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The Discerning Reader and Writer In the text How to Critique Journal Articles in the Social Sciences, Harris (2014) writes in the first chapter?and then repeatedly throu

The Discerning Reader and Writer

In the text How to Critique Journal Articles in the Social Sciences, Harris (2014) writes in the first chapter—and then repeatedly throughout the remaining chapters “there is a recurring theme that runs through the book: Research is better than ordinary human inquiry but is far from perfect” (p. 8). The aim of the text is to heighten your sensitivity to the notion that when you engage with social science research, you need to do it with eyes (and mind) wide open—not naively—but with a healthy dose of skepticism. Just as in art where the craftsperson who has a discerning eye can expertly critique what appears to be a masterful work to the novice artist, you, too, are gaining mastery skills for how to critique social science research, and that includes your own. That skillful discernment carries over to not only the substantive content of the study but the way it is carried out, written up, and presented.

For this assignment, you will read three chapters: the first on measurement, the second on sampling, and the third on analysis. If ever there are sections of research that can be likened to art, surely it is housed in those three. The researcher operates as both scientist and artist as he or she takes a hunch or idea or hypotheses and digs deeper to find the reality of what exists and what does not, and then seeks to present the findings in both practical and aesthetic ways for the readership. Consider how your approach to scholarly endeavors and search for knowledge and truth can be metaphorically likened to what Michelangelo said about his masterful sculpting:

“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there; I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”

Research often involves hundreds or thousands of pieces of data. Information can be compiled for many different variables, and computer programs can be used to model the relationships between them. From their reading of prior studies, social scientists bring a deeper theoretical understanding of the many constraints that shape human behavior, which informs their sampling, measurements, and analyses. Then, as they compose their final reports, researchers describe their findings with precision and caution rather than speaking in hyperbole. All of this is, arguably, far superior to ordinary human inquiry. (Harris, 2014, p. 84)

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References

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000(new tab)

Harris, S. R. (2014). How to critique journal articles in the social sciences. Sage.

Upon successful completion of this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Integrate the Virtuous Business model into their reading, research, writing, and reporting.

Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Read chapters 5, 6, and 7 in How to Critique Journal Articles in the Social Sciences.  
  3. Locate, download, and read one full-text, quantitative, scholarly article at least 10 pages in length that would be beneficial for a research study on the Virtuous Business Model. Use the quantitative scholarly article to address the following prompts:
    1. For Chapter 5, answer all the questions for #1 in Exercise 5.2 (p 59).
    2. For Chapter 6, identify existing sampling limitations.
    3. For Chapter 7, complete the inquiry in Exercise 7.2 (p. 81).
  4. Use Grammarly to edit your discussion post and classmate response before submitting.
  5. Use APA formatting for all citations and references.
  6. Submit the initial discussion post by Day 5 of the workshop.
  7. Read and respond to at least one of your classmates’ postings and any follow-up instructor questions directed at you by the end of the workshop. When responding, utilize at least one of the following ways to engage in scholarly dialogue: 
    1. Extension: Expand the discussion.
    2. Relevancy: Relate the topic to a current event.
    3. Exploratory: Probe facts and basic knowledge.
    4. Challenge: Interrogate assumptions, conclusions or interpretations.
    5. Relational: Make comparisons or contrasts of themes, ideas, or issues.
    6. Diagnostic: Probe motives or causes.
    7. Action: Identify application or an action in personal or work life.
    8. Cause & Effect: Cite causal relationships between ideas, actions or events.
    9. Hypothetical: Pose a change in the facts or issues.
    10. Priority: Seek to identify the most important issues.
    11. Summary: Elicit synthesis

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Criteria Excellent Competent Needs Improvement

Inadequate/Faili ng

Criterion Score

Peer-

Reviewed

Template

Feedback

/ 2020 points

Makes

excellent

connection to

relevant

content both

inside and

outside of the

student article.

The template

is completed in

its entirety.

18 points

Makes

competent

connection to

relevant

content both

inside and

outside of the

student article.

One item is

incompleted in

the template.

16 points

Needs

improvement

to make clear

and scholarly

connection to

relevant

content both

inside and

outside of the

student article.

Two to three

items are not

completed in

the template.

14 points

Inadequately

makes

connection to

relevant

content both

inside and

outside of the

student article.

Four or more

items are not

completed in

the template.

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Total / 30

Overall Score

Criteria Excellent Competent Needs Improvement

Inadequate/Faili ng

Criterion Score

Communicati

on

/ 1010 points

Excellent

communication

when applying

English

Grammar

Standards and

the 7 C's of

writing: clear,

concise,

complete,

correct,

correlated to

the research,

creative, and

with critical

thinking

evidenced.

