Ethics and absenteeism

Ethics and absenteeism

Select 5 empirical articles from peer-reviewed journals that:

  • you consider critical to your understanding of your area of your research (ethics and absenteeism)
  • all address a particular phenomenon and attempt to contribute to theory about it

Part 1

1. Describe each study, including:

  • the research problem, questions, or hypotheses
  • the research purpose
  • type of design and elements of the design (e.g., sample, data analysis,

operationalization of constructs)

  • threats to validity and if and how they were addressed
  • the findings and their implications

2. Critically evaluate each study: Does the author make a compelling case for the meaning and significance of the findings?

Part 2

Write a literature review that explains what is known and not known about the phenomenon based on a critical evaluation of the five studies.

Part 3

Develop a research question that addresses one of the unknowns you identified in Part 2 and sketch a qualitative study that can answer the question about what is unknown and contribute to theory (in some sense of theory you discuss in Question 1).


  • the research purpose
  • type of design and elements of the design (e.g., sample, the type of data you need

to collect and how you will collect it, data analysis)

  • the strengths and weaknesses of your envisioned design and methods
  • quantitative: threats to validity and how your design will address them
  • quantitative: the constructs you will measure and what you will do in order to

determine how to operationalize them (you need not identify specific measures)

  • qualitative: your means of ensuring the quality of your findings
  • justification for why your chosen design and methods are more appropriate for your

research question than alternatives you have considered

  • your methods of data analysis
  • how the data you collect will enable you to answer your research question and

contribute to theory

(e.g., internal validity, threats to validity, and operationalization) needed to address this


The structure of your paper should be as follows:

Body (15 pages, no more; APA Style; use appropriate headings for organization of the paper)


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