QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH CRITIQUE 2 Abstract The following paper is a critique of the research article, “The Use of Personal Digital Assistants at the Point of Care in an Undergraduate Nursing Program” (Goldsworthy, Lawrence, and Goodman, 2006). The purpose of this critique is to evaluate the content within each section of the article.
English Teaching: Practice and Critique seeks to promote research and theory related to English literacy that is grounded in a range of contexts: classrooms, schools and wider educational constituencies. The journal has as its main focus English teaching in L1 settings. Submissions focused on EFL will be considered only if they have clear pertinence to English literacy in L1 settings.
Did your supervisors make criticisms like those of the literature review drafts you wrote during your first year of research? (Did they make any other criticisms?) Could any of the comments A-D apply to your current literature review? A. “Your draft review is basically little more than a list of previous research papers in the field.
Read the research paper straight through without marking a word. Pay attention to the content of the paper. Keep in mind the author's thesis and take special note as to whether the author's supporting reasons and evidence stays focused on the thesis.
New Criticism, incorporating Formalism, examines the relationships between a text’s ideas and its form, between what a text says and the way it says it. New Critics “may find tension, irony, or paradox in this relation, but they usually resolve it into unity and coherence of meaning” (Biddle 100).
Regarding the research participants, even though the authors claim to use 20 male participants in their research, the entire paper centers on the stories and experiences of a single participant (a man called Sakhile). This raises questions of representation even within the 20 men selected.
Research topics on English Literature initially start off broad and then narrow down and you come up with your thesis. Using any of the research topics listed to the left (gender, comparisons, historical background, politics, and religion) can take you almost anywhere. Choose your general topic based on your literature class you're writing for.
Psychological criticism is an approach in analyzing literary texts through the use of psychological concepts especially the human desires and feelings that a person is unaware of. The text is analyzed and understood together with the possible responses of the reader as well as the author of the text.