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Unformatted text preview: characteristics (fails to mention characteristics that are relevant to the variables being tested) and rationale for selection (convenience rather than random). • Procedure is not clear. • Statistical significance: if the researcher claims that results more than .05 are statistically significant. If the result is statistically not significant this is not a weakness but shows that the variables being examined have no effect on each other, • Instruments: items in an instrument are not testing what they should be testing, or the reliability of the instrument is not mentioned. • Practical implications are not mentioned. • Limitations: failure to mention limitations. • The limitations that the researcher mentions should not be considered weaknesses because he/she admits them...
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- Spring '11
- Mini Literature Review, problematic research design