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Research Article Analysis

Your article Analysis should address the following areas. Please refer to the scoring rubric that will be used to score your
submissions for more details and specifics about each area. The article used should be cited using APA citation protocols.
Enter your answers directly into the table below. Save the document as: articleanalysis#_lastname.docx (Note: Replace
the # with the number of the article analysis as there will be more than one this semester.)
Be careful to answer each of the questions asked of you in each part of the form. There may be multiple questions in each
part. Sometimes those questions are asked as part of only one or two sentences.
Article Citation in APA format: (Dont forget to use a correctly formatted hanging indentation.)

Park, S. (2013). The Potential of Web 2.0 Tools to Promote Reading Engagement in a General
Education Course. Techtrends: Linking Research & Practice To Improve Learning, 57(2), 46-53.
doi:10.1007/s11528-013-0645-1
Part I: Research Problem
Accurately and completely identify all research questions and/or hypotheses addressed within the chosen
article.
This paper proposed the use of Web 2.0 tools as a potential way to promote students reading engagement.
Part II: Literature Review
How would you characterize the general field of knowledge in which this research study is situated; e.g.,
Research on Teacher Effectiveness, Research on Self-Reflective Learning, Research on Gender
Differences in Mathematics Performance, etc.?

!This article would be characterized as a Web 2.0 tools to promote reading.


!List three (3) key points from the literature review that help the reader develop understanding of what is

already known, and determine the purpose of this study in light of other studies. Cite at least one study
used by the author to make each of the three points. In parentheses list the page of the article where each
of the key points may be found.

!To better serve students and to address the heightened call for accountability in higher education,

institutions must engage in a comprehensive campus-wide discussion on the specific components of critical thinking, problem solving, writing, and the methods to assess these skills (pg. 46)

!Self-determination theory (SDT) provides a comprehensive understanding of human motivation pg. 47


!Web 2.0 represents web-based technologies with which users can contribute to content on the Internet.
When the World Wide Web was first introduced, content was created by a lim- ited number of content
providers, and users could merely browse and read the provided sub- ject matter. However, with the
advent of Web 2.0 technologies, users can also become producers of content as well as consumers of
information pg. 49

Part III: Research Design and Data Analysis


Describe the research design (experimental, co-relational, descriptive, case study, etc).
This is descriptive.
Describe the method(s) of data collection.
Data was collected by observations, surveys, and experiments.
Describe the method(s) of data analysis.
Part IV: Findings
Briefly and accurately list all of the notable and significant outcomes of the study. Summarize and
describe the outcomes of the research. In this section you do not have to supply large amounts of statistical
data from the article.
Despite the significance of course readings in a general education course, only a few college students
successfully complete them. This is were web 2.0 tool come in place to help motivate students to complete
their work and do it with understanding. In response to this problem, this paper proposed the use of Web
2.0 tools as a potential way to promote students reading engagement. Based on self-determination theory,
Web 2.0 tools al- low students to perceive autonomy and feelings of competence, as well as to experience
a sense of connection with their peers and instructor.
Part V: Limitations
Accurately describe the limitations of the study either specifically stated within the article or those
inferred by you through the lens of effective research practice.
Web 2.0 tools may not guarantee every students deep engagement in course readings, especially given the
large number of students involved in a general education course. Can the outcome(s) be generalized or
transferred to groups outside of this study?
To what other populations can the results apply or not apply?
This could be applied to any school at almost any level to different degrees.
Part VI: Validity and Reliability
If the study contains quantitative measurements, answer these questions: (a) How valid is the research?
(b) How reliable is the research? If the study contains qualitative data and analyses, answer this question:
(c) Did the researchers establish the credibility, neutrality, confirmability, consistency or dependability,
and applicability or transferability of their findings? If the study used mixed methods, be sure to answer
parts a, b, and c of this question.
Part VII: Implications for Practice
Thoroughly describe implications of the study on your personal practice, pedagogical, or instructional
choices. In other words, clearly discuss ways in which you can incorporate findings from this study into
your own professional practice both now AND in the future.
There are so many web 2.0 tools that are out there for all levels and areas of education. I would bring this
idea of offering trainings on various web 2.0 tools that would benefit the education of the students.

!
Part VIII: Article Quality Ratings
Directions: Indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements by BOLDING an X in the space
provided for each item for the number froms 5 for strongly agree (SA) to 1 for strongly disagree (SD). If you believe an
item is not applicable to this research article, leave it blank. Be prepared to explain your ratings. When responding to
criteria A and B, keep in mind that brief titles and abstracts are conventional in published research.

Strongly
Agree
5

Agree
4

A.

The title of the article is appropriate.

B.

The abstract provides an effective overview of


the research article.

C.

The introduction establishes the importance of


the study.

D.

The literature review establishes the context for


the study.

E.

The research purpose, questions, or hypothesis is


clearly stated.

F.

The method of sampling is sound.

G.

Relevant demographics (for example, age,


gender, and ethnicity) are described.

H.

Measurement procedures are adequate.

I.

All procedures have been described in sufficient


detail to permit a replication of the study.

J.

The participants have been adequately protected


from potential harm.

K.

The results are clearly described.

L.

The discussion/conclusion is appropriate.

M. Despite any flaws, the report is worthy of


publication.

Neutral
3

Disagree
2

Strongly
Disagree
1