Social Work and Human Services


Social Work and Human Services
By now, you should be aware that the findings from a research study are only part of the story. As a consumer, hoping to inform practice by use of an

evidence base, you want to know much more. A sound research study includes all the steps highlighted in previous weeks: reviewing existing literature,

focusing a research question, choosing a qualitative or quantitative method for answering the question, designing the study including selection of data

collection procedures and/or measures, procedures used, data analysis plan, and findings. In addition, the study commonly discusses how ethical concerns

were addressed and acknowledges the limitations of the study. For this assignment, you review a published research study with two purposes in mind:
o Observing the structure and content of the article
o Comparing the content of the article to the recommended content of sections for a research study.