QUALITATIVE ARTICLE REVIEW ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Understanding the differences between Quantitative and Qualitative Research is vital to further dissecting and digesting the volumes of literature in this course. Qualitative Research Methods employs a great deal of gathering, organizing, assessing, and presenting Non-numerical data collected from interviews, observations, case study analysis, often in non-experimental fashion. More and more scholarly research in the Sport Profession today is of the qualitative-nature, it is vital students can accurately decipher the differences. The best way to comprehend qualitative research methods is to study it intimately while dissecting and re-presenting a pristine summary of a single non-statistical research study. Learn the intricacies of a major published research project regarding your topic from Abstract through References writing a thorough analysis in a non-statistical, deeper and often more-meaningful manner.
Choose 1 qualitative article related to your Literature Review or Alternative Assignment and compose a 2-page review of it. Your review must include 2 sections after a proper Title Page: (1) a summary of the article and (2) a critical analysis of the article.
Your summary must include:
•The purpose of the study
•Description of participants/sample
•The research design/data analysis: narrative, grounded theory, case study, phenomenology, ethnography, etc.
•Method of data collection: questionnaire, document analysis, observation, interview (open-ended, structured), etc.
Your analysis must include:
•Opportunities for further research not already stated in the article
•Threats to validity or undocumented bias on the part of the researcher(s)
•Other original insight or criticism
•Implications of the findings