Peer-Reviewed Empirical Articles

Peer-Reviewed Empirical Articles
First Part:
You will email your instructor with two peer-reviewed empirical journal articles from an APA or ACA journal (see list) that has been published within the past five years. These two peer-reviewed empirical articles must be topically related to one another. In addition, you will write a review of each article, as if you were reviewing for the journal editor. You just present a brief summary of the purpose of the study, the research question(s) posed or hypotheses, the sample collected, the measures, and the major findings from the study. Afterwards, you will then provide a numbered list of limitations of the article (see Appendix for an example).
Second part: You will write a critical review that synthesizes your reactions to the two articles. Your paper must be APA style (e.g., title page, no abstract, double-spaced, reference page). The paper should be 800-1000 words. Please use the following organization.
The first section should include a general summary of the studies conducted (between 200-400 words).
The second section should involve your critical analysis of the articles (less than 600-800 words). Identify and defend the article that makes the strongest argument and will have the more significant impact on the topic/population it is written about. Integrate information from your course into the critique of the article. You might discuss the practical significance of the research.
The third section will involve your suggestions for future research in this area, based on what you have learned in your course. This should not be a summary of what the authors suggested as recommendations for future research, but rather, your own personal suggestions for future research based on the reported findings.
Please use headings in alignment with APA style (i.e., Summary, Analysis, Suggestions for Future Research). The paper will be graded based on the quality of content and alignment with APA style. Each article may earn up to four credits toward your research requirement. You must turn in both your summary/analysis of the article and a PDF of the article (or link to the article if a PDF is not available)
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