Explore BrainMass
Share

Analyzing Research Questions

This content was STOLEN from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

In the world of research you can find many research articles on any topic in many peer reviewed journals. Access a scholarly, peer-reviewed source and locate at least four articles on either qualitative or quantitative research containing research questions, as well as determine if they are good or bad questions.

© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 6:58 am ad1c9bdddf
https://brainmass.com/biology/genetics/analyzing-research-questions-484568

Solution Preview

Hi there,

One of the most effective tools to access the gene expression in the animal model is quantitative reverse transcription PCR. Given the fact that the rabbit is widely used as the human disease model and that the genome sequence of the rabbit is not completely known, the researchers pioneered the efforts to evaluate the rabbit immune response by measuring transcript expression profiles of around twenty genes after exposing the subject to the human pathogen. From the study, they identified several candidate genes that are highly regulated. While the identified genes are highly significant based on the statistic analysis, the study is biased since most of the targets selected are pre-determined. Therefore, a less biased analysis will be more suitable for vigorous determination of gene profile changes.

In the wild, the animals could ...

$2.19
See Also This Related BrainMass Solution

Quantitative analysis questions about research article.

Answer the following questions for the attached research article (Dormire, S.L. & Reame, N.K. 2003. Menopausal hot flash frequency changes in response to experimental manipulation of blood glucose. Nursing Research 52(5): 338-343.):

1. Problem
What is the problem the study was conducted to resolve?
Why is the problem an important one for nursing to study?

2. Study Purpose
What is the purpose of the study?

3. Research Question(s)
What is the main research question?

4. Hypothesis/hypotheses
What is the study hypothesis?

5. Study Variables
What are the independent and dependent study variables?

6. Conceptual Model/Theoretical Framework
In what way(s) was a conceptual model or theoretical framework used to guide this study?

7. Review of Related Literature
In what way(s) does the literature review support the need for this study?

8. Study Design
What study design is used?
In what way(s) is the design used an appropriate one?
Name and describe at least two threats to the internal validity of the study design.
Name and describe at least two threats to the external validity of the study design.

9. Sample and Setting
In what way(s) is the sample large enough?
In what way(s) is the sample representative of the population?
In what way(s) is the setting in which data were collected an appropriate one for this study?

10. Identification and Control of Extraneous Variables
What are the extraneous variables in this study?
In what way(s) were appropriate measures used to control for the influence of the extraneous variables?

11. Study Instruments/Tools
In what way(s) is the support provided for the validity of the study instruments adequate for their use in this study?
In what way(s) is the support provided for the reliability of the study instruments adequate for their use in this study?
In what way(s) were the instruments used appropriate for this study?

12. Data Collection Methods
In what way(s) is the data collection procedures appropriate for this study?
In what way were appropriate steps taken to protect the rights of the subjects?

13. Data Analysis Procedures
In what way(s) are the data analysis procedures appropriate for the data collected?
In what way(s) are the data analysis procedures appropriate for answering the research question(s) and/or testing the study hypothesis (hypotheses)?

14. Strengths/Limitations
What are two major strengths of the scientific merit of this study?
What are two major limitations of the scientific merit of this study?

See attached files for full problem description.

View Full Posting Details