You are required to undertake a critical review of the two research articles below. The general topic of the articles is COVID-19. However, they both investigate different research questions and use different research approaches.

Assessment 2: Critical review

Word limit:1500 words per article (excluding references and questions/subheadings)

Marks: 40% of total unit grade

Task

You are required to undertake a critical review of the two research articles below.  The general topic of the articles is COVID-19. However, they both investigate different research questions and use different research approaches.

  1. Lohiniva AL, Sane J, Sibenberg K, Puumalainen T, Salminen M. Understanding coronavirus disease (COVID-19) risk perceptions among the public to enhance risk communication efforts: a practical approach for outbreaks,Euro Surveillance, vol. 25, no. 13, pp. 2000317. Links to an external site.

For the article by Lohiniva et al. (2020)Links to an external site., you must complete your critical review using the CASP Critical Appraisal Checklist for Qualitative Research StudiesLinks to an external site.

  1. Azlan AA, Hamzah MR, Sern TJ, Ayub SH, Mohamad E. 2020 Public knowledge, attitudes and practices towards COVID-19: A cross-sectional study in Malaysia. PLoS One, 15, no. 5, e0233668Links to an external site.

For the article by Azlan et al. (2020)Links to an external site., you must complete your critical review using the AXIS Appraisal Tool for Cross-Sectional StudiesLinks to an external site..

Format

When preparing your critical review, please ensure that you:

  • include the questions/subheadings from the checklists in your review
  • Include a footer stating your name and student number
  • number the pages
  • provide a separate page for the list of references
  • use 1.5 line spacing 
  • use size 11 or 12 font
  • keep a copy for later verification if required

Resources

You will be required to consult a range of literature to provide supporting evidence for your analyses.

Referencing

Please ensure that your essay is correctly referenced using the Harvard Style.

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