For the reading guide for journal articles, address the following questions:
1. What are the key takeaways from this article?
2. After reading the article, what questions do you have about the topic, structure, methods, or something else?
3. How does this article advance your thinking about your group project? What can you apply from this article to your project?
For the article review assignment, write a short paper that includes the following:
1. Identify the article you are writing about. (Provide a sentence or two that indicate the name of the author(s), date, and title of the article).
2. Summarize the content of the major components of the article. You should use subheadings that correspond to major sections of the article. For example, “Introduction” or “Literature review,” “Method,” “Results,” “Discussion.” If several sections fit well together, you may include both under the same subheading (e.g., “Results and Discussion.”). Do not summarize the abstract. Note: Simply summarize what is in the article in these sections of the paper, rather than providing your own comments about the article.
3. In a final, separate section of your paper with the subheading “Strengths and Weaknesses,” discuss what you view as strengths and/or weaknesses of the article and/or research study.
4. Include a reference page in APA format listing the article and any other sources (if you refer to other sources).
The paper should be type-written and double-spaced with one inch margins and a standard size font, not to exceed four pages (not including reference page or title page if you have one). Use APA reference style within the body of the paper as well as for the reference page. Number your pages in the upper right.
1. Discuss and critique assigned empirical research article
2. Identify basic elements of needs assessments
3. Understand and articulate reasons for needs assessments
4. Understand the various approaches to needs assessment
Royse, Thyer, & Padgett textbook: Chapter 3, Needs assessment, pp. 63-91.
Ginsburg, K.R., Alexander, P. M., Hunt, J., Sullivan, M., Zhao, H., & Cnaan, A. (2002).
Enhancing their likelihood for a positive future: The perspective of inner-city youth.
Pediatrics, 109, 1136-1143.
Reading Guide for Journal Articles
Use this worksheet to take notes while reading each assigned article this semester. While only one student will be assigned to present on each article, each student is responsible for reading all articles prior to the date assigned to be discussed in class.
What are the key takeaways from this article?
After reading the article, what questions do you have about the topic, structure, methods, or something else?
How does this article advance your thinking about your group project? What can you apply from this article to your project?