PSYCHOLOGY 1010: CRITIQUE ASSIGNMENT
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize you with the way psychologists conduct research and communicate their findings to the public. By completing this assignment, you will learn how research is conducted and presented in psychological journals. In doing this assignment you will use your critical thinking skills and your writing skills to successfully complete this assignment. You will also learn how to critique a journal article. This assignment is worth a possible 50 points.
Directions: Using the College’s online databases, locate an APA peer-reviewed journal article that is based on a psychological concept or topic of interest to you.
You will need to use two sources to write this critique analysis. The first source is your psychology textbook. (Use the current edition of the textbook that we are using for our course). Your textbook will assist you in better understanding your article and writing your critique.
The second source is an article from an APA approved peer-reviewed journal, preferably a journal published within the last five years that addresses a psychological concepts or topics of interest to you. The article you select to write your critique analysis must be data-driven. That is, the research study must incorporate the experimental or correlational research design. Moreover, the article must have the major components of a research study (i.e., An Abstract, introduction, Methodology, Results, and Discussion sections) you must use the APA Style Manual (6th Edition) to write your paper. Here’s the format for writing your paper:
Template for Your Critique Assignment:
Page 1. A title page with your name, course, instructor’s name, and title of the article you are critiquing. (APA format)
Write a summary in narrative form about your article, using the questions below as a guide. In other words, do not respond to these questions in a question/answer format.
The following questions will guide you in reading, understanding and writing this section of the assignment.
following questions in narrative format:
Finally, pace yourself. Start early! Formulate your plan to work on your critique. It will be very obvious if you do not start early on this assignment. The effect of not planning is poor learning and poor quality papers! So be very good to yourself!
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