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1. Note the central tendency & deviation of the groups measured.

2. Are the distributions skewed?

3. How different are the dispersions?

4. How much overlap among the groups?

5. How many observations were there in each group?

B. Inferential information 1. Is the statistical test appropriate for the available data?

2. Do the data gathered, and the statistical test used, allow one to answer the question of interest?

3. What conditioning variables may be present? What steps were taken to eliminate the effect of those variables?

4. Does the author maintain objectivity and refrain from speculation?

5. Is the analysis consistent with and supported by known facts?

6. Does the author engage in overgeneralizations and/or make sweeping statements that go beyond the data at hand?

7. How do the findings of this research relate to the findings of the studies previously cited by the author?

8. Does the author report both confirming AND disconfirming evidence objectively and with minimal bias?

9. Does the author honestly acknowledge and openly discuss weaknesses in the data?

10. Is there a clear distinction made between facts and inferences? Between analysis and interpretation?

11. Does the author make appropriate use of tables, figures, charts, graphs, etc.? Are these aids clearly understandable?

12. Does the author address contradictions, inconsistencies, and misleading elements?

A. Are the conclusions drawn consistent with the statistical analysis and the sampling technique used?

B. Were any conclusions drawn that are not warranted by the data presented?

C. Could you draw other conclusions using the same data? Activate Windows

D. Are the conclusions justified and supported by the facts of the research? Go to SettHec to activate

E. Do the conclusions drawn lead to new questions that can be set forth for research?

F. Does the author set forth any recommendations for implementing research findings?










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