Research Article Critique:

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  • Budget $30 - $250 USD
  • Total Bids 18

Project Description

This Critique must pass Turnitin originality tests.

Research Article Critique:

Each student will prepare a written critique based on the scientific, peer-reviewed psychology research journal article you select during the third week of the class. Provide professor with reference for peer reviewed, scientific journal article to be used for Research Critique assignment. The professor must approve your article.

The paper must:

* be a minimum of 9 typed pages and a maximum of 11 full pages, size 12 font, double spaced with 1 inch margins

* be proofread (I recommend that you print out and proof-read a hard copy before submitting this paper, as points will be deducted for poor grammar, misspelling, incorrect APA formatting, or typographical errors)

* cover all relevant items as denoted in the Critique Outline below

Critique Outline

Below are the major elements required for your paper and the associated point value. Structure your paper according to the major headings below. If your research article is missing a subsection, you should still address it in your critique. For example, if your article does not discuss certain sources of measurement error you believe the authors might have encountered in a study, you should indicate and discuss this.

Introduction 30 points

* Statement of the problem

* Source of the problem

* Significance of the problem

* Feasibility of the problem for study

* Scope of the literature review

* Theoretical context of the problem

* Hypotheses/research questions

* Variables of interest

Methodology 20 points

* Description of the design

* Control of extraneous variables

* Assessing internal and external validity

* Sampling design

* Measurement instruments

* Reliability and validity of those instruments

* Sources of measurement error

* Ethical considerations

Data Analysis 20 points

* Data analysis procedures

* Presentation of results; Use of tables

* Interpretation of results

Communicating Findings 30 points

* Discussion of findings

* Limitations

* Alternative explanations

* Implications for the practitioner

* Implications for future research

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