The term “abstract” is a homophone which can mean one of two scholarly writing activities.
R.1 Abstract of Qualitative Research Article
Overview: The term “abstract” is a homophone which can mean one of two scholarly writing activities. One is the abstract that you will write to introduce your dissertation. The other meaning is a shortened writing assignment whereby you write a condensed summary of an academic journal. For this assignment, we will focus on writing a scholarly abstract of a qualitative journal. More information about writing an abstract can be found via the web resource “Writing Scholarly Abstracts.”
Directions: View the rubric and examples to make sure you understand the expectations of this assignment. Create a 1-2 (more is fine) page single-spaced Analysis of Research abstract published qualitative scholarly article related to your mock dissertation topic/research question.
Each abstract must therefore consist of the following in this order:
Bibliographic Citation – use the correctly formatted APA style citation for the work as the title of your abstract, displaying the full citation in bold font.
Author Qualifications – name and qualification of each author conducting the research
Research Concern – one-paragraph summary of the reason for the overall research topic
Research Purpose Statement AND Research Questions or Hypotheses – the specific focus of the research
Precedent Literature – key literature used in proposing the needed research (not the full bibliography or reference list)
Research Methodology – description of the population, sample, and data gathering techniques used in the research
Instrumentation – description of the tools used to gather data (surveys, tests, interviews, etc.)
Findings – summation of what the researchers discovered and the types of analysis that were used to describe the findings (tables, figures, and statistical measures)
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