Identify any ethical, legal, or diversity considerations that may be involved with the research study.

Assignment 2: Critiquing a Quasi-Experimental Research Study

Locate a scholarly peer-reviewed article (published within the last five to seven years) that reports a study conducted using a quasi-experimental research design. The study should involve an investigation of some aspect of employee behaviors or employee attitudes in a work setting.

Tasks:

  • Read, summarize, analyze, and critique the article. Your analysis needs to include a discussion of the appropriateness of the research design for the study.
  • In your paper, make sure you include your interpretation of the results as well as your evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses associated with the study and include any changes to the research design you would recommend.
  • Identify any ethical, legal, or diversity considerations that may be involved with the research study. Suggest guidelines for conducting ethical research involving people in work settings.

Use the following headings to organize your paper:

  • Study summary
    • Results
    • Study analysis and critique
      • Appropriateness of the research design
      • Strengths and weaknesses of the study
      • Suggested changes to the research design
      • Ethical, legal, and diversity considerations
  • Ethical guidelines
  • Conclusion
  • References

Your final product should be a Microsoft Word document, approximately 3–5 pages in length, utilizing a minimum of three scholarly sources. Make sure you employ proper grammar and spelling and apply current APA standards for writing style to your work.

Submission Details:

  • By Wednesday, February 3, 2016, save your report into a Microsoft Word document as M4_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc and submit it to the M4 Assignment 2 Dropbox.
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