Select two primary research articles on the same research topic. Keep in mind the following: One of the articles that you choose must use a quantitative research methodology. The other article must use a qualitative methodology. Mixed methodology studies
Select two primary research articles on the same research topic. Keep in mind the following: One of the articles that you choose must use a quantitative research methodology. The other article must use a qualitative methodology. Mixed methodology studies are not permitted for this assignment. The articles should be recent (published within the past five years) and discuss the theoretical framework used for the research. Do not select articles that report a meta-analysis or are purely theoretical (with no data collection). Note: You will use these same two articles throughout the next assignments in this course. Carefully read both articles, noting how the researchers presented the research topic to the reader at the beginning of each article and how the literature review was crafted to demonstrate the research problem addressed by the study. Also note the research questions. Quantitative studies will sometimes present hypotheses instead of research questions. To write your paper, you will focus on the introduction section of each article. Directions Complete the following in 6–8 pages: Begin your paper with an introduction that explains the purpose of the paper and its contents. Describe the research topic that is investigated by the articles you chose. This should be a general description of the topic (the subject matter of the articles), not an overview of the articles in particular. Present the topic scientifically, and provide citations to support your description. Explain why the topic is relevant to the science of psychology and your specialization area or professional work. Identify the research problems investigated in each article. Discuss the researchers’ rationale for identifying and investigating these research problems. Identify the research questions asked in each article. Evaluate the alignment between the research problem and research question for each article. In considering the introduction to each article—not the methodology, results, or discussion—discuss the contribution the research will make to the knowledge base by solving each of the research problems. End your paper with a summary and a conclusion. Additional Requirements As much as possible, the assessment should be written in your own words, paraphrased and properly cited in current APA style. If you need to quote, do so sparingly, and make sure you have cited quotes in current APA style. Your assignments need to demonstrate your understanding of the material, not how well you can quote someone else’s work. Write in a professional tone without writing errors. Make sure your assessment is 6–8 double-spaced pages, not including the title page or references, with 1-inch margins. An abstract is not required. Include an APA style references section. Use APA style headings to organize your paper. Must include: Describe the research problems investigated by selected articles. Describe the researchers’ rationale for identifying and investigating the research problems in the selected articles examine the alignment between the research problem and research question for each article.Explain the contribution the research will make to the knowledge base by solving each of the research problems.