Substance Abuse Counselor

Identify two research articles related to substance abuse counselor. (the articles can be any study as long as it is related to the profession of substance abuse counselor).

Submit a 3- to 4-page paper that analyzes two research articles of your choosing from 2010 or newer. Your analysis should include a description of the purpose and methodology of each study and the authors interpretation of the findings. Be sure to address the following issues as they apply to your particular chosen studies:

Explain the purpose of the study, including the theoretical frame of reference (if any).
Identify variables and hypotheses.
Explain the method of the study.
Describe the research design used.
Describe the sample that was studied.
Explain which type of sampling was used. Note the sample size.
Provide information on the data collection procedure(s) and operationalization of variables. Note the type of data-gathering instrument.
Describe the techniques used for analysis and interpretation of data.
Provide a brief summary of the findings of the study and the authors interpretation of the findings.

For the critical analysis portion of this paper, do the following:

Identify and explain the strengths and limitations of the research design, data analysis used, and the author or authors conclusions.
Describe any variables that were not included in the study that you think could have been included.
Offer any alternative or additional explanations of the findings that the researchers did not consider.