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Respond to a classmate who was assigned a different article than you by further supporting his or her critique or respectfully offering a differing perspective. Please read each classmate’s article and reply to see if it met the criteria below. Also, add an in-text citation to the reply it only needs to be a paragraph for each person. For this Discussion, you will evaluate the use of literature and problem statements in assigned journal articles in your discipline to understand what it means for a research study to be justified, grounded, and original. Post a critique of the research study in which you:
Evaluate the authors’ use of literature using the Use of Literature Checklist as a guide.
Evaluate the problem using the Problem Statement Checklist as a guide.
Explain what it means for a research study to be justified and grounded in the literature; then, explain what it means for a problem to be original using the Litmus Test as a guide
Required Readings
Babbie, E.
(2017). Basics of social research (7th
ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 15, “Reading and Writing Social Research”
Walden University Office of Research and Doctoral Services. (2015c).
Litmus Test for a Doctoral-level research problem. Retrieved from
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=8691533
Required Media
Walden
University, LLC. (Producer). (2016b). Literature
review [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Dr. Patton speaks about the role of
literature in the research process.
Brown, M. (2013). Developing
social problems into research problems for graduate study [Online webcast].
Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udfldYXvUxw&feature=youtu.be
Transcript can
be found here: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=23588619
Walden University Writing Center. (2014). WriteCast episode #5: Five strategies for critical reading. Retrieved from http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-podcast-returns-writecast-episode-5.html
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1. Peer Regina Ortiz (article b)
In the article Supervising domestic violence defendants with GPS, it discusses the impact that tracking has on cases in the justice system. Ibarra, Gur &Erez (2014), state that as new forms for technology are developed, it is being adopted into the court system and unable to effectively address how to keep domestic violent victims safe, from there alleged abusers. The authors write their thesis, where the social problem is stated in the introduction. Following the introduction Ibarra, Gur &Erez (2014), use literature review to back up their theory. They used a qualitative study called Supervision styles and penological discourse that included how electric monitoring (EM) has been used to manage the risk of the accused domestic abusers on conditional release. The authors continue to review literature throughout the article, that back up the problem that GPS technology has keeping domestic violent victims safe, while tracking accused domestic abusers. Based on reading the article, I believe the key variables are the justice system, domestic violence victims, accused domestic abusers and electric nonrioting. I do not feel like they were clearly stated but it was the reoccurring theme. There was no information about the sample, population or participants provided. In the conclusion there was a summary of what was found in the article to that backed up the social problem of GPS EM. However, there was key results on a resolution. Sources were citied throughout the article, and only 13.4% were citations from the last 5 years of the time of the article being written.
The social problem identified in the article is the use EM and the effects it has on DV victims. I found this article hard to follow when it comes to how the problem will be solved.
Litmus test. The article was justified that there was a problem that was significant to the justice system. It used other l literature to build upon proof of the problem. However, I did not see where new findings will have implications for previous findings. I believe the gap in practice for this article was the impact that GPS tracking has on the younger generation and how common it is, along with the issues that tracking has on keeping individuals safe. I do think a scholarly systematic method of inquiry could be applied to address the problem; however I did not see one while reading this article.
Ibarra, P. R., Gur, O. M., & Erez, E. (2014). Surveillance as casework: Supervising domestic violence defendants with GPS
2. Shannon Reynolds – Evaluating Use of Literature and Problem Statement
In my review of Swan et al.’s (2015) Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students: Case Study of a Virtual Learning Lab in a Rural Middle School, I have concluded the following.
Use of Literature: Applying the Use of Literature Checklist, I found evidence that a problem was introduced, a theory was introduced, direction to the research questions and/or hypotheses was provided, and results were compared with existing literature or predictions. While I do not see that the problem was directly stated, I believe that the problem and purpose was addressed. The key variables re defines, there is information provided regarding the sample, population, and participants, the key results are also summarized, and while there is a summary of the literature, I would not consider it a critique. There are sources cites to support points, but I found that there were more sources cited outside if the five-year time-frame than within it. I believe that the literature justifies the importance of the topic studied because it provides data that supports positive learning outcomes of virtual learning labs.
Problem: I do not see an actual problem statement written out in the form of “the problem is…” and therefore I do feel that the problem is adequately identified. The rationale/justification is left for interpretation in my opinion, and therefore it is hard to justify that the problem is framed in a way that is consistent with the research approach. Without a written out problem statement, it cannot be accurately conveyed how the study will address the problem. As stated previously, the citations include some current literature, but the non-current citations outweigh the current. The study that I retrieved skips from the first page to page 295 so I am unsure if I pulled an incomplete study or if that was the intention for this assignment.
