Evaluate research and data that can help answer the research question and support a hypothesis.

You are a first-year graduate student. You are taking a graduate course on research and writing. In this assignment, your professor has asked you to evaluate the research and data in two studies related to a research question you are interested in.


In a paper for your professor, do the following:

  • Find two scholarly research articles in the Rasmussen library related to a research question you are interested in. Indicate the research question.  Be sure to provide APA citations and provide the library permalinks for the two articles.
  • Evaluate how data was used in these studies:
    • Is the data credible and reliable? Support your answer.
    • Is the data well documented in the paper? Support your answer.
    • Evaluate the data analysis and interpretation. Does the data support the hypothesis and help answer the research question? Support your answer.
  • Discuss the ethical issues that may arise as you conduct your research study. How will you address those issues?