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Could you please help me determine if this article is quantitative or qualitative? How do you know? Please help me understand the following questions:

Does the author identify one overarching theory by name?

Does the author provide information about the development of this theory?

Does the author give examples of how the theory has been used previously?

Does the author advance propositions or hypotheses that are based on the theory?

Does the author identify the independent and dependent variables?

Does the author state how the independent and dependent variables are related?

Does the author provide a rationale for why the variables are related this way based on the logic of the theory?

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Research Article Review

Article: 'Development of a telephone-based intervention for support persons to help smokers quit'
Authors: CHRISTI A. PATTEN, LARRA R. PETERSEN,
TABETHA A. BROCKMAN, TRACY GERBER, KENNETH P. OFFORD4,
JON O. EBBERT, CHRISTINE A. HUGHES, PAUL A. DECKER,
CARMEN BEDDOW, KARIN PYAN, STEPHANIE QUIGG, &
JEANNIE BONESS
Journal Details: Psychology, Health & Medicine, January 2008; 13(1): 17 - 28.
Publisher: Routledge

Research Design

Prior to going into the nature of the research I would like to focus first on the specific questions you have listed. In so doing, we can conclude with conviction and evidence the method used in the research and the nature of the research itself (is it either methods or is it one that combines elements of both?). First, let us answer the first question:

Does the author identify one overarching theory by name?

- Yes, this is stated early on within the article and the author identifies it quite clearly even in the Abstract. Social cognitive theory, according to the author is the conceptual basis for this study making it the framework from which the study was designed - it is overarching and present in the way the strategies for the study was conceptualized, the way the respondents were chosen and the way data was collected and then analysed.

Does the author provide information ...

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The solution provides a sample review of the attached article, "Development of a telephone-based intervention for support persons to help smokers quit" by Patten, et. al. It provides answers to the questions listed in the original problem above , guiding the student in analyzing and reviewing a research article of this kind and determining answers to questions of methods used, theory utilised, variables, etc.

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