A journal article review is an important course assignment. See guidelines and detailed instructions below. Articles should be from peer-reviewed or scholarly journals and relate to the field of study. To successfully accomplish the main objectives of this assignment, students will perform a critical, constructive analysis of recent published studies (journal articles) in the healthcare or public health fields through summary, classification, analysis and comparison. A review and critique of the methodological approach and discussion of the applications in the field are expected. Establishing the Research Context Once you are reasonably familiar with the article, it is important to gain an understanding of the research context. Article to be reviewed/critiqued: Instructions: Read critically the articles. Many journal articles can be quite complex and use complicated wording and statistics. You may need to read the article a few times before you get a full grasp of it.
Students should address the following questions/topics:
1. Explore and retrieve a journal article related to a topic of your interest.
2. The article should be based on a quantitative research design.
3. Identify/construct the main research question(s) of the study. (20 points)
4. Review and discuss the Methods section of each article follow the sub-sections below:
a. Identify the study design. (10 points)
b. Report the sample size, power and sampling methods used. (10 points)
c. Report the variables (indicators) explored/analyzed in the study.
i. Independent/Predictor/Explanatory. Quantitative/Qualitative. (20 points)
ii. Dependent/Response/Outcome. Quantitative/Qualitative. (20 points)
5. Write a summary paper 1 to 2 pages in length in MS Word format.
a. Include the purpose for the article and the most relevant findings. (10 points) 6. Add a citation for the journal article at the top of the review using the American Psychological Association’s (APA) format. (10 points)