GOV 603 WEEK 4 Homework #1: Article Critique

Homework #1: Article Critique
Answer the following questions based on your reading of Olivero et al. (1997) Olivero et al. (1997) – Alternative Formats . Review the detailed guidelines (page 1) and example article critique (page 2) in the following document: Homework #1 – Article Critique.docx Homework #1 – Article Critique.docx – Alternative Formats

I. Identify the research problem, hypothesis, and significance
A. What is the research problem?
B. What was the hypothesis?
C. What is the significance of the research?
II. Critique the validity of the underlying model of the program.
III. Describe and critique the research design employed, including:
A. The specific type of research design employed
B. The methods to gather information, including variables and measurements
C. The sample and respondents employed.
IV. Critique the design, results, and conclusions in terms of
Internal validity (be sure to identify and assess all eight threats)
External validity (identify and assess all six threats)
V. Provide at least four specific suggestions for improving the research design.
Be sure to review the detailed guidelines (page 1) and example article critique (page 2) in the attached word document/
Use the following text books as a reference however I don’t have a digital copy of them:
Johnson, G. (2014). Research Methods for Public Administrators. 3rd Edition. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0765637147.
Creswell, J. W., and Creswell, D. (2018). Research Design Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. 5th Edition, Sage. ISBN: 978-1-5063-8670-6
Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D., Christian, L. M. (2014). Internet, phone, mail and mixed-mode surveys: The tailored design method. 4th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1118456149.


Homework #1: Article Critique
Answer the following questions based on your reading of  Olivero et al. (1997) Olivero et al. (1997) – Alternative Formats . Review the detailed guidelines (page 1) and example article critique (page 2) in the following document:  Homework #1 – Article Critique.docx Homework #1 – Article Critique.docx – Alternative Formats
I. Identify the research problem, hypothesis, and significance
             A. What is the research problem?
             B. What was the hypothesis?
             C. What is the significance of the research?
II. Critique the validity of the underlying model of the program.
III. Describe and critique the research design employed, including:
A. The specific type of research design employed
B. The methods to gather information, including variables and measurements
C. The sample and respondents employed.
IV. Critique the design, results, and conclusions in terms of
Internal validity (be sure to identify and assess all eight threats)
External validity (identify and assess all six threats)
V. Provide at least four specific suggestions for improving the research design.
Be sure to review the detailed guidelines (page 1) and example article critique (page 2) in the attached word document/
Use the following text books as a reference however I don’t have a digital copy of them:
Johnson, G. (2014). Research Methods for Public Administrators. 3rd Edition. Routledge. ISBN: 978-0765637147.
Creswell, J. W., and Creswell, D. (2018). Research Design Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. 5th Edition, Sage. ISBN: 978-1-5063-8670-6
Dillman, D. A., Smyth, J. D., Christian, L. M. (2014). Internet, phone, mail and mixed-mode surveys: The tailored design method. 4th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1118456149.

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