Litmus Test: For a research study to be justified, there must be evidence that there is a problem of significance to be studied. In order to be grounded in the literature, the study should either add substance to previous findings or prove previous findings inaccurate and should be “grounded in a commitment to objectivity and have checks and balances to support them in achieving that goal” (Babbie, 2017). In order for a problem to be original, the problem being studied must substantiate a gap in practice or literature that has not been proven previously. In order to accomplish this “you should organize your search of the literature around the key concepts you wish to study” (Babbie, 2017) in an effort to formulate the originality of the problem. If your literature search does not produce evidence of a previous study, there is a good indication of an original topic or gap in practice or literature.
References
Babbie, E. (2017). Basics of social research (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Swan, B., Coulombe-Quach, X.-L., Huang, A., Godek, J., Becker, D., & Zhou, Y. (2015). Meeting the needs of gifted and talented students: Case study of a virtual learning lab in a rural middle school. Journal of Advanced Academics, 26(4), 294–319. https://doi.org/10.1177/1932202X1560336
3.(Peer) Linda Patrick Evaluating Use of Literature and Problem Statement
Introduction
The emergence of virtual learning labs (VLLs) has increased in the last few years since COVID-19’s inception. Students of all grades and ages benefit significantly from these labs. This week’s assignment is to evaluate a peer-reviewed published journal literature review about the needs of gifted and talented students and using a VLL in a rural school district. Further, the assignment explores an original problem and evaluates the use of literature in peer-reviewed research studies. Moreover, the discussion post includes criteria for a research study and what it means to be grounded and justified.
Literature Review
Dr. Patton explains that a literature review is a tool used by scholar-practitioners to enhance the contribution to research. It helps the scholar to understand where one belongs in the larger picture. Since a scholar’s intellectual heritage is significant, Dr. Patton discusses the importance of knowing it. In the end, Dr. Patton notes the knowledge others have generated allows scholars to create fundamental distinctions and build upon that work. Accordingly, scholar-practitioners must understand the various works of those preceding them. Lastly, Dr. Patton mentions the significance of concepts, methods, and measures inherited and how critical these are to the process because knowing and having a sense of the position of the work of scholars within the tradition is essential (Walden University, 2016b).
Evaluate the Authors’ Use of Literature
In this week’s literature review, Swan et al. (2015) examine how states and schools opt to replace or supplement classroom instruction with online virtual learning labs through blended environments. A look at the Digital Learning Now Act (2011) signed into law in the Florida school district by former Governor Rick Scott is explored. The abstract and review reveal a vivid picture of the literature and the need for the study, and the authors justify a rationale through grounded research (Walden University, Checklist). The literature presents a thorough discussion and summary of the findings in meeting the student-centered needs of gifted and talented students in a blended VLL environment. Additionally, the researchers noted how the study addresses the problem statement through the method used. The researchers provided in-depth knowledge of the literature and supported the case study based on prior research and case studies by other authors and scholars. Although the review was around 25 pages minus references and within the length of a well-structured article, perhaps the literature review could have been shorter based on some repetitiveness of information. Babbie (2017) states that a researcher must strike a balance between saying too little and saying too much when writing papers and reviews, regardless of the length. Additionally, the author mentions that structure and how polished the literature review are both crucial points. The literature revealed limitations that the authors discussed briefly, and in those, the researchers mentioned some biases centered around belief structures on the part of researchers. Overall, the article revealed how VLL programming serves numerous benefits in enhancing students’ learning and socialization skills in an environment that is comfortable and conducive to customized online classroom learning (Swan et al., 2015).
Identify the Research Problem
In a rural school district, the problem is how essential VLL programming is in meeting the needs of gifted and talented students? The research examined one VLL and how to differentiate instruction for gifted and talented students through the acceleration of courses offered using a school in a rural Florida school district. The problem appears framed consistent with the research approach throughout the literature.
Is the Research Justified and Grounded in the Literature?
The question is grounded in literature and framed in a way that others can construct upon or refute published findings.
Explain What It Means For a Problem to be Original
If a problem is original, one should ask whether the problem represents a gap in the research literature or practice? Conclusion
Overall, the literature review revealed how VLL programming serves numerous benefits in enhancing students’ learning and socialization skills in an environment that is comfortable and conducive to customized blended online classroom learning, as noted by (Swan et al., 2015).
References
Babbie, E. (2017). Basics of social research (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning
Swan, B., Coulombe-Quach, X., Huand, A., Godek, J., Becker, D., & Zhou, Y. (2015) Meeting the needs of gifted and talented students: Case study of a virtual learning lab in a rural middle school. Journal of Advanced Academics. 26(4), 294-319. https://doi.org/10.1177/1932202X15603366 Wal

 

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