e. Briefly discuss the data collection procedures used. What specific aspects were considered regarding participants and their environment? Can you think of any that were not mentioned?

find four MFT articles that use qualitative field research methods (you must have one that uses grounded theory, one using case study, one using ethnography, and one using participatory action research) and critique them according to the following criteria:

a. Research question: Is it clearly stated? Is the need for this type of method appropriate? If yes, why? If not, why not and what would you recommend?

b. What was the role of the researcher? Was this clear throughout the article?

c. What can you say about the relationships between the researcher and the participants?

d. What paradigm underlies this research?

e. Briefly discuss the data collection procedures used. What specific aspects were considered regarding participants and their environment? Can you think of any that were not mentioned?

f. How was the data analyzed? Was the process clearly presented? Are there any other aspects you would include?

g. Was there a clear link between data, interpretation, and conclusions?

h. What ethical issues were considered? What are your thoughts? Can you think of other potential ethical issues that were not addressed?

i. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this research? What limitations do the researchers discuss? Can you think of any others?

j. What can you notice regarding the language used? How different is it from a quantitative study? What terms are used when referring to reliability and validity? Are these aspects discussed? What are your thoughts on how the researchers in the articles approach them?

 

 

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