It is important that you are able to identify, describe, and discuss the data collection and data analysis methodology used by researchers. For this milestone, dive deep into the research methods used by the authors of the study that you have selected to analyze for your final project.
For this milestone assignment, address the following in regard to the article you have selected for the final project:
Identify whether the study design is experimental or observational. Support your identification with examples from the study.
Identify the methods used to collect the data and explain why the methods are appropriate based on the research question.
Identify the data collected as quantitative or categorical. Support your identification with examples from the study.
Discuss the potential weaknesses of the data collection method used. Support your discussion with specific details.
Identify the data analysis methods used and explain why the methods are appropriate based on the research question.
Discuss the potential weaknesses of the data analysis methods used. Support your discussion with specific details from the study.
Describe the key demographics of the population sampled and identify the inclusion and exclusion criteria for participants.
This milestone assignment requires the completion of the Research Methods table in the Milestone One Worksheet document. Please note that although this milestone should be submitted in table format via the worksheet, the elements above will need to be written in paragraph form when being submitted as part of your final project in Module Seven.