Two 3-4 page critiques of recent empirical journal articles are required. Each paper includes a short summary of the study, as well as an evaluation of the study's method and/or conclusions. For the first critique paper, you will be assigned one of 4 articles selected by the instructor. For the second paper, you will select an (empirical) article (published in the last 8 years) related to your research proposal topic. You should be prepared to present a brief summary of your articles to the class on the day the papers are due.
Your paper should be formatted in the following fashion:
At the top of your paper, provide the reference for the article, using APA style (as it would appear on a reference page. This will serve as the title for your paper. The structure of your paper should mirror the structure of the article itself, with a separate paragraph (perhaps two) for each section of the article. The paper has five sections:
Evaluation and reflection:
Please note: Although it is not necessary to continually cite the article in your paper (since the paper itself is about the article), please use APA style throughout your paper with respect to margins, page numbers, spacing etc.
Articles for first summary paper:
De Schipper, J.C., Tavecchio, L.W.C., & Van Ijzendoorn, M.H. (2008). Children’s attachment
Lindsey, E., Caldera, Y., & Tankersley, L. (2009). Marital conflict and the quality of young children's peer
Child Development, 80, 442-460.
When infants take mothers' advice: 18-month-olds integrate perceptual and social information to
guide motor action. Developmental Psychology, 44(3), 734-746.
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