Analyzing the Methodology of a Scientific Research Article

HCS 542 Analyzing the Methodology of a Scientific Research Article

Resources: Ch. 7, 8, and 14 of Introduction to Health Research Methods

And Ch. 5 of Research Techniques for the Health Sciences

Write a 700 to 1050 word study guide based on a peer reviewed empirical research article (you can use one from your week 1 or 2 assignment, if you like, as long as it is peer reviewed and empirical).

Explain the following terms/concepts, and how the article exemplifies each of them:

Population of interest
Sample of participants (or “subjects”)
Independent variable(s)
Dependent variable(s)
Types of study designs
Internal validity
Threats to internal validity
External validity

Cite the article, the textbooks and your other sources as appropriate throughout your assignment, and provide references, in proper APA formatting. Use only credible sources of information.

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