• Evaluate how well the scholar(s) define and operationalize their dependent variable(s) and how well they operationalize other major concepts in their study. Is conceptualization carried out appropriately? Why or why not?  

Does author(s) appropriately identify the observable implications used to ‘connect’ their concepts to their data? Offer suggestions for improvement.  

• Discuss the study’s research overall design structure. Decide and explain whether or not the research design is appropriate for the task/objectives at hand.