Gun Control-Mandatory background checks on all guns Article
Text used for this class as a reference:
Bachman, R. & Schutt, R.K. (2012). Fundamentals of research in criminology and criminal justice (2nd ed.). Los Angeles: SAGE.
Creswell, J.W. (2009). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches . Los Angeles: SAGE.
This assignment asks you to find three (3) peer-reviewed journal articles related to your group’s chosen topic of inquiry. You will then complete a review of each of your chosen articles and write a synthesis in the form of a literature review.
(Once the articles are found please send them to me for I need them along with the writing that is being written). Send me a message once you have read this, so that this important part is not over looked.
Topic: Gun Control-Mandatory background checks on all guns (United States of America)
1. Identify one (1) peer-reviewed journal article that reports the findings of empirical research related to your group’s chosen topic. You will know if an article is reporting on empirical research if it includes sections on data collection, sampling/participant selection, methodology, and data analysis.
2. First Read—Read the article from start to finish. Do not worry about what you do or don’t understand, simply try to get a sense of what the author(s) is attempting to convey (i.e., the major points). Make note of what you feel are the most important findings or conclusions the author(s) offers regarding your chosen topic.
3. Second Read—Refer to the questions listed at the end of these instructions. As you reread your article, respond to each question.
4. Review Write-up—Type an APA formatted reference for the article. Type your responses to each of the questions listed at the end of these instructions and a 2-3-paragraph summary of the important findings from the article, focusing on what the article contributes to your understanding of your group’s topic.
5. Piggy-Backing #1—using the first article’s text and reference list, identify a second peer-reviewed journal article that seems central to the arguments put forth in the first article, and your chosen topic. Be sure that this second article also reports findings from empirical research. Once identified, follow steps 1-4 for the second article.
6.Piggy-Backing #2—Using the second article’s text and reference list, identify a third peer-reviewed journal article that seems central to the arguments put forth in the second article, and your chosen topic. Be sure that this third article also reports findings from empirical research. Once identified, follow steps 1-4 for the third article.
7. Write a Literature Review—Type a 4-5 page formal review of the literature (the three articles you analyzed). Use the readings from our texts associated with conducting a literature review to help structure your review.
•What is the basic research question or problem? Try to state it in just one sentence.
•Is the purpose of the study explanatory, evaluative, exploratory, or descriptive? Did the study have more than one purpose?
•What were the major concepts in the research? How, and how clearly, were they defined?
•Were any hypotheses stated? If so, what were the independent and dependent variables? What was the hypothesized direction of association?
•What method(s) were used? (Qualitative, Quantitative, Mixed-Methods)
•How was the data collected and analyzed?
•What threats to the validity and reliability of the findings may be present?
•What additional research questions and/or hypotheses are suggested by the results?
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