: Research Ethics and Article Critique


Visit the NCU Library. Locate a qualitative peer-reviewed article that relates to your research interest. Then, write a critique of the article that incorporates the concepts learned in this course.

Using complete paragraphs and APA formatting, identify and explain the following in the critique of your selected article:

Full citation of the article.

Introduction – Write an introductory paragraph that includes a thesis statement and background information related to the problem.

Problem statement – Use the scripted statement from Week 1 to identify and analyze the stated problem for completeness.

Purpose of the study – Use the purpose statement to identify possible weaknesses in the stated purpose.

Research question – Remember that qualitative research questions are how or why queries.

Methodology and design – Explain why the qualitative method was best for this investigation, and rationalize why other designs would not be appropriate. Identify the chosen design and why other designs would not work.

Research ethics – Based on your progress with the CITI modules and assigned readings, identify ethical considerations associated with qualitative research and proffer solutions or processes to minimize risk to participants that the article does not address.

Analysis – Provide a comprehensive analysis of the research data collection and analysis procedures. Be sure to support with research that explains these data collection and analysis procedures were the most appropriate for each study.

Other procedures – Discuss other data collection and analysis procedures that could have also worked for the study, based on research regarding data collection and analysis procedures.

Conclusion – Conclude with an assessment of the overall quality of the article.

Length: 3-5 page

Your critique should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Week 8 – Assignment 2: Complete CITI Certification


Complete all remaining modules. Follow the CITI instructions for printing the list of modules completed and certificate. Be sure to include the full module list. Upload your CITI certificate and list of modules completed to the course room, Week 8 – A2.


Cruz, R., & Tantia, J. (2017). Reading and understanding qualitative research. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 39(1), 79-92

Faulkner, C. A., & Faulkner, S. S. (2019). Research methods for social workers: A practice-based approach (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford

Sale, J. E. M., & Thielke, S. (2018). Commentary: Qualitative research is a fundamental scientific process. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology

Tolich, M., Choe, L., Doesburg, A., Foster, A., Shaw, R., & Wither, D. (2017). Teaching research ethics as active learning

Walther, J., Sochacka, N. W., Benson, L. C., Bumbaco, A. E., Kellam, N., Pawley, A. L., & Phillips, C. M. L. (2017). Qualitative research quality

Roth, W., & von Unger, H. (2018). Current perspectives on research ethics in qualitative research. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 19(3), 3-3

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