Social Science Journal Article Critique Assignment

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Read the syllabus carefully for this assignment. You are to review a published article from a peer-reviewed social science journal. This may take time to find the right article. Make sure that the article was published in a reputable professional journal that has a review panel for evaluating content and substance. Make sure that the article you choose was published in the last ten years (2001 - present) and that it has a clear research methodology (either subjective or objective measures). Usually, the best way to tell if the article meets the criteria for having a clear research design is by examining the 'headings' of the publication. If it has an Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results, and Implications/Conclusions, then you can be fairly certain that it meets the criteria. Also, a clear research hypothesis is usually present with research questions. If you are uncertain, attach an article to an e-mail and I will review it to see if it meets the criteria as well. The goal of this assignment is for you to gain a better understanding of how research is conducted and published for scholarly review. Make sure that you pay specific attention to the paragraph by paragraph expectation I have outlined in the syllabus. Also, you must pay specific attention to two components of the study you choose to review: The Methodology and Results! Talk clearly about the methodology in relation to the chapters in your textbook. The expectation is a 3 - 6 page Article Critique, double-spaced, in 10 or 12 font. It will be graded on components outlined in the Syllabus as well as clarity of understanding and communicating the processes of the research design and outcomes.

SPECIFIC CRITERIA: Must be original research, with a clearly defined population. It MUST have the following:

1. Introduction; 2. Literature Review; 3. Clearly defined Research Design with a clear N=; 4. Clearly detailed Results; 5. Conclusions/Implications/Recommendations; 6. MOST IMPORTANT...YOUR CRITIQUE OF THE STUDY!!!

Best place to find these articles:

1. Google Search Bar

2. Type "Google Scholar"

3. Type in Search parameters (law enforcement and training; poverty and children, etc)

4. Lots of Peer-reviewed articles will appear...if it is highlighted on the far right of the page, then you can open and print/review without paying a service

5. Review them...find articles that meet criteria...


Tutor Answer

School: New York University


Running head: UNEMPLOYMENT





The article selected for this study is titled The effect of unemployment on subsequent job
quality in Europe: A comparative study of four countries by Martina Dieckhoff, published on
August 4, 2011 (Dieckhoff, 2011). The article is aimed at finding out the impact of
unemployment on the labor market in four European countries. The authors were keen to
establish the nonpecuniary impacts of the unemployment rates to the labor forces. The four
countries examined are Austria, Denmark, Spain and the UK. The study found that the impacts
were similar in some cases while different in others and the extend in severity of effects varied
depending on the country.
The introduction of the article is well structured with an explanation of what the main
objective of the study is and how it was carried out. The introduction explains the technique used
for the study and it lays down the areas covered. Therefore, the introduction of the article is in
line with the requirements of a research introduction. The researcher could have, however,
explained more on how the study was conducted in the four countries in the introduction part.
The article examines the effect of past unemployment on labor market outcomes and how past
unemployment affects the current attributes of re-employment. The researcher carries out a
comparative analysis of the consequences of the past unemployment in four European countries
that have different institutional contexts. The countries compared are Demark, Spain, Australia
and the United Kingdom. The study seeks to explain the consequences of past employment for
the quality of future jobs and whether there exist consequences of past employment and this is
well explained in the introduction part.



Literature Review
The literature review of the article is done according to the ...

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