Find two peer-reviewed articles that provide examples of quantitative studies relevant to your research topic. Qualitative studies are inappropriate for this week’s
Forum Discussion. The quantitative studies do not have to be a perfect match to your topic or use data from the General Social Survey. These articles will form your literature review for your final project, although an abbreviated version in comparison to what you would use in a “real-life” research project. In these instances, it would be expected of you to exhaust as much of the existing literature as you could as you build context for your own research.
All quantitative research papers will have the following sections: Introduction, Literature Review, Data, Methods, Findings, Discussion, and Conclusion. When you read these two research articles, pay close attention to sections marked with “Data,” “Methods,” and “Discussion.” Also read their conclusions to see how authors link their findings to the existing body of literature to highlight the significance of their own studies.
In your initial forum posting, explain their findings based on the statistical data they present. Answer the following questions: