For this assignment, please find a Peer-Reviewed Research article related to any topic in human developments to see how theory and method interact in real examples. A Peer-Reviewed Research Articles are written by experts and are reviewed by several other experts in the field before the article is published in the journal in order to ensure the article’s quality. Possible topics you can select from are: Prenatal Development, Infancy and Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, Adolescence, Young Adulthood, Middle Adulthood, Dying and Bereavement.
Once you find an article, summarize the article in your own words and look for the following information: research topic, hypotheses, independent and dependent variables (when applicable), ages of subjects, and research method used. Make sure it is clear as to what you are identifying, for example, state in your sentence, the research topic is, the hypotheses is, the independent and dependent variables are, etc… If there is there is no independent and dependent variables state that so I know you have looked and understand what it is. After you identified the above mentioned information, write a paragraph as to what your take away is from the research you were analyzing.
Here are some resources you can use to find a peer-reviewed article:
The best place would be the PCC library https://pasadena.edu/library/index.phpLinks to an external site. . APA.org is a great resource as well https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals (Links to an external site.). National Institute of Mental Health is also a great source https://www.nimh.nih.gov (Links to an external site.)
Please make sure you cite your article as you are writing your paragraph and also list your article in your reference. Please use APA format when citing and referencing your article. If you don’t have your in-text citations AND reference, it is plagiarism and you will receive a 0 for this assignment.
To assist you with in-text citations and references, please see the attached documents with examples.
APA formatting resources
Article selected is Peer-Reviewed: 2 points
Student identified the required components (research topic, hypotheses, independent and dependent variables (when applicable), ages of subjects, and research method used): 5 points
Student wrote a paragraph summarizing the article: 3 points
Student used APA formatting for in-text citation and references: 5 points