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    How on God's green earth do you stretch to 2000 words a critique of a journal article?

    All you do is go through saying 'they said this and I understood it and they were right' how much bloody detail can you get out of that?! :mad:
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    By going through it with a fine-tooth comb.

    Look at their leaps from previous research to current hypothesis
    Look at their application of said research
    Look at their chosen experimental paradigm and it's previous use/research
    Is that paradigm suitable? What won't it show? Why is it a good/bad choice?
    Look at their sampling. Representative? Bias? Big enough? How could it be better?
    Go through their stats with a fine-tooth comb. Is it really showing what they say it's showing?
    Possible alternative explanations? Implications on their conclusions
    Extraneous/Confounding variables? Experimenter bias?
    Have they clearly defined their variables?
    Have they attempted to control for any errors in measurement? Did it succeed?
    Have they made valid conclusions? Was it worth doing in the first place?
    Has it contributed to its respective field? Why/Why not?
    What questions has it raised/answered?

    etc etc etc

    What year are you in?
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    (Original post by Princesschickenbelly)
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    You're welcome for the help, by the way.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    You're welcome for the help, by the way.
    I was just writing this when you replied...

    Thanks for that

    It's harder with it being a qualitative study I guess, no stats to pick at it's all a bit more wishy washy...
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    (Original post by Princesschickenbelly)
    I was just writing this when you replied...

    Thanks for that

    It's harder with it being a qualitative study I guess, no stats to pick at it's all a bit more wishy washy...
    If it's qualitative then you can just rip the shreds out of it if it hasn't been done properly.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    If it's qualitative then you can just rip the shreds out of it if it hasn't been done properly.
    I wish every minute of the day to be half as smart as I assume you are

    Glad there's someone out there that actually knows what they are doing, so when I fail there will be someone to take my place.
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    (Original post by Princesschickenbelly)
    I wish every minute of the day to be half as smart as I assume you are

    Glad there's someone out there that actually knows what they are doing, so when I fail there will be someone to take my place.
    I can't quite tell if this is sarcasm.

    I'll just assume its not.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    I can't quite tell if this is sarcasm.

    I'll just assume its not.
    It's not
 
 
 
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