Description For this assignment, your will write an essay analyzing an empirical study. Be sure to provide the APA citation and a link to the article in the reference list within your document. As you complete your essay, reflect on what issues are important to the field vs. the general public, and how you and other health psychologists can communicate research clearly. Once you have chosen a study, use Google Scholar or another Library database like Web of Knowledge to determine the studys cited by count. Your assignment should include the following review of the study in about one page:> State the problem or the topic discussed in the article Summarize the authors purpose, hypothesis, methods, and major conclusions Next, analyze the study, thinking about your responses to the following questions as a guide: Is the title of the article appropriate? Is it clear? Suggest an alternative title. Does the literature review justify the study? (Hint: to answer this, examine whether the information covered in the literature review directly maps on to the study being reported. The literature review should summarize all relevant scientific knowledge on the topic. Then, it should clearly outline something that we still do not know, and state how the study tries to address this gap. Consider whether there are irrelevant references, or whether some aspect of the study is not foreshadowed in the literature review). Do the authors seem to misrepresent or misinterpret others work? (Scan their sources to see if what the authors report aligns). Does the hypothesis or research question seem sensible? Do you believe that the study is important, based on the case the authors presented in the literature review? Is the purpose or hypothesis clear? Are the methods/protocol described clearly enough that you think you could replicate them (if you had the right laboratory, equipment or other resources)? Are the methods used reasonable ways to answer the research question(s)? No study is perfect, so describe one other way the authors might have tested their hypothesis or investigated their research question. Be creative! Does the analysis/discussion section over- or under-emphasize any aspect of the results? Do you trust the analysis and discussion? Why or why not? Point to specific evidence in the article that helps build your trust in the results (or not). Is any of the content duplicated? (For example, tables and figures should be summarized/interpreted in the text, not just repeated. Similarly, the discussion should connect the findings to the larger literature, not just re-state the results). Is the discussion section relevant to the topic? Do the authors make conclusions that are supported by their findings, or do they overreach? > What are the major implications of this study for consumers and researchers? What are the major limitations of this study? How could they be addressed? Across the article, are any statements or claims vague or ambiguous? How could they be clarified?
Northcentral University Depressive Symptoms and Diet Composition Article Discussion
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