Rticle Critique for Basics of Research Methods
CCJ 4701 (Spring 2013)
Article Critique (Final Project) Guidelines
Article: Kellerman et al (1993): Gun Ownership as a Risk Factor for Homicide in the Home
Directions: Please answer all questions completely. For full credit on short answer questions, please include the page number where you found your answer. For the essay questions, your combined three answers should total approximately 1 A? pages in length. The total length of the project should be at least two pages. Please use proper grammar and spelling, no references will be required for this project (other than of course the article or the textbook).
Spelling and Grammar 20%
Complete Answers with Page References 80%
Article Summary Questions (60%):
a? In which three counties/states did the study take place? (example; Orange County, Florida)
a? How large was the studyas population (total number of homicides)?
a? Name three homicide locations included in the study?
a? Which three articles a?validateda? the control group selection process?
a? What type of sample selection method could this selection method be compared to?
a? What percentage of victims were killed by a firearm in the study? What percentage of victims were killed by means other than a firearm?
a? Were case subjects more or less likely to have an alcohol problem than control subjects?
a? Were case subjects more or less likely to have been arrested or involved in a physical fight than control subjects?
a? What were the differences in the type of dwelling percentages between case and control subjects?
a? What was the reported adjusted odds ratio reported for the presence of one or more firearms in the household as related to a homicide occurring?
a? What does Kellermann conclude about the practice of keeping a firearm in the home for personal protection?
Essay Questions (40%):
a? What are some problems associated with the sample selection method used in this study?
a? What are some problems that could arise from having a case group characteristically different from a control group (like in this article) in a research study?
a? Do you think the conclusion reached by Kellermann is supported by the research presented (there is no correct answer for this question, be sure to support your answer)?
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