This assignment is about reading in your field and becoming familiar with the scientific method and the tone of professional writing. Articles published in professional journals go through a process

This assignment is about reading in your field and becoming familiar with the scientific method and the tone of professional writing. Articles published in professional journals go through a process in which knowledgeable people critique it and make suggestions (peer review). Our Oviatt library has a wide selection of databases and journals paid, in part, by your student fees. I encourage you to learn to use computer databases to select topics of interest and find various journals. Choose an article where the author(s) describes the , , of a scientific investigation. : book reviews, editorials, health newsletters & website summaries are not actual research articles. These usually do not have statistical analysis or references. A few examples of are: Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences                    Clothing & Textiles Research Journal Human Development                                                  Child Development Psychology and Aging                                                Family Relations Journal of Family Issues                                             Journal of Youth and Adolescence Clothing & Textiles Research Journal             Nutrition & Dietetic Journal Journal of Black Psychology                                      Journal of Interior Design Journal of Personality and Social Psychology            Developmental Psychology Journal of Marriage and the Family (JMF)                spanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity & the Arts      Journal of Fashion Marketing &                                                                                                                     Management Journal of the American Dietetic Association(JADA) Pediatrics Social Behavior & Personality                                    Journal of Consumer Marketing Journal of Retailing                                                     Journal of Consumer Affairs The Gerontologist                                                       Journal of Family & Economic Issues (refer to – on moodle) Title Page (see sample included with APA Guidelines on moodle) , briefly You want to provide the most salient information, as simply as possible in each section. In some instances you might choose to cite part of the original text. In this case you MUST put quotation marks around the citation, followed by the author’s last name, year, page #. in parentheses. Use these headings to summarize and organize each section: (headings are capitalized) INTRODUCTION (or sometimes PURPOSE) This is the rationale for the investigation and the purpose of the study. The introduction     also reviews relevant research. METHOD This includes a description of the participants, instruments, and procedures used. RESULTS This addresses the significant findings of the study. DISCUSSION & CONCLUSION This is the summary of the authors findings and suggestions for future research. In a second paragraph include for future research and directions as well; clearly indicating it as your opinion. REFERENCES Cite the article you read using correct APA formatting (see APA Guidelines on moodle). Don’t forget to include retrieval information if found read on the internet) FINALLY – ATTACH a copy  of the first and last page of the article so I can SEE/VERIFY the Otherwise you will not receive credit for the annotation. +relevance of article to course +quality & currency of article +headings used +information summarized clearly and concisely +APA format, quality of writing +copy of first and last page of article

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