Sport & Exercise Psychology Article Review Instructions

Sport & Exercise Psychology Article Review Instructions

Article Review Tasks and Grading Criteria: Once you find your articles and select the ONE you would like to review, you will need to re-read it and address the following points. You must use your own words to review the articles (PARAPHRASE the material as opposed to using direct quotes unless otherwise indicated). NOTE: Papers that have plagiarized material from the scholarly article will earn a 0.0 for the assignment. For each item below, provide a section heading and relevant information in separate paragraphs (tip: the bolded words for each question would make useful section headings): 1) Provide the abstract (cutting and pasting is fine here) and a reference in APA style formatting for BOTH of your selected articles (2 points) • for APA formatting guidelines, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/07/ For Your ONE Selected Article: 2) Describe the purpose of the research article (there is usually a clear statement of purpose located at the end of the intro/lit review section). (2 points) • make sure you include the full purpose, which is not always stated in the abstract 3) List any research questions or hypotheses the author(s) discussed. (2 points) • You may use direct quotes for this section, but if you do, you must use quotation marks and appropriate in-text citations (see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/03/). • If no hypotheses or research questions are stated by the author(s), you must indicate this fact. 4) Describe and critique the methods the author(s) used to study their research question(s). (6 points) • Describe the participants used for the study. • List and describe all instruments (e.g., surveys, field observations, interviews, etc.) used to collect data. o provide names for subscales (i.e., variables that are assessed), and sample items (if available) for surveys o provide sample questions (if available) for interviews and focus groups • Describe all procedures/protocol used to collect data. • You do not need to review the data analyses section. • Your Methods Critique: explain whether or not (and why) you believe the researchers used sound and appropriate methods to answer their research questions/address their hypotheses. Hint: there is typically a “limitations” section at the end of the discussion that will give you some ideas for this critique. o consider participants, instruments, and procedures in your critique 5) Explain and evaluate the results and major conclusions of the study presented. (6 points) • This information should come from the results and discussion sections of the article. • Your Results Evaluation: explain whether or not (and why) you believe the results make sense and if they answer the research questions/hypotheses originally posed by the authors. 6) Describe how you could apply the study’s results and conclusions to your own past experiences and your plans as a future professional in a related field. (10 points) • Give several specific examples of how you would implement strategies for integrating this knowledge into your life based on the information you have read. • Be sure to clearly tie your application strategies to specific results/findings from the study. • This section should be at least 1 page in length. 7) Spelling, Grammar (e.g., complete sentences), Formatting (see the next page for formatting requirements), and General Flow/Organization (2 points) Formatting: double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font with 1” margins • Use of appropriate section headings. • While the review will be broken into sections to address each assignment question, your writing should be in paragraph format and use complete sentences. • Your review (#s 2-6 – this does not include the references and abstracts) should be at least 4-pages in length. • NOTE: it is not uncommon for review to be longer than 4 pages when students have fully addressed all six areas described above