Evaluating Research

To Prepare

Find three peer-reviewed journal articles in the Walden Library databases related to a human and social services program that interests you professionally. You may wish to use the program you selected for this week’s Discussion. Consider strengths and limitations when evaluating the articles. Finally, consider potential ethical issues in conducting secondary research.

The Assignment (3–4 pages):

  • Briefly summarize each article you selected.
  • In your summary, provide an evaluation of the articles (accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, and coverage).
  • Finally, explain one potential ethical issue of conducting secondary research. Include how you might avoid this ethical issue.
  • Be specific, and provide examples to support your answers.

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