Yes, the title page is clear and concise.
No, the article promises much to be achieved some of which cannot be catered for in this research. For instance, the article provides a pure research on the main subject and barely recommends besides providing references to appropriate institutions for solution.
Introduction/ Theory or Background/ Literature Review
Yes the research states clearly the thesis statement together with the research question. According to the research, tertiary institutions should solve the issue of HCSs in their prospectuses. Again, industry corporations and confederations should elevate the level of awareness and create plans for the application of HCSs.
Yes, the necessary aspects of the problem are well defined. For the substances to affect the body, they must gain entry into the body. The research has elucidated the contact between the substances and human body and identified the processes such as inhalation, ingestion, and absorption through the skin pores. The risk is evaluated and accorded the appropriate definition in this scenario. The common chemicals used in the construction sites offer the best knowledge through evaluation to determine the probable effects. In such cases, a proper research should suggest prevention mechanism as done in this case.
The significance of the thesis statement, research questions and fundamental aspects are all recognized. The problem is being investigated because massive quantity and types of chemicals are used in construction. The chemicals are found and applicable in most sectors of construction ranging from inter alia to paints and solvents. The significance of this examination for the research practice based disciplines is that it would assist in regulating the use of chemicals in construction industry.
The hypothesis is clearly stated and outlined that “Tertiary institutions should address the issue of HCSs in their curricula.” Much emphasis need to be put on the enlightenment of chemicals’ use in construction. Being that the chemicals have impact on the lives of individuals involved in construction sites, the knowledge of chemicals should be put in the training programs of the construction industry.
Yes assumptions are well outlined. For instance, the HCSs applied in the construction operation are very and few people are versed with the impacts of chemicals.
Yes, the important terms are defined such as the hazardous chemical substances, construction, systems and processes.
The literature review is very comprehensive and highlights the extent of coherence with the previous research studies. Yes, the literature review is well organized starting from the most candid postulations in the previous evaluations and ending with the least connections.
The comprehensive summary of the literature review is missing in this article. However, summaries of the initial research are evident throughout the literature review.
The research design is well described in the research through the abstract. The design follows the abstract highlighting the objectives, method, result, conclusion and recommendation. The design is adequate as all sections are comprehensive and precise in their descriptions. Appropriate controls are availed so as to mitigate the effect of chemicals and enhance awareness on the impacts of chemicals in degrading the quality of lives. Validity and reliability of the research are established through explaining the theoretical effect of chemicals in life and relating it with the actual observation in the practical situations. The statistical treatments are appropriate since they are attained from credible sources using standard criteria.
There is appropriate use of tables touching on the critical sections of the research such as provision of MSDSs with HCSs, training and training on HCSs, PPE used, Training materials used and PPE maintenance. These are effective support of conclusions. The analysis of data are logical in their provisions since they are relevant and relate directly to the thesis statement and attempts to confirm the hypothesis. The accuracy of the statistical is relative and as the results are tabled in this article, they demand comprehensive analysis for appropriate interpretation (that is lacking in this case).
Potential Professional and/or Personal Applications
The material provided herein is essential in various aspects of life and to start with the academics, the knowledge is necessary for understanding the relationship of chemicals and individuals. Professionally, chemicals used in construction needs to be monitored to conform to the health standards. In the manufacture of the chemicals, the act of abiding by the accepted cords of conduct is paramount.
Wheeler, C. H. & Smallwood, J. J.. Hazardous chemical substances in construction. Int Arch Occup Environ Health (1999) 72 (Suppl 3): M36±M41. 1999