Research Method Assignment

(1)  Introduction

This should clearly state what the report is about, provide a brief overview of the content of each article and provide an indication of how the report will be structured – suggested maximum of 250 words

(2)  Identification and critical evaluation of the methodology and methods

Each article should be discussed separately.  For each article, critically evaluate the methodology and methods used in the research.   This should include evaluations of the research paradigms underpinning the methods used, the way in which the research is designed, the actual methods used and the techniques of data analysis.     Not all aspects of the methodology and methods used might be obvious or directly stated and you might need to infer this based on the evidence in the article. Ask yourself – what are the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches and why (or why not)

have they been the most appropriate to use in each research project?  Could other approaches have been used to address the research questions and objectives?  Why or why not?  It is recommended that you spend equal time on discussing each article – suggested 1,250 words each or total of 2,500 words

(3)  Conclusions and recommendations

This should provide a clear and insightful summary to the report.  Highlight the key points and controversies in the report and any recommendations you might wish to make – suggested maximum of 250 words