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Judging a research study

Review at least five articles according to the following instructions:

• Using the criteria for "Judging a Research Study", evaluate at least five or more research articles.
• Answer the below questions
• Include an APA references list for all five (or more) sources.

Responses to all questions should be given using complete sentences.

Review of Previous Research
1. How closely is the literature reviewed in the study related to previous literature
2. Is the review recent?

Problem and Purpose
3. Can you understand the statement of the problem?
4. Is the purpose clearly stated?

5. Are the research hypotheses clearly stated?
6. Are the hypotheses testable?

7. Are the independent and dependent variables clearly defined?
8. Is it clear how the study was conducted?

9. Was the sample selected in such a way that you think it is representative of the population?
10. Is it clear where the sample came from and how it was selected?

Results and Discussion
11. Does the author relate the results to the review of the literature?
12. Are the results related to the hypotheses?

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Research Study help

Review at least five articles according to the following instructions:
Turnover predictors: causes of employee turnover in sheriff-operated jails. By: Kiekbusch, Richard; Price, William; Theis, John. Criminal Justice Studies , 2003, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p67-76, 10p;

Burnout Among Prison Caseworkers and Corrections Officers. By: Carlson, Joseph R.; Thomas, George. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation , 2006, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p19-34, 16p, 2

The relationship of organizational citizenship behavior with job satisfaction, turnover intent, life satisfaction, and burnout among correctional staff. By: Lambert, Eric G.. Criminal Justice Studies , 2010, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p361-380, 20p Abstract:

Causes of Employee Turnover in Sheriff Operated Jails. By: Price, William H.; Kiekbusch, Richard; Theis, John. Public Personnel Management , Spring2007, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p51-63, 13p, 3


Solution Summary

The expert evaluates five or more research articles. The literature reviews in the study related literature is provided.