Keeping in mind the overview of this assignment in the syllabus: You will be assigned an article to read,
summarize, and critically analyze regarding the appropriateness of the methods given the research
questions and research design, findings, and reasonableness of the interpretation of findings given the
study results. Your answers should be summarized in your own words; do not copy text directly from the
article. Please address the following questions. You may answer each question in turn or write a longer
response that touches on each of these.
Educator outcomes associated
with implementation of
Mississippi’s K–3 early literacy
professional development initiative
1) What were the authors studying? (5 pts)
2) Were the statistical methods appropriate for addressing the research questions or objectives?
Why or why not? (5 pts)
3) What were the results? (Not verbatim, practice picking out the key salient results as you will
when you write your dissertation.) (5 pts)
4) Are the conclusions and implications justified and/or reasonable? Why or why not? (5 pts)