9 points

Proficient

communication

when applying

English

Grammar

Standards and

the 7 C's of

writing: clear,

concise,

complete,

correct,

correlated to

the research,

creative, and

with critical

thinking

evidenced.

7 points

Emergent

communication

when applying

English

Grammar

Standards and

the 7 C's of

writing: clear,

concise,

complete,

correct,

correlated to

the research,

creative, and

with critical

thinking

evidenced.

6 points

Inadequate

communication

when applying

English

Grammar

Standards and

the 7 C's of

writing: clear,

concise,

complete,

correct,

correlated to

the research,

creative, and

with critical

thinking

evidenced.

Excellent 32 points minimum

Competent 28 points minimum

Needs Improvement 25 points minimum

Inadequate/Failing 0 points minimum

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METHODS 1

Sampling and Methodology

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Sampling and Methodology

Discussion.

The action of obtaining, evaluating, and interpreting information for a range of social, educational, economic, and political reasons is known as social science research. The book, How to Critique Journal Articles in the Social Sciences, Harris (2014) aims at making one aware of the fact that when you engage in social science research, you should do it with your eyes (and mind) wide open and not blindly, but with a healthy degree of pessimism.

The growing popularity of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) necessitates the need to educate medical specialists, which is rapidly being done through e-learning and hybrid learning techniques. Because the majority of nurses lack MIS expertise and training, a laparoscopic collaborative learning course for nurses has been developed. The major goal of such a study would be to validate the online conceptual component of such a course to assess learner satisfaction level, as well as friendliness and usefulness metrics and nurses' enthusiasm in collaborative learning (Ortega-Morán et al., 2020). Participants were given a web link that included guidance for performing the validation tests as well as access to the course registration form. A defined validation methodology was used to gather information via sociability (relational statistical data and checklist), usability (Web Analytics), and perception and satisfaction (questionnaire) assessments under quasi conditions after the nurses who were participants in the investigation completed the online module of the laparoscopic training course for nursing within a maximum of ten days without supervision.

The measurement technique majorly applied in the gathering of information is the administration of questionnaires. Experts assisted in the development of questionnaires, ensuring their validity, determining their duration, and spotting potential flaws. From these questionnaires sociability, as well as perception and satisfaction validation was performed through a 5-point Likert scale ((1 – completely disagree, 5 – completely agree) (Ortega-Morán et al., 2020). In my opinion, the measurement strategy used by the authors was great. The fact that consistent and systematic measurement procedures were applied throughout the study on all participants is a plus. The weakness posed is that the measurement should have been carried across more participants as the study's generalizability was hindered by the small participant sample size. The measurement scale needed to incorporate national or perhaps international considerations on other important measures to provide additional proof to the study. The author did however not mention other measurement choices they could have considered but I think the incorporation of random sampling in choosing participants as opposed to participants volunteering would have led to obtaining better measures.

In the above study, the variables considered while designing the questionnaire are sociability, usability, as well as perception, and satisfaction validation. Two other variables I feel could have been considered in the design are face-to-face training ratings and suggested tools (for interactive discussions) The face-to-face consideration is important as it would be important to understand participants' sentiments on face-to-face versus online learning. Participants suggesting different tools that can increase student engagement and commitment by facilitating productive socialization in online forums is important (Caballé & Conesa, 2018). An internal social constraint is that the participants in the study volunteered to take part and were not selected randomly which could lead to biasness. An external social constraint is the existence of national and international scales in the nursing lane could adversely affect criteria for collecting measurements.

Sampling has advantages ranging from low costs, high accuracy in data collected, less than consumption, and suitable where the research has limited resources. However, there are several limitations associated with sampling ("Survey: Sampling issues," 2017). The significant drawback of sampling is that it may include biased selection, resulting in incorrect results. Bias occurs when the sample selection procedure used is flawed. Relatively small samples that are carefully chosen may be far more dependable than big samples that are badly chosen. The results are dependable and accurate when a properly representative sample of the population is chosen. When the events under study are of a complicated character, selecting a truly fair representation is difficult. It's challenging to pick decent samples. When it comes to sampling, the toughest part is selecting an adequate sample size whose results truly reflect those of the population under study.

References

Caballé, S., & Conesa, J. (2018). Conversational agents in support for collaborative learning in MOOCs: An analytical review. Advances in Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems, 384-394. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-98557-2_35

Ortega-Morán, J., Pagador, B., Maestre-Antequera, J., Arco, A., Monteiro, F., & Sánchez-Margallo, F. M. (2020). Validation of the online theoretical module of a minimally invasive surgery blended learning course for nurses: A quantitative research study. Nurse Education Today89, 104406. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104406

Survey: Sampling issues. (2017). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methodshttps://doi.org/10.4135/9781483381411.n610

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