Using the above research article, answer the following questions using the article plus 3 other references (no more than 5 years old)
Identify the inclusion and exclusion sampling criteria of this study. Indicate the sampling plan used to obtain subjects in this study.
Was the sampling plan a probability or a non-probability plan? Why? State the sample size.
Was power analysis done to determine sample size in this study? If not specified, in this study, how is a power analysis done?
Identify the characteristics of the subjects employed in this study.
Identify the study setting and indicate if it is appropriate for the studies’ purpose.
Describe the research design of this study. Is it a descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental or experimental design? Describe the characteristics which qualify this design as descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental or experimental.
Was there one group in this study or was there more than one group? Is so, how are subjects assigned to groups (if applicable).
Was a pilot study used? What are the purposes of conducting a pilot study prior to conducting the final study?