Wk2 Psychology: Method Comparison Journal Exercise


Wk2 Psychology: Method Comparison Journal Exercise

Wk2 Psychology: Method Comparison Journal Exercise

In this journal exercise, you will observe and reflect on the similarities and differences in two published research studies (one qualitative, one quantitative) on a similar topic (See Patients’ Perceptions of Barriers to Self-managing Bipolar Disorder: A Qualitative Study and Social Support and Relationship Satisfaction in Bipolar Disorder). A table is provided for entering your observations. Prior to beginning this journal assignment, review the required resources for this week and read the two research studies. You may find it helpful to print out the studies and view them side by side, or if you have a large computer screen have them both open to facilitate comparing their features. Download the Method Comparison Journal Exercise Form and save it to your computer. Fill in your name and the date, then the cells of the table with your thoughts on the characteristics of the articles. Save your entries and upload the completed file to Waypoint.


Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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    Method Comparison Journal Exercise

    Read the two research articles cited below and fill in what you notice about their characteristics, similarities or differences in the table below.

    Qualitative Study:

    Blixen, C., Perzynski, A. T., Bukah, A., Howland, M., & Sajatovic, M. (2016). Patients’ perceptions of barriers to self-managing bipolar disorder: A qualitative study. International Journal of Social Psychology, 62(7), 635-644

    Quantitative Study:

    Boyers, G. B., & Rowe, L. S. (2018). Social support and relationship satisfaction in bipolar disorder. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(4), 538-543.


    Characteristic Qualitative Quantitative
    Research design    
    Sample size    
    Sampling method    
    Measures and instruments    
    Data analysis technique    
    Readability of report    
    Ethical considerations    
    Any other thoughts?
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    Total Possible Score: 3.00

    Distinguished – A completed method comparison journal exercise table was submitted. All or most of the cells in the table contain observations about the similarities and differences between the two research studies.

    Proficient – N/A

    Basic – N/A

    Below Expectations – N/A

    Non-Performance – The method comparison journal exercise is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the assignment instructions.


    Completes the Method Comparison Journal Exercise Table Total: 3.00

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