Structured Article Brief

Structured Article Brief - Research Components Pertinent...

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Research Components Pertinent Questions 1 INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the questions in normal font in the space provided in the table. Use the questions in italics to focus your critique of the article and to help you think about how to design your own research proposal. Specific research question In your own words, what are the research questions the author seeks to answer in this study? To what extent is the author’s method of framing the research question insightful and useful as a model for your own work? Larger research question/ body of literature How does the author justify the merits of the study? What is the state of prior research on this question? How well does the author distinguish her work from prior research? How does the author use prior research to further the study’s propositions? Has the author convinced you that this study will make a meaningful theoretical or empirical contribution? Theory/ argument
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PLSC 300D taught by Professor Melin during the Spring '11 term at Loyola Chicago.

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