This paper focuses on the Roberts & Gelman (2016) article. Summarizing research
This paper focuses on the Roberts & Gelman (2016) article. Summarizing research articles, and give you a chance to more deeply consider your own interpretations of the article and its importance.
PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED FILE BEFORE BEGINNING!!
In addition to identifying the research question(s) addressed, you’ll only briefly review the methods used and main findings, and then go on to either critique, expand on, or discuss implications of the study. Also pay attention to your writing to avoid plagiarizing.This paper focuses on the Roberts & Gelman (2016) article. This time we will build on what you’ve learned from Papers 1 and 2 about summarizing research articles, and give you a chance to more deeply consider your own interpretations of the article and its importance.
1. Introductory paragraph, in your own words, clearly stating the research question (or questions) addressed by the study in the article. Introductory paragraph, in your own words, clearly stating the research question (or questions) addressed by the study in the article.
2. A paragraph or two briefly describing, in your own words, the method used in the study, Try and use active language and describe concretely what participants did, rather than focusing on the researchers or on abstract concepts.
– Description of the main methods used in the study. Focus on the parts of the method that address the research question identified. Focus on what participants did (and not on more abstract topics).
3.A paragraph or two clearly describing, in your own words, the main finding(s) reported from the study in the paper. Pay special attention to the findings that answer the research question that you identified earlier in your paper.
4. In at least two paragraphs, discuss your own ideas about the study and its findings by choosing one of the options below:
– critique the study by pointing out a specific limitation of the study and proposing a new study that would address/resolve that limitation
– pose a new, but related, research question not addressed by the study and propose a study to address that question
– discuss a practical application of the study’s findings (for example, in educational settings or for parents) and propose a way that the study’s findings might be used to design some real-world program, policy, strategy, or resource
5. A concluding paragraph, in your own words, stating the implications of what you have discussed. If you proposed a new study, say what findings you predict, and what their implications would be, and why the research advances our understanding of cognitive development. If you have proposed a new policy, program, strategy, or resource, say what you think its impact might be and why that would be important for children’s lives.
6. Cite references (in this case just the article) in the text using APA format, and include a References page in APA format (heading should be “References”) on a separate page.
7. Throughout the paper, pay careful attention to the plagiarism handout, use your own words, and avoid plagiarizing!
8. Write clearly and communicate your ideas effectively, avoid direct quotes, write in grammatical sentences, use correct spelling, and create good integration across sections (e.g., smooth paragraph transitions)