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Article Davies, B., Griffiths, J., Liddiard, K., Lowe, K., & Stead, L. (2015). Changes in staff confidence and attributions for challenging behaviour after training in…

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Davies, B., Griffiths, J., Liddiard, K., Lowe, K., & Stead, L. (2015). Changes in staff confidence and attributions for challenging behaviour after training in positive behavioural support within a forensic medium secure service. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 26(6), 847–861. doi: 10.1080/14789949.2015.1072574
Post a critique of the research study in which you:
Evaluate the research questions and hypotheses using the Research Questions and Hypotheses Checklist as a guide
Identify the type of quantitative research design used and explain how the researchers implemented the design
Analyze alignment among the theory, problem, purpose, research questions and hypotheses, and design
Be sure to support your Main Issue Post and Response Post with reference to the weekâ€s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.
Research Questions and Hypotheses Checklist
Use the following criteria to evaluate an authorâ€s research questions and/or
hypotheses.
Look for indications of the following:
Is the research question(s) a logical extension of the purpose of the
study?
Does the research question(s) reflect the best question to address the
problem?
Does the research question(s) align with the design of the study?
Does the research question(s) align with the method identified for
collecting data?
If the study is qualitative, does the research question(s) do as follows?
Relate the central question to the qualitative approach
Begin with What or How (not Why)
Focus on a single phenomenon
Use exploratory verbs
Use nondirectional language
Use an open-ended format
Specify the participants and research site
If the study is quantitative:
Do the descriptive questions seek to describe responses to major
variables?
Do the inferential questions seek to compare groups or relate variables?
Do the inferential questions follow from a theory?
Are the variables positioned consistently from independent/predictor to
dependent/outcome in the inferential questions?
Is a null and/or alternative hypothesis provided as a predictive statement?
Research Theory, Design, and Methods Walden University
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Is the hypothesis consistent with its respective research question?
Does the question(s) and/or hypothesis specify the participants and
research site?
If the study is mixed methods, do the research questions and/or hypotheses do
the following?
Include the characteristics of a good qualitative research question (as
listed above)
Include the characteristics of a good quantitative research and/or
hypothesis (as listed above)
Indicate how the researcher will mix or integrate the two approaches of the
study
Specify the participants and research site
Convey the overall intent of the study that calls for a mixed methods
approach
 
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