Journal Article Review
You will be given the title and author of a journal article that you must find in the
library’s online system (see below).
You can search for the articles in a variety of ways, but here is one quick way you can do so, if you are not already familiar with the library’s online resources.
1. Go to the college’s homepage – www.tc3.edu
2. Click “Library”
3. Click on the “Articles” tab in the “Quick Search” box
4. Type in the first few words of the article title
5. At some point, if you’re not already logged into the library’s system, it will ask you for your 9 digit ID #. Please type your TC3 Student ID # found on your ID card to access the databases.
6. You should be able to pull up the articles in HTML and/or PDF format. Make sure to check that it is the correct title, journal name, year, and author(s) listed as there may be several similar articles.
The first part of your paper should include the following: (at least 1-2 pages)
? The author(s) (full name), article title, journal name, and date published.
? The author’s hypothesis and/or research question. If there are more than one, please identify all of them.
? The sample population/subjects used in the research.
? The methods or procedures employed, for example, survey, experiment, case history, correlation, and/or naturalistic observation. Provide a detailed explanation of how they conducted the study.
? The results of the study including whether the hypothesis was proven. Again, provide a detailed explanation here.
In the next section of your paper, critique the research using some or all of the questions below: (at least 1 full page):
? What was done well and what could have been improved?
? Why did this article interest you and how does it relate to you (if it does)?
? Was the research valuable, practical, and helpful and to whom?
? Was the study done ethically?
? Should more research be done in this area?
? Who does the results of this study apply to?
? What would you recommend the next step to be in this line of research?
The review should be 2-3 typed pages and double-spaced, with a 12 point font and 1 inch margins. Be sure to include a title page with your name, course and section number, instructor’s name, and date.
YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR PAPER BY THE DUE DATE ON ANGEL. PLEASE SUBMIT THE PAPER AS AN .RTF OR WORD DOCUMENT FILE (I.E. .DOC OR .DOCX). IF YOU USE WORD PROCESSING OR .WPS DOCUMENTS, I CANNOT OPEN YOUR FILE. NO HARD COPIES OR DISKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Remember that no late papers will be accepted.
Beware: Any paper found guilty of plagiarism will receive a zero. Plagiarism includes copying or paraphrasing another’s words, ideas, or facts without crediting the source; submitting a paper written by someone else, either in whole or in part, as one’s own work; or submitting work previously submitted for another course or instructor. For this paper, plagiarism occurs when the author’s direct words are used without proper citation and quotes. If you are going to use the author’s exact words, make sure you do so using APA citation. Keep quoting to a minimum. Please do not directly quote (verbatim) any more than 5 sentences for this assignment. You may paraphrase ideas expressed in the article. The majority of the paper should include a description of the researchers work in your own words and not verbatim.
Articles for use in assignment TO BE GRADED (choose one to review):
Coyne, S., Busby, D., Bushman, B., Gentile, D., Ridge, R., & Stockdale, L. (2012). Gaming in the game of love: Effects of video games on conflict in couples.
Family Relations, 61(3), 388-396.
Stieger, S., Burger, C., Bohn, M., & Voracek, M. (2013). Who commits virtual identity suicide? Differences in privacy concerns, Internet addiction, and personality between Facebook users and quitters. Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 16(2), 1-6.
Sue, D., Capodilupo, C. M., & Holder, A. B. (2008). Racial microaggressions in the life experience of Black Americans.
Professional Psychology: Research And Practice, 39(3), 329-336.
A “C” paper must satisfy the following requirements:
1) Approximately 2-3 typed pages with a title page
2) Selected article must meet above-mentioned requirements
3) Limited grammatical errors and spelling errors
4) Good English (Composition) skills (i.e. well-developed paragraphs, organization)
5) Required components listed above
Any paper that does NOT meet these requirements in full or in part will result in a “D” or “F” depending upon the seriousness of the violations. Grades of “A” and “B” should represent the degree to which these “C” requirements are exceeded while showing high quality in writing style, comprehension/clarity, and an understanding of the article and its application to psychology.
Journal Article Review Point System
Summary/Review _____/20 pts.
(Hypothesis – 5 pts, Sample – 5 pts, Methods – 5 pts, and Results – 5 pts)
Evaluation _____/10 pts.
(at least one page of critical evaluation of the research conducted)
Spelling/Grammar/APA Citation ____/10 pts.
Clarity of writing/Organization ____/7 pts.
Title page ____/3 pts.
Total ____/50 pts.