Also refer to the course presentations and our discussions concerning what is feminist research methodologies. Due: April 11. (Worth 20% of the course grade) Purpose: To critically read and evaluate published feminist research. Preparation: We will continue to study different research designs to prepare you to do this assignment. However, I thought that you might want the assignment now so that you could select 3 articles to critique between now and April 11. My experience has been that students increase in their ability to read and critique published research as the course progresses. I have provided tradtional formats to critique research articles described in the "Standards" section below. Standards: I have provided "Standards of Adequacy" as links so that you use them to critique your selection of 3 research articles comparing the study to what is expected for each type of study. Use these guidelines or standards to evaluate the research within the traditions to help you see how the feminist research adheres or differs from these standards: (link 1) an introduction on how to read research (read this first) (link 2) how to read quantitative research (link 3) standards of adequacy for true experimental designs, quasiexperimental designs, and single-subject designs (link 4) standards of adequacy for descriptive research, correlational research, survey research, and ex post facto research (link 5) standards of adequacy for a narrative literature review (use these criteria to critique a literature review chapter in a dissertation) (link 6) standards of adequacy for qualitative designs--case studies (link 7) standards of adequacy for ethnographic methodology (link 8) credibility standards for analytical research such as historical and legal studies (link 9) guidelines for a research proposal (these guidelines will be used to constructively critique your research proposal due on May 7, 2002) Each link has the type of research methodology written on the top and the page numbers from the McMillian, J. and Schumacher, S. (1997). Research in education: A conceptual introduction (4th edition) textbook so that you may refer to it for further clarification. Definition of terms may be found in the chapter or in the glossary of this textbook.
to critique qualitative research articles