Introduction (about two pages): Summarize the article you chose, including the purpose of the study, the methodology utilized, the results obtained, and the conclusions drawn by the author(s) utilizing questions posed in the reading. Utilize questions posed in the “Analyze the Text” section of Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review to develop this section.
Body (about five pages): Highlight the quality of the research article (both the strengths and weaknesses) as expressed through each section of the paper (i.e., introduction, methods, results, discussion, overview). Use questions posed in the “Evaluate the Text” section of “Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review to develop this section. Follow the “Evaluate the Text” prompts and include the following:
Critique whether the researcher used the appropriate and ethical application of research methods in relation to their research goals.
Assess whether the application of quantitative methods approaches, qualitative methods approaches or a combination (mixed methods) was appropriate in the article research.
Interpret data and empirical findings in the research through an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses.
Examine the role of the research design in the article by defending or critiquing the research method based on your assessment.
Support the impact of the research by determining if it benefits social policy, theoretical knowledge, or both.
Conclusion (about three pages): Discuss the significance of the research. Utilize questions posed in the “Establish the Significance of the Research” section of Using a Scientific Journal Article to Write a Critical Review to develop this section.