Comparing Research Reports
For your first assignment, you will compare and analyze a quantitative and a qualitative research report. Review the Quantitative Versus Qualitative Research multimedia, linked in the Resources, to solidify your knowledge of the different research approaches. You will use the specific articles that are in the Resource: Gammon and Morgan-Samuel’s 2005 article, “A Study to Ascertain the Effects of Structured Student Tutorial on Student Stress, Self-esteem, and Coping,” and Kiefer and Ellerbrock’s 2012 article, “Caring and Fun: Fostering an Adolescent-Centered Community Within an Interdisciplinary Team.” This assignment will help you become more proficient at reading and analyzing research reports. As a result of this assignment, you will develop the skills needed to apply the research findings to your own professional practice. Use the Comparing Research Reports Template; it provides more detailed information that will help you organize this assignment. Review the scoring guide to ensure you fulfill all assignment criteria.
Format: Use APA style and formatting, include a title page and reference page.
Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Length: 4–5 double-spaced pages, excluding title and reference pages.