Article Review Guidelines
A common misperception in research is that all published articles have merit, and findings should be taken as truth. The reality is that some articles get published despite poorly designed studies and/or erroneous conclusions. Part of your role as a young scientist-practitioner is to learn how to discern when a study is good and what conclusions you can glean from a study. This is especially germane in sports psychology, in which the rigor of empirical research is far behind other fields.
The purpose of these article review assignments is to provide you with some general heuristics to help you critically consume scholarly research. In this course, the three article reviews will build upon one another, with each subsequent review requiring more critical analysis and writing. You will pick a topic area in sports psychology that interests you. All three of your articles will be on your chosen topic, with the goal of the last article review assignment resulting in a brief scholarly research p.aper.
Article Review #1
For your article review assignment, please view the video “Understanding Statistics and Journal Articles in Research With Literature Reviews”
This video provides an overview of how to access, evaluate, understand, and summarize scholarly journal articles.
Then, pick one peer-reviewed article, and in your own words, describe the following sections of the article, as highlighted in the video:
- The assignment should be 300 to 400 words encapsulating all aspects in the grading rubric
- Follow APA guidelines
- See the assignment rubric below for more details