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Scholarly Journal Assignment

First, you will identify an area of interest of bullying and locate two research articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals that address your area of interest. Read both articles carefully – you will be expected to thoroughly describe and summarize the content of the article using the format presented below.

Bullying

Complete this Assignment as Follows:

First, all students should familiarize themselves with the topic

Feel free to contact Mary Oberlies, Library Liaison for Social Work, moberlie@gmu.edu

Second: Select two research articles from your topic area. For this assignment, each student will identify two different social work scholarly journals that publish articles based upon quantitative or qualitative research methods. Then select one article from each of these journals (two total), reflecting the area of practice specialty focus that you have identified. One article should present qualitative data and the other article should present quantitative findings. For a brief chart explaining qualitative and quantitative research, see below.

Third: Once you have developed an understanding of the articles, you can move on to completing each section of the paper by answering questions about the articles listed below. While answering the questions about each article please compare and contrast the articles.

Be certain that you are careful to NOT copy anything directly from the articles without using quotation marks and proper citation (per sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). It is a violation of the University Honor Code to copy directly from any source without using quotation marks and a proper citation. You will be submitting your assignment under SafeAssign, which is a program that will give you information on plagiarism. Note that since you will be presenting information on what your articles have found, it will be necessary to have proper citations.

Finally: Carefully proofread your work and be sure it adheres to the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) before submitting it to the instructor.

For each article, address the following questions:

  1. Title of the Article
  2. Hypothesis or Research Question

§  In your own words, what was/were the hypothesis(es) or research questions stated in the articles?

  1. Summary of Literature

§  In your own words, briefly summarize the review of literature presented by the authors in support of their articles. How well did the authors support their study using past research? Were the studies cited by the authors relevant? What did you, as a reader, learn from the review of literature? What questions remained unanswered for you as a reader?

  1. Methodology

§  Did this article utilize qualitative or quantitative methodology?

§  How did the researchers find participants for their study?

§  What methods did the researchers use to gather their data (e.g. instruments, interviews?

§  Do you think the authors described their methodology well enough for you to understand?

§  If there were parts about the methodology that seemed unclear; what were they?

  1. Results

§  What were the main findings from the study?

§  How did the findings support the hypothesis (es) or answer the research questions you identified earlier in this assignment?

  1. Discussion

§  What are the main points of the discussion?

§  Do you agree with the authors’ interpretations/conclusions about their results? What do you agree with? What do you disagree with?

  1. Reference Page

§  Please be sure that you proper cite (using the APA style of referencing) the two articles that you used for this assignment on a reference page (the last page).

See the examples below:

Reference Information

Correctly cite the article following APA (6th ed.) format. Here is the format for correctly citing a journal article (pay attention to punctuation, spacing, what words are capitalized, what parts are italicized, etc.):

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, xx, pp-pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxx

Here is an example of a correct APA citation for a journal article (pay attention to punctuation, spacing, what words are capitalized, what parts are italicized, etc.):

Smith, C. L., Calkins, S. D., Keane, S. P., Anastopoulos, A. D., & Shelton, T. L. (2004). Predicting stability and change in toddler behavior problems: Contributions of maternal behavior and child gender. Developmental Psychology, 40, 29-42. doi:10.1037/0012-1649.40.1.29

Some Features of Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

Qualitative

Quantitative

Purpose is to understand & interpret social interactions.

Purpose is to test hypotheses, look at cause & effect, & make predictions.

Seeks a detailed description.

Seeks to classify features, count them, and construct statistical models in an attempt to explain what is observed.

Type of data collected is words, images, or objects.

Type of data collected is numbers and statistics.

Recommended during earlier phases of research projects.

Recommended during latter phases of research projects.

Identify patterns, features, themes.

Identify statistical relationships.

Researcher is the data gathering instrument.

Researcher uses tools, such as questionnaires or equipment to collect numerical data.

Data is in the form of words, pictures or objects.

Data is in the form of numbers and statistics.

Subjective – individuals’ interpretation of events is important (e.g., uses participant observation, in-depth interviews etc.).

Objective – seeks precise measurement & analysis of target concepts (e.g., uses surveys, questionnaires etc.).

Qualitative data is more ‘rich’, time consuming, and less able to be generalized.

Quantitative data is more efficient, able to test hypotheses, but may miss contextual detail.

Narrative report with contextual description & direct quotations from research participants.

Statistical report with correlations, comparisons of means, & statistical significance of findings.

Particular or specialized findings less generalizable.

Generalized findings that can be generalized to other populations.

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