Author: Carol 96


Critical Article Review Paper
You will do a Library Scholarly Article search for a relevant topic of your choice, describe the research and the results, and write a critical review of an assigned article from an APA peer-reviewed journal. You will evaluate the literature and demonstrate that you can discern empirical research from pseudo-science. For example, were evidenced-based results obtained? Was there a control group? Was the effect size noted? Was a resulting correlation falsely considered to be a cause?, etc. etc.
Finally, it is important that you include at the end an appropriate APA reference so your professor can readily access the original article.
Simply avoid reporting on the occasional article that may be just too difficult for you to understand. Choose another article. These are professional journals and sometimes that can happen. Note, however, that certain articles that include very sophisticated statistical information or may be presented in difficult to understand professional jargon may still be manageable. Even in those articles often if you read the abstract and the introduction and just enough of the method to understand what was done, then avoid the complex statistical results and go on to the final discussion you can still get the rationale, what was done, and what the final results were and their meaning or implications.
Your journal article review should be double-spaced, 3-5 pages in length.

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