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    Access the ERIC database (Educational Resource Information Center" , and use the ERIC database to locate the following journal article:

    McCoy, D. R., & Sorensen, C. K. (2003). Policy perspectives on selected virtual universities in the United States. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 4(2), 89-107. (EJ670101)

    Provide a comprehensive overview of this educational research journal article. Use the following criteria/questions to evaluate this educational research article:

    What is the focus of this study?
    Describe the research problem.
    Is the methodology explained in a manner that allows the reader to understand the research process which is being applied? If so, describe the research methodology that was applied to examine the research problem. If not, explain why not.
    Are the findings communicated in a clear manner? If so, explain the overall findings of this study. If not, explain why not.
    Are the conclusions of the study appropriate or in line with the results of the study?
    Does the author provide recommendations for future research? If so, what are they?
    What would be a good introduction? What should I include? Should I just put a simple background of the article? Should I put personal opinions, or just facts or maybe both and what would be a good example of those?

    I just need a shove in the right direction so I can get going on this. I'm not sure as to where to begin and what would be good to include and what to keep out.

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    Please see response attached. I hope this helps and take care.

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    1. Access the ERIC database (Educational Resource Information Center" , and use the ERIC database to locate the following journal article:

    McCoy, D. R., & Sorensen, C. K. (2003). Policy perspectives on selected virtual universities in the United States. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 4(2), 89-107. (EJ670101)

    Interestingly, the full article is not available in ERIC database. Rather it only lists the article and where it is published (i.e., Quarterly Review of Distance Education), but provides only the beginning of the abstract. The following information is drawn from that source, as well as another article that mentioned this specific study by McCoy and Sorensen (2003). However, I provided the basic format.

    2. Provide a comprehensive overview of this educational research journal article. Use the following criteria/questions to evaluate this educational research article:

    A. What is the focus of this study? The focus of the study is examining the development process of public virtual universities. Specifically, this study reports on a policy analysis that examined the development process of public virtual universities.

    B. Describe the research problem. Since the use of the Internet in distance education has increased at a tremendous pace, the problem addressed is how the public virtual universities developed overtime, as well as whether or not the present virtual system addresses the University needs effectively and efficiently.

    C. Is the methodology explained in a manner that allows the reader to understand the research process which is being applied? If so, describe the research methodology that was applied to examine the research problem. If not, explain why not.

    This type of methodology seems to fit with the research problem as they are investigating and reporting on the developmental process of public virtual universities. Therefore, content analysis seemed appropriate (and you will have to evaluate the ...

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    This solution overviews how to do a comprehensive overview of the suggested educational research journal article by McCoy and Sorensen (2003).

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