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The introduction is just that – an introduction to the research study. A good introduction will give you a complete picture of A) the topic being studied, B) the problem that the researchers wish to address through their study, C) the significance of the problem, D) previous research that has been conducted on the topic and/or problem, and E) the research question(s) and hypothesis(es). By the end of the introduction, you should understand why the problem is important to study and exactly what the researchers hope to do through their study. You should also feel confident that these researchers are capable of carrying out the study. A good introduction will hook the reader into wanting to find out more about the study and feeling like the study is worthwhile.
After reviewing the introduction in the, respond to at least five (5) of the questions below (include the questions in your evaluation to indicate which questions you’re answering). Incorporate the Tran et al. readings into your responses through citations and references.
- In your own words, state the topic of the research study. Did the authors clearly introduce the topic? If not, what could they have done better?
- In your own words, state the problem that the researchers say they will address. Did the authors clearly describe the problem? If not, what could they have done better?
- In your own words, describe how the authors discussed the significance of the problem. Did the authors clearly describe the significance of the problem? If not, what could they have done better?
- What are the important terms that the authors define? What other important terms do you think the authors should have defined?
- Do the researchers have the knowledge and skills to carry out the proposed research? Whether yes or no, how do you know?
- How is the background information on the problem presented?
- Describe some of the major themes that the authors present in the literature review. Is the review comprehensive? Why or why not?
- Have the references been analyzed and critiqued, and the results of various studies compared and contrasted? How did the authors organize their literature review?
- Describe how the literature review educated you on the problem/topic. Describe what you wish you knew more about regarding the problem/topic.
- Describe how the authors justify the need for their study based on what they found in their review of past literature.
- How many different references do the authors include in their literature review? Do these references come from different types of sources?
- What are the research questions for the study?
- What is/are the hypothesis/es?
- What is the purpose of the study? Did the authors clearly describe the purpose? If not, what could they have done better?