Qualitative article review


Assignment 2: Qualitative Journal Article Review


Your Name


PSYC 6213: Research Methods

Instructor Name

Due Date, 20XX


(Present the qualitative study you are reviewing, name the design, and briefly explain how it relates to the topic chosen for the Final Project. The topic for the final project will be presented as one single sentence that will serve as your working title as you undertake your research. See the example abstract below, which you may use as a guide.)


This assignment is comprised of a Journal Article Review (JAR) related to the topic chosen for the Final Project: [Insert one sentence describing the topic you have chosen for the final project (e.g., The use of Animal-Assisted Therapy for treating Selective Mutism in preschool children)]. This article, Insert Title Here, uses a [insert name of formal qualitative methodology (e.g., grounded theory, phenomenological, ethnographic)] design and is relevant to the topic of the Final Project because […].



Indicate the Qualitative journal article selected

Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., & Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of journal article with no caps. Title of Journal, Volume number (issue number), page numbers.


Statement of Problem

[What is the research problem being addressed and the specific research question(s)? What are the researchers trying to do? Why?]

Literature Review

[Briefly describe relevant research that guided or precipitated this study.  Include citations.  Note: this should not be an exhaustive restatement of the article’s introduction; just summarize the key theory or empirical findings that provide the background and rationale for the study being reviewed.]

Research Questions Being Investigated

[What are the primary research questions of this study? What were the researchers interested in exploring?]


[The content under each of the headings should not take more than one or two lines.]


[Who were the participants (demographics), and how were they recruited/selected?]


[Briefly describe the materials that were used to collect the data.]


[Briefly describe the procedure – what was done in the study?]

Data Analysis

[How were the data collected? How were the data analyzed?]


[Briefly describe the main findings. Discuss the clinical relevance of the findings.]


Implications for Counselors, Clients, and Counselling

[What are the implications of the findings? Support your assertions with citations, using the text and additional references where possible.]



[Summarize the main results with reference to the original research question.  To what extent did the findings support the research question?]


[Are the conclusions made by the author(s) warranted? What are the possible alternative explanations of the results? What are the strengths of the study? What was done well? What are the weaknesses/limitations of the study? Identify the specific design and describe the salient features.  Incorporate your knowledge of course-related concepts in your discussion of these questions (e.g., ethical considerations).  Support your claims with material from the text and other scholarly references, as appropriate.]

For Further Study

[Recommend what should be done next in this area.  How can this work be followed up or extended?]

References [alphabetical order]

Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., & Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of journal article with no caps. Title of Journal, Volume number (issue number), page numbers.

Surname, Initial. (Year). Book title: No caps except after colon or if the capitalization is for proper nouns like names of assessment tools. City, State or Province written as 2 letter abbrev