Purpose: Summarize and appraise an article for bias and validity in a collaborative environment.
Assessment: The DBs are worth 38 points. It will be graded based quality of 3 posts made on 3 different days. Please see the grading rubric embedded below for complete criteria.
Instructions: Carefully read, summarize, and appraise your group’s assigned article. The discussion board for this week should cover the following concepts in order to have a complete draft by the end of the week. Apply the concepts discussed in the lecture and the readings. As you provide input to your peers, be sure to state a rationale for your claims.
1. Identify and discuss the following:
a. measurement instruments, what they measured, and how/when/where the data was collected
b. the intervention and how it was carried out (description of the intervention, who/when/where the intervention was applied)
2. Appraise and debate the quality of the data collection methods and determine whether the conclusions of the study were supported by the statistical results. Consider the following questions:
a. Was treatment fidelity ensured? Why or why not?
b. Were the measurement instruments reliable and valid? Why or why not?
c. Were the conclusions of the study supported by the results? Why or why not?
- Include key statistical results and p-values as part of your rationale.