Ashford 2: -
Week 1 - Assignment
My topic is Guns and Gun Control
work must be original Please and thanks
Journal Article Critical Analysis
Utilizing the information gained from your reading of Chapters 4 and 5 of the
text, critically analyze one of the five scholarly articles found in Chapter 10
of the text. Choose an article that best relates to your thesis or could
potentially be used to support your position in the Final Capstone Project.
In a critical analysis of the article, complete the following:
- Provide the formal APA citation of the source.
- Summarize the article’s thesis and main points in one
or two paragraphs, at maximum.
- Critically evaluate the relevance of the data used to
support the thesis of the article.
- Evaluate the significance of the sources, including
whether they are primary or secondary sources.
- Provide examples of either the presence of bias or lack
of bias evidenced by the authors.
- Critique (as defined in Chapter 5) the accuracy,
acceptability, strengths and weaknesses, and overall soundness of the
article. In your critique, consider whether or not the authors persuaded
you with their viewpoints.
- Using source “treeing,” as described in Chapter 4.1 of
your text, find two related scholarly articles and explain how the articles
you found could be used to support or contradict the premise and findings
of the article being critiqued.
The paper must be three to four pages in length, excluding title and reference
pages, and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three
scholarly sources, which includes the article you are reviewing, two articles
that support or contradict the initial article, and any other sources that
support your analysis. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on
the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and
tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning
Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.