Critique the following abstract based on the five elements of an abstract as covered by the text. What elements are present, and what elements are missing?
“Across the world, people are required, or want, to work until an increasingly old age. But how might prospective employers view job applicants who have skills and qualities that they associate with older adults? This article draws on social role theory, age stereotypes and research on hiring biases, and reports three studies using age?diverse North American participants. These studies reveal that: (1) positive older age stereotype characteristics are viewed less favorably as criteria for job hire, (2) even when the job role is low?status, a younger stereotype profile tends to be preferred, and (3) an older stereotype profile is only considered hirable when the role is explicitly cast as subordinate to that of a candidate with a younger age profile. Implications for age?positive selection procedures and ways to reduce the impact of implicit age biases are discussed. (Abrams, Swift, & Drury, 2016, p. 105).”
- Describe the elements that constitute a good qualitative purpose statement.
- Describe the elements of a good quantitative purpose statement.
- Discuss the rationale for using a mixed methods approach.
- Explain how research questions and/or a hypothesis work in conjunction with the purpose statement.