In the Unit 1, you selected three (3) empirical or theoretical research studies from peer-reviewed journals that are relevant to your topic. In this unit, you will summarize the studies you selected in Unit 1.
Students have a lot of confusion about the format for the Unit 2 and Unit 4 summaries. Even though it’s just 3 of the 6 studies you will have in your final paper due in Unit 6, you will include all of the parts that will appear in the final paper:
all in APA format with title page, abstract, in-text references, synthesizing and summarizing the key points of the studies showing how they answer your research question, and References page.
Each paper will have an introduction and a summary
Review the week 2/4 scoring rubrics that highlight in detail how the paper will be scored
From the Unit 2 and Unit 4 submissions I will give you feedback on your errors so you can correct them for the final paper in Unit 6 where more points are at stake (75 versus 20).
When you complete the final paper you will have completed most of the work in Unit 2 and Unit 4. You will simply ensure you have a complete intro and summary as defined in the rubric and that your study summaries are organized and flow naturally.
Use the example papers below as your models:
Lit Review Student Example 1
Lit Review Student Example 2
APA Purdue Owl Example Paper
Before you begin, you may want to read the following article on how to summarize a peer-reviewed article:
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Summarizing a Research Article
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Reminder…What is a Literature Review
The purpose of a literature review is to express to your reader the knowledge and ideas that have been established on a topic. Your literature review should describe the strengths and weaknesses in the literature on the topic you have chosen. The literature review must be defined by a guiding concept (e.g., your research question). The literature review is NOT just a descriptive list of the material available, or a regurgitation of the summaries will write in preparing your research.
A literature review must do these things:
Be organized around and related directly to your research question
Synthesize and organize results
Identify trends or findings
Identify areas of disagreement
Formulate questions that need further research
Recommended Steps for Writing Article Summaries
1. Scan the article
Scan at each section of the article to find:
Research question – The reason for the study is usually found in the Introduction.
Hypothesis – The hypothesis is also usually found in the Introduction.
How the hypothesis was tested – This is usually found in the Method section.
Findings – Look for this information in the Results section. The figures and tables will include valuable information.
Findings interpretation – This is usually found in the Discussion section.
Use the margins of the paper to write key points. Underline key sentences.
2. Write a draft for each summary
When you begin writing the summary, organize it in the same order as in the study. Each summary should follow the same organization. For each item below, a suggested number of sentences have been provided as a guideline. Adjust the length accordingly depending on the content of your particular article. Remember each summary must be about 300 words.
State the research question and tell why you find it significant or interesting (1-3 sentences).
State the tested hypothesis/hypotheses (1 sentence).
Describe the methods. You might address some of these areas: (5-7 sentences).
Independent variables-what was manipulated
Dependent variables-what was measured
Method of data analysis
Describe the results. Did the researcher(s) find significant differences? (3-5 sentences).
Explain the main implications of the results. Make sure you note how the results and the interpretation of the results relate directly to the hypothesis. (2-3 sentences)
3. Write Final Draft
Next, you will need to put all three summaries into the final draft. The total word count for this paper is 900 words (300 words for each summary), 75 words for the intro, and 125 words for the summary. You Unit 2 and 4 papers should contain the following information:
Title page (required) – The title on the Title page should be your research topic or question. The title page does NOT count toward the 900 word minimum requirement. Only the author’s name, title of paper, and school affiliation appear on the title page. The word “Running head:” followed by a shortened version of the paper title in all caps appears on the top left flush to the margin and the page number in the same line right flush to the margin with the title page being page 1.
NOTE:The words “Running head” do not appear on subsequent pages but only the short title in all caps flush left with page number flush right.
Abstract (required) – The abstract is a brief, comprehensive integrated summary of the contents of the articles which is no more than 150 to 250 words in length. Do not include opinions or personal commentary, just basic facts about the contents of the paper that will provide the reader a quick overview of the main topics covered. The last line of the abstract is indented and begins with the italicized word “Keywords:” followed by a list of key topics covered by the paper with each keyword lower cased.
Summary pages (required) (minimum of 900 words; 300 words for each peer-reviewed article)
Use first-level centered sub-heading. Use one center-aligned sub-heading for each article you summarize. These sub-headings are in boldface and the first letter of each major word is capitalized. They are NOT the titles of your article, but instead they are more general words that convey the overall focus/topic of the article you are writing about. These sub-headings clarify where the evaluation, discussion, and summaries of each article begins and ends within the overall paper.
NOTE: In addition to the sub-headings, the first page of text begins with the title of the paper centered, not boldface, first letter of each major word capitalized. The running head and page numbers appear at the top of every page of the paper
References page (required) – Prepare full APA citations.
The full citations of the selected peer-reviewed journal studies need to be listed on the References page. Every reference cited in the text must appear on the References page and every reference listed on the References page must be cited in the text. A good rule of thumb when summarizing material from a reference is that you have a text citation identifying where the information came from for every paragraph. Be sure the references are listed in alphabetical order, use the hanging indent, only the first word of article title is capitalized on the References page, and italicize the journal name. DO NOT title the References page Works Cited or Bibliography.
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