Guided review of nominated literature


Assessment 2 Guided Review of nominated literature (QUALITATIVE) 1500 words



Please use the questions provided in this guide to review the qualitative journal article study:  if cant not access use the username and password  to access it.

When answering each question please explain and justify responses with reference to the current literature. Using the journal article to answer the questions and 4 references along to support ur answers. You must watch the YouTube video for high marks and full explanation of this assessment. tip sheet for use of references help:




Please use research methods literature to inform the guided review. The assessments must comply with the following:


  • Students must respond to each of the questions provided in the guide for analysis using academic writing. It it anticipated that the work will be presented in a question/ answer format using full sentences and paragraphs.
  • References must be presented in APA 6.
  • The nominated article does not have to be referenced in text.
  • A minimum of 3-4 recent academic references must be used to demonstrate your understanding (published on earlier than 2012).
  • The questions provided and reference list are not included in the word limit.




  1. Background of the study (Total: 10 marks)
  2. What is the health issue that provides the focus of this study?
  3. Generally, what have been the results of previous studies of this issue?
  4. What is the significance of this study?


  1. Overview of research design (Total: 10 marks)
  2. What was the aim of the research?
  3. What research design was used?
  4. Describe the main characteristics of the research design identified.
  5. How did the research design chosen meet the aim(s) of the study?


  1. Sampling (Total: 15 marks)
  2. What were the characteristics of the participants in this study?
  3. What were the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the sample?
  4. Why is it important to identify these criteria before recruitment starts?
  5. What sampling technique was used in this study?
  6. How was this sample appropriate for meeting the research aim?


  1. Data collection (Total: 20 marks)
  2. How were the data collected?
  3. What, specifically, did the researchers do?
  4. How did data collection fit the aims of this study?
  5. What might have been some advantages and disadvantages of this method of data collection?
  6. From your understanding of the weekly readings, what if any, are some alternative methods of data collection that these researchers could have chosen?


  1. Data analysis/results (Total: 20 marks)
  2. How was the data analysed?
  3. Why is it important to select applicable methods of data analysis in qualitative research?
  4. What did the researchers say about the rigour of their analysis?
  5. What were the study findings?
  6. Into which other settings can these findings be transferred




Marking criteria and standards.

Please carefully review the marking criteria and standards for high distinction. 



Criteria High Distinction

Background of the study (A, B and C)




8-10 Marks

Described the health issue and a number of detailed consequences.


Current knowledge of topic is described and discussed in details.


Specific significance of this study is described in detail and discussed in relation to current knowledge of the topic.




Research Design (A, B, C,D)




8-10 Marks


Identified the stated aim of the research.


Described the Research design.


Main characteristics were correctly identified and described and discussed in detail. 


Detailed and elaborate discussion of how the design met the aim.




Sampling (A , B, C, D, E, )




  13-15 Marks

Detailed and elaborate description of number of participants and all of their characteristics.


Detailed and elaborate description of all inclusion and exclusion-criteria.


Makes an explicit, well developed and accurate link between identifying inclusion and exclusion criteria prior to recruitment, and the research design.


Identifies and describes the sampling technique with illustrative detail.


Provides a detailed explanation of why the chosen sampling technique was more appropriate than potential alternatives.






Data collection method. (A, B ,C  D , E)





    17-20 Marks

Identifies data collection method.


Provides a complete and detailed description of how data were collected.


Provides a detailed rationale for appropriateness of the data collection method in relation to the study aim(s).


Describes, discuss, and elaborate on all potential advantages and disadvantages.


Describe, Discuss and elaborate on all potential alternative methods of data collection.


Data analysis and Results. (A, B, C, D, E)


17-20 Marks




The method of data analysis was correctly identified, described in detail, and elaborately discussed.


Provides a detailed rationale for the chosen data analysis method in relation to the research design and provides a detailed argument for its applicability.


Provided a clear and comprehensive discussion about how analytic rigour was ensured, and why analytic rigour is important to research.



Provides a full, detailed, and elaborate description of all of the findings of the study.


Provides a detailed discussion of whether the study findings could be transferred to other setting and populations.




Academic writing



10 Marks



Sentences free of errors in vocabulary, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style.


Meaning consistently communicated through a complex range of language.



   5 Marks



Claims are supported by a balanced use of evidence from multiple sources. More than 3 current, highly, relevant journal articles chosen.


The reference list and in-text citations are correctly formatted and punctuated throughout. APA 6 Guide.






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