Post a critique of the research study in which you:
- Evaluate the authors’ use of literature using the Use of Literature Checklist as a guide
- Evaluate the research problem using the Problem Statement Checklist as a guide
- Explain what it means for a research study to be justified and grounded in the literature; then, explain what it means for a problem to be original
If your last name starts with A through L, use Article A.
Forster, M., Grigsby, T. J., Unger, J. B., & Sussman, S. (2015). Associations between gun violence exposure, gang associations, and youth aggression: Implications for prevention and intervention programs.Journal of Criminology,
Use of Literature Checklist
Use the following criteria to evaluate an author’s use of literature.
• Look for indications of the following ways the author used literature: • Introduce a problem • Introduce a theory • Provide direction to the research questions and/or hypotheses • Compare results with existing literature or predictions • Did the author mention the problem addressed by the study? • Is the purpose of the study stated? • Are key variables in the study defined? • Is information about the sample, population, or participants provided? • Are the key results of the study summarized? • Does the author provide a critique of the literature? • Are sources cited to support points? • Are the citations to recent literature (within the past 5 years with the exception of seminal works)? • Does the literature justify the importance of the topic studied?