Assignment Description – Article Critique #1
PLEASE NOTE THE RESEARCH ARTICLE IS ALREADY ATTACHED TO ASSIGNMENT. YOU DO NOT NEED TO FIND AN ARTICLE!
Select a research article related to your area of interest. Provide a critical analysis based on the criteria below in narrative form (i.e. no lists!). Please do not exceed 3 pages and use APA format. Include the full citation and the Abstract of the article as an Appendix. Note: The Appendix does not count towards your paper’s page length.
Identify the “aim of the study”
Identify the theory and past evidence that lend support to the conceptual model (if applicable)
Identify the following items:
The population under study
Recruitment and data collection (consent procedures, etc.)
Summarize the summary of the findings (relationships, differences, etc.)
Describe the cases and controls under the study
Summarize the findings
Discuss the strengths and limitations of the study
Give a summary of how the study’s findings may have implications for social work practice, research, and policy.
How does this study advance the social work profession?
Does the research address issues of diversity (race, class, culture, etc.)?
Are there any ethical dilemmas in the research that was conducted? If so, how did the researchers address ethical dilemmas?
Please discuss what you learned from reading the article and how the information may or may not inform your final paper and practice in the future.