Journal on Research Tendencies

Find a scholarly peer-reviewed journal from the library. Select a research study (complete with Method, Results, and Discussion sections).

In 1200 words, analyze the article.

  1. List the research question(s)/hypothesis being considered in the article.
  2. Summarize the study being conducted, including the purpose of the study.
  3. Describe      the method and design used to test the research question(s)/hypothesis,      including:
    • Discuss if you believe the method and design was the correct method and design for the study. If not, what would your suggestion for method and design be?
    • Describe the variables, how were they defined and operationalized?

4.  Discuss if the study is ethically sound. Why or why not. What elements are present, or lacking, to show it is ethically sound.

Include at least four scholarly sources with DOI or HTTP.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric.  Please review the rubric before beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Please use this article

Journal Article Link 5.2: Cross, J. E., Zimmerman, D., & O’grady, M. A. (2009). Residence Hall Room Type and Alcohol Use Among College Students Living on Campus. Environment and Behavior, 41(4), 583-603.

The objectives were to explore the relationship between the built environment of residence halls and the alcohol use of college students living on campus from the perspective of the theory of routine activity.

This exploratory study examined data from two samples on one college campus. Online surveys assessed alcohol use, attitudes toward alcohol use, perceptions of campus alcohol norms, and individual factors (i.e., gender).

Data came from an Alcohol Norms Survey using a random sample (N = 440) and a Resident Assessment Survey using a random sample (N = 531) in 2006 and 2007.

After controlling for other drinking behavior predictors (attitudes, gender, high school drinking, and perceptions of peer drinking), regression analysis showed that students living in suite halls had a higher odd of drinking more frequently, drinking more alcohol when they socialize, heavy episodic drinking, and drinking more often in their residence halls.