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Summarize what criteria you would use to determine if an individual research report has scientific merit.
1. Support your statements with specific reference to readings (provide references) that examine steps to examine a research report.

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What Are the Standards for Quality Research? - KTDRR www.ktdrr.org/ktlibrary/articles_pubs/ncddrwork/focus/.../Focus9.pdf Retrieved from Google database

Summarize what criteria to use to determine if an individual research report has scientific merit.
1. Support your statements with specific reference to readings (provide references) that examine steps to examine a research report.

To determine if an individual research report possesses scientific merit. (you) must first understand the definition of a quality research report according to scholars. Quality research uses parameters such as whether the research incorporates competent judgment regarding the match between the methods and questions, selection of ...

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