Assessment 1 – evaluating scientific merit

 

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RESEARCH MATRIX

Overview

This week, you were introduced to literature mapping as part of the preparation for a literature review. As you collect articles, the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) Tool [PDF] can be used to evaluate their scientific merit.

This assignment consists of a research matrix. This matrix includes research concepts that can be found and connected to preselected published scholarly research. Five research articles related to the topic of first-generation college students and resilience at a four-year university have been chosen for you. Some of the content areas have been filled in; you will need to complete the rest.

Assignment Instructions 

Fill out this provided Research Matrix [DOCX] with research concepts that can be found and connected to these five articles related to the topic of first-generation college students and resilience at a four-year university. The first article has been completed for you as an example.

  1. Garriott, P. O., Hudyma, A., Keene, C., & Santiago, D. (2015). Social cognitive predictors of first and non-first-generation college students’ academic and life satisfactionJournal of Counseling Psychology62(2), 253–263.
  2. Johnson, S. R., & Stage, F. K. (2018). Academic engagement and student success: Do high-impact practices mean higher graduation rates? Journal of Higher Education89(5), 753-781.
  3. Olive, T. (2014). Desire for higher education in first-generation Hispanic college students enrolled in a graduate counseling programJournal of Phenomenological Psychology45(1), 72–91.
  4. Schelbe, L., Swanbrow Becker, M., Spinelli, C., & McCray, D. (2019). First generation college students perceptions of an academic retention programJournal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 19(5), 61–76.
  5. Smith, K. J., Emerson, D. J., Haight, T. D., Mauldin, S., & Wood, B. G. (2019). An examination of the psychometric properties of the Connor-Davidson resilience scale – 10 (CD-RISC10) among accounting and business studentsJournal of Accounting Education, 47, 48–62.

Additional Requirements

Refer to the assignment scoring guide to make sure you meet the requirements of this assessment.

Competencies Measured

By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assignment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Analyze the methodology used in scientific research.
    • Identify the study sample in the chosen research.
    • Identify the methodology used in the chosen research. 
  • Competency 2: Evaluate the characteristics, purposes, benefits, strengths, and weaknesses of research methods.
    • Identify the main themes in the chosen research. 
    • Identify the research question or questions in the chosen research.
    • Describe the theoretical framework of the chosen research study.
    • Describe the findings in the chosen research. 
  • Competency 3: Evaluate ethical issues in research studies.
    • Describe the ethical considerations in the chosen research.
  • Competency 6: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with the expectations for members in the identified field of study.
    • Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with the expectations for members of an identified field of study, using APA style and formatting. 
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