Instructions Purpose of Assignment: The purpose of this assignment is two-fold.
Instructions Purpose of Assignment: The purpose of this assignment is two-fold. First, it is important that we build the muscle to evaluate peer-reviewed literature, analyze it, and translate it into insights that we can use for our own growth. Next, it is crucial that we are able to express our insights in a concise written manner using the literature in making a logical argument to agree or disagree with the findings. As we continue our journey as graduate scholar-practitioners we should become comfortable with research, since the completion of graduate studies marks a significant milestone in our academic career. Instructions: Learners in this course should approach the Article Critiques as follows - Choose one (1) of the attached articles Read the article for an understanding of the main idea or conclusion. Read the article a second time with a more critical eye seeking to understand the following Are the chosen research methods appropriate to answer the research question(s)? Are the results/findings generalizable to groups other than those in the study? Is there evidence of bias or a conflict of interest from the author(s)? Is the article timely and relevant to today's context? Did the author/s base their research on theory and previous literature? Main Level 1 APA Headings Required for the Paper Introduction (Word Count Range 100 - 150 words) The title of the article The author’s main point A thesis statement that includes your position - agreeing or disagreeing with the findings Summary (Word Count Range 200 - 350 words) Discuss the key points in the article Provide a synopsis of the author's main argument with the findings of the article Critique (Word Count Range 500 - 700 words) Discuss the strengths, weaknesses, and applicability of the article Discuss your position relative to your own findings backed by a minimum of 2 sources (peer-reviewed or textbook) Conclusion (Word Count Range 100 - 150 words) Write a summary of the main points from the article along with the findings from your analysis Describe additional areas where research is needed on the topic References Word Count: Minimum 900 - Maximum 1350 (Counts over or under will incur point deductions) Spacing: Single Spaced | Margins: 1 inch all sides | Title Page: APA | Running Header | Pages Numbered - Justified to the bottom center ALL Formatting & Citations: American Psychological Association 7th Edition *** Can you please make sure I covered all the necessary things, that the paper makes overall sense, and that there is no plagarism***

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