This sample of the argumentative essay has a good literature review explaining Stalking and related harassment of secondary school counselors. The study uses approximate 140 both students and non-student respondents were involved. This implies that the articles have sufficient numbers of respondents with even counterbalancing the design by involving both students and non students. The data from the respondents is clearly analyzed and the results are tabled down. In the research, there were a number of negative consequences noted but the results were conclusive and appealing. The study in conclusion suggests various strategies that can be used to curb stalking in schools.

Boling, C., Martin, S. H., & Martin, M. A. (2002, June 22). The effects of computer-assisted in struction on first grade students’ vocabulary development. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from http://www.freepatentsonline.com/article/Reading-Improvement/90925093.html

This study seeks to determine the consequences of computer-assisted coaching on first grade students’ vocabulary progress. The paper has a nice developed literature review explain conclusively all the steps taken by research this paper. The authors involved different students in this study. This was done by the aid of experimental groups and the results were recorder differently. Data from different groups was analyzed and results were recorded in a table. Recommendations from this study indicate that Computer-assisted instruction has a positive influence on student performance.

Mathers, B. G., Benson, S. K., & Newton, E. (2006). “The teacher said my story was excellent”: Preservice teachers reflect on the role of the “external” in writing. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 50(4), 290–297.
This article has a good literature review and seeks to discuss the techniques and suggestions on how educators can teach writing to students. The article involves teachers who have realized that many students irrespective of their grades are not interested in writing. The study theoretically analyses data with help of several theories. All procedures and analysis of data is clearly outlined without assuming any step. Conclusions from this study indicate that in respect to writing, not many students are interested in it. The authors recommended the importance of students engaging on external component of writing.

Summary Draft a single paragraph comparing the literature reviews in the three articles and identifying the best example of quality research, based on Creswell’s guidelines.

According to Creswell, qualitative research is the best and possible way to get credible information which enhances better understanding. The research report should be done scientifically which include collection of data and researching extensively with referral to other credible materials. Specific questions should be established which should be addressed by the research. The approach involves variables, calculated with numbers, and clearly analyzed with statistical procedures, with an aim to determine whether the predictive of the whole research are true matters.

The purpose of research is to investigate a specific question of concern without necessarily attempting to quantifiably measure or reviewing its interrelated with each other.

All articles have good quality literature review which is able to describe, analyze and evaluate the information that is contained in the entire articles. In both articles, the literature review has substantive findings. According to Creswell’s guidelines, Stalking and related harassment of secondary school counselors can be cited as the best example of quality research. This is because it has methodology, results and provides a further elaboration of its discussion.

References

  • Romans, J. S. C., Hays, J. R., Pearson, C., DuRoy, L. C., & Carlozzi, B. (2006). Stalking and related harassment of secondary school counselors. Journal of School Violence, 5(4), 21– 33.
  • Mathers, B. G., Benson, S. K., & Newton, E. (2006). “The teacher said my story was excellent”: Preservice teachers reflect on the role of the “external” in writing. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 50(4), 290–297
  • Boling, C., Martin, S. H., & Martin, M. A. (2002, June 22). The effects of computer-assisted in struction on first grade students’ vocabulary development. Retrieved May 29, 2012, from http://www.freepatentsonline.com/article/Reading-Improvement/90925093.html