Read the article "Cognitive Effects of Risperidone in Children with
Autism and Irritable Behavior," and identify the research questions
and/or hypotheses as they are stated. Consider the following questions:
What are the variables (sample sizes, population, treatments, etc.)? How
was the analysis of variance used in this article (and what type of
ANOVA was used)?
Write a two- to three-page paper presenting the information listed
below. In addition, provide a title page and reference page in APA
style. Cite any references made to the article within the body of the
paper in APA style. Your paper should begin with an introductory
paragraph (including a thesis statement) and end with a concluding
paragraph summarizing the major points made in the body of the paper and
reaffirming the thesis.
The body of your paper must:
Determine what question(s) the authors are trying to answer by doing this research.
Determine the hypothesis being tested and the concepts that were applied in this process.
Evaluate the article and critique the statistical analysis
employed in the study. Would you have included more and/or different
variables? Explain your answer.
Examine the assumptions and limitations of the statistical
study. What would you have done differently in this case? Explain your
Identify how the authors applied statistical testing to the problem.
Interpret the findings of the author(s) using statistical concepts.
Access the The Critical Thinking Community website for tips on how to formulate your thoughts and discussion of these questions in a logical and meaningful manner.
Writing the Article Critique
Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (excluding
title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.