Write a summary essay analyzing a research journal article.
Select a topic from one of the Chapters in the textbook,
Scientific American Psychology.
·Research the topic using journal data bases or library resources to locate current (last 5 years) peer reviewed journal articles related to your topic. Must use a peer reviewed journal not a webpage article or magazine. Suggested data bases: Psy Articles or Academic Search Complete – EFSC L:ibrary
· Select an article that discusses an experimental method of research. Save a copy of the journal article and attach a copy of only the 1st page to your essay.
·Introduction: Introduce your topic and the research article selected, include a thesis statement.
·Body: Discuss the following:
1.Is there a clear statement of the problem being researched?
2.What is the hypothesis? (There may be more than one.)
3.Was the population clearly identified? Describe the sample population.
4.What method was used to select the sample population, was it adequate?
5.What was the independent variable?
6.What was the dependent variable?
7.Was there a control group?
8.How were subjects selected for the experimental group and control group?
9.Was the method of observation adequate to test the hypothesis?
10.Was there any evidence of bias in the procedure?
11.What were the results of the study, what were the significant findings?
·Conclusion:Conclude the essay with a summary paragraph. Do you think the research adds new knowledge or insight to the topic, why or why not?