week 4 discussion writing

Discussion: Methods

As you build a research article summary in the Discussion, you put together three key points: the study’s purpose, the methods, and the findings. If the purpose answers the “Why?” question (Why was this study conducted?), then the methods answer the “How?” (How did the researchers conduct the study?).

For this Discussion, you summarize the methods of the sample research study and reflect on the process.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review the materials on summarizing and using citations.
  • Access the research article found in the Learning Resources.

By Day 4

Post your initial 1- to 2-paragraph response that addresses the following:

  • What was the method(s) used by the authors in the study? Summarize the methods in your own words and include a citation.
  • Additionally, reflect on the process of summarizing the methods. Pose any questions and/or explain challenges that came up during the process.

Learning Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Document: Article Summary Worksheet (Word document)
Note: This document is a helpful guide for reading and summarizing a research article. Complete the Week 4 section to prepare for Discussion.

Coffman, K., Putman, P., Adkisson, A., Kriner, B., & Monaghan, C. (2016). Waiting for the expert to arrive: Using a community of practice to develop the scholarly identity of doctoral students.
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 28(1), 30-37.

Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases.

For this week’s Discussion, read pages 32-33 of the article.

CAEX 6055 Course Readings. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/caex6055

CAEX 6056 Course Readings. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/caex6056

Walden University Writing Center. (2018). Citations: Overview. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations