As you build a research article summary in the Discussion, you put together three key points: the studyâ€™s purpose, the methods, and the findings. If the purpose answers the â€œWhy?â€ question (Why was this study conducted?), then the methods answer the â€œHow?â€ (How did the researchers conduct the study?).
For this Discussion, you summarize the methods of the sample research study and reflect on the process.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review the materials on summarizing and using citations.
- Access the research article found in the Learning Resources.
By Day 4
Post your initial 1- to 2-paragraph response that addresses the following:
- What was the method(s) used by the authors in the study? Summarize the methods in your own words and include a citation.
- Additionally, reflect on the process of summarizing the methods. Pose any questions and/or explain challenges that came up during the process.
Note: To access this weekâ€™s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Coffman, K., Putman, P., Adkisson, A., Kriner, B., & Monaghan, C. (2016). Waiting for the expert to arrive: Using a community of practice to develop the scholarly identity of doctoral students.
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 28(1), 30-37.
Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.
For this weekâ€™s Discussion, read pages 32-33 of the article.