Journal article writing

Journal article writing

 

CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS FOR EMPIRICAL STUDIES

 

  1. Evaluating Credibility
    1. What journal was this study published in? Is it peer reviewed?
    2. What institution do the authors come from?
    3. What year did the study get published? What is the study topic? Do you consider this too outdated for the topic of study? Why?
  2. Introduction
    1. What is the question that the authors are trying to answer? That is, what is the primary question or focus of this study?
    2. What, if any, are the hypotheses?
  3. Method
    1. What type of design did the researchers use?
    2. How can the sample be improved to better represent the population?
    3. List the variables in this study and how they were measured?
  4. Results
    1. Were tables, graphs, charts used? If yes, were they used effectively?
    2. Were the statistical results presented for all main hypotheses?
  5. Discussion
    1. What was one weakness of the study? How can it be improved in a future study?
    2. What was one strength of the study?

 

 

Paper should be 5-6 pages, follow APA formatting (no abstract needed).  12-point font, Times New Roman, 1” margins.  You must also use other outside references (not Wikipedia).  Title page and References page do not count towards paper page numbering.