the critique must be two double-spaced pages maximum.
References do not count towards the page count.
Following is the list of criteria to evaluate (critique) a research article. Please note
that you should first summarize the paper and then evaluate different parts of it. It is recommended
to organize your evaluation in this order. Some questions may not be relevant to your article.
Introduction : Is the educational significance of the problem discussed?
Review of Related Literature
1. Is the review comprehensive?
2. Are all cited references relevant to the problem under investigation?
Hypotheses
1. Are specific questions to be answered listed or specific hypotheses to be
tested stated?
methods: Is the method of sample selection described one that is likely to result in
a representative, unbiased sample?
Instruments: Is instrument validity discussed and coefficients given if appropriate?
6. Is reliability discussed in terms of type and size of reliability coefficients?
Design and Procedure: Is the design appropriate for answering the questions or testing the
hypotheses of the study?
Results: Are appropriate descriptive or inferential statistics presented?
Discussion (Conclusions and Recommendation)
1. Is each result discussed in terms of the original hypothesis to which it
relates?
2. Is each result discussed in terms of its agreement or disagreement with
previous results obtained by other researchers in other studies?
What is (are) the major finding(s)?