Data Interpretation

Select a pair of articles on an identical topic from your Annotated Bibliography. This pair can be comprised of (a) one article to represent a research approach and another to represent another approach (e.g., one quantitative and one qualitative) or (b) one scholarly, research-based study and one practitioner article. Note: If you do not have two suitable articles in your Annotated Bibliography, you may find two suitable articles on a similar topic from the Walden Library.

Analyze the articles and compare them in terms of the following questions:
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·What comprises the data presented in each article?
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·How are the data presented and interpreted?
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·Are the data summarized only, or does the article include appendices or tables that present the data for the reader's own interpretation?
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·Are there other ways that the data could be interpreted?
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·Are there other variables or factors that appear to have been excluded from consideration?
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·Is the argumentation sound and convincing?
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·Does each article include limitations of the study or approach?
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·Does each put the findings into a larger context in terms of current and future research?
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·Are the implications of the article presented in terms of research, practice, or both?