Reference no: EM131011855
Critique of the research study in which you:
• Evaluate the purpose statement using the Purpose Statement Checklist as a guide
• Analyze alignment among the theory, research problem, and purpose
• Explain your position on the relationship between research and social change
Use the attached form in relation to the article below
Article: Ibarra, P. R., Gur, O. M., & Erez, E. (2014). Surveillance as casework: Supervising domestic violence defendants with GPS technology. Crime, Law and Social Change, 62(4), 417-444. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10611-014-9536-4
Purpose Statement Checklist
Use the following criteria to evaluate an author's purpose statement.
Look for indications of the following:
• Does the statement begin with signaling words?
• Does the statement identify the research approach (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed)?
• Does the statement clearly state the intent of the study?
• Does the statement mention the participants?
• Does the statement mention the research site?
• Is the statement framed in a way that is consistent with the identified problem? If the study is qualitative, does the purpose statement do as follows?
• Focus on a single phenomenon
• Use an action verb to convey how learning will take place
• Use neutral, nondirectional language
• Provide a general definition of the central phenomenon If the study is quantitative, does the purpose statement do as follows?
• Identify the variables under study
• Provide a general definition of each key variable
• Use words that connect the variables
• Identify a theory If the study is mixed methods, does the purpose statement do as follows?
• Discuss the reason(s) for mixing both quantitative and qualitative data
• Include the characteristics of a good qualitative purpose statement (as listed above)
• Include the characteristics of a good quantitative purpose statement (as listed above)
• Indicate the specific method of collecting both quantitative and qualitative data.