Critically analyse qualitative research articles

1. SIMPLE ENGLISH PLEASE!

Instructions for the Essay:
TASK: REVIEW TWO ARTICLES THAT REPORT QUALITATIVE STUDIES (interviews, focus groups, observations, diaries, life stories, narratives, etc.)

What we want to see:
An overview of the two articles focusing on the appropriateness of the methods used for studying that particular topic.

TASK: REVIEW TWO ARTICLES THAT REPORT QUALITATIVE STUDIES (interviews, focus groups, observations, diaries, life stories, narratives, etc.)

Structure (1250 words):
Clear introduction stating what the assignment is about;

Brief summary of each article: what is the topic, the research question, the theory, the methods and the results, for EACH article.

Supported with evidence, comment about the methods, BUT BE CAREFUL: ONLY COMMENT ABOUT THINGS YOU KNOW HOW TO COMMENT: for example, why is it appropriate to use a qualitative method in that particular case, why is it appropriate to use interviews, for instance, and not other methods, could the authors have used other methods, are there similar studies using other methodsa¦ always SUPPORTED WITH EVIDENCE (we expect between 5 and 10 references to be used).

Conclusion: three lines about what the articles are covering and their methods, and a brief summary of all your comments.