The purpose of exercise is to conduct a detailed, critical evaluation of the research design, methods and analysis of a study written up and published in a peer-reviewed journal. Students will be using Wolfer’s (2007) critical questions for evaluating written research to evaluate an article; these questions are provided below.
Article selection tips:
- select an article from a peer-reviewed Sociology Journal
- the article should clearly be written about a study the author conducted
o a meta-analysis of multiple studies is not appropriate for this assignment
o secondary data analysis of an existing national data set is OK, but be sure you understand what you are reading