1. Identify your assigned article as quantitative or qualitative and support your assertion with an analysis of three defining characteristics.
2. Describe and critique the theoretical framework using the "Use of Theory Checklist" as a guide.
3. Analyze at least one assumption in your assigned article.
The solution is divided according to student response and the comment of the reviewing OTA who went through the student's response via the aims/goals of the original problem: to identify the nature of the articles in terms of methods used in gathering data/research materials (see original problem). Is it quantitative or qualitative in nature? This solution will help students in understanding the difference between qualitative and quantitative research even as they are manifested in articles in published materials as results of a study. A word version is attached for easy printing.