Think critically about the research process and how to examine qualitative research. This is not a summary of the article, it is an evaluation of the research.
Select a non-required peer-reviewed journal article that reports on a qualitative research study. Analyze and critique the article addressing the: research questions, theoretical framework, data collection, analysis methods and findings/conclusions. Also include your personal reflections and commentary on the article. Your critique should reflect understandings about the purpose of the research, what they are asking, what the researcher(s) actually did (methods and methodology), what they found out, and whether that is important.
Your critique should reflect your understanding of at least the five areas listed above. You might also consider questions you have or whether there are gaps in the existing article that limit its trustworthiness. As you think about the areas listed above, consider whether there are strong ties between them, how helpful the article is, and how you see it in conversation with other research with which you are familiar. It is helpful to think about what the article might leave out, why authors may have made those decisions, and whether they address areas of high quality work as listed in the texts you have read so far for class.
Think about what paradigmatic or philosophical perspectives you see in the article and whether the research questions and design seem appropriate for the perspectives the author(s) take(s) up. As you address the theoretical framework, this might be a helpful way for you to think about critiquing and whether or not the design is strong.