Can you help me understand this Psychology question?

Reread the quantitative research article you chose for Assessment 2 (Listed below); pay special attention to the methods section, which describes how the research was conducted. Make sure you understand the research terminology used in the article. If there are any research terms you do not understand, use resources provided for this assessment to learn about these.

Quantitative Research – Wesołowska, K., Hietapakka, L., Elovainio, M., Aalto, A. M., Kaihlanen, A. M., & Heponiemi, T. (2018). The association between cross-cultural competence and wellbeing among registered native and foreign-born nurses in Finland. PloS one, 13(12), e0208761.

Instructions

In 7–9 pages, write an evaluation in which you complete the following:

  1. Begin your paper with an introduction that explains the purpose of the paper and its contents.
  2. Provide an overview of quantitative methodology, including its philosophical perspectives, goals, and purpose.
    • Identify which quantitative approach the researchers used and what characteristics of the research demonstrate this approach.
    • Evaluate the overall strengths and limitations of quantitative research.
  3. Describe and evaluate the sampling procedure, including both strengths and limitations, as well as what ethical considerations were included.
    • Discuss what you might have done differently in sampling participants for this study, and provide a rationale.
  4. Describe and evaluate the data collection, including both strengths and limitations, as well as what ethical considerations were included.
    • Discuss what you might have done differently in the data collection, and provide a rationale.
  5. Describe what is meant by internal validity and external validity in quantitative research, and analyze the internal and external validity of this research study.
  6. Evaluate how well the researchers designed this study so that it answered the research question or questions.
  7. End your paper with a summary and conclusion.

Additional Requirements

  • As much as possible, the assessment should be written in your own words; it may include paraphrased information that is properly cited in the current APA style.
    • If you need to quote, do so sparingly, and make sure you have cited quoted material according to thecurrent APA style.
    • Your assessment needs to demonstrate your understanding of the material, not how well you can quote someone else’s work.
  • Write in a professional tone, without writing errors.
  • Include a title page and references page, using the current APA style and format.
  • Write 7–9 pages with 1-inch margins, plus a title page and references page. An abstract is not required.
  • Include at least 5 current scholarly or professional resources.
  • Use APA-style headings to organize your paper.
  • Use Times New Roman font, 12 point.
  • Double space.

 

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