This essay needs to be written in formal academic style using APA, MLA, or Turabian
guidelines. Do not simply create a list of answers; you need to craft a strong, argumentative
essay with an introduction, clear topic sentences, developed paragraphs, transitions, clear
organization, a conclusion, and a working thesis statement (among other expectations of
academic style) to control the entire piece.
The essay must contain 750–1,000 words. When you cite from our textbook and your selected
source(s), you must cite according to current APA, MLA, or Turabian guidelines. Do not create a
simple list of answers; balance your answers by creating paragraphs that address similar areas as
you work through these answers. Again: a bullet list of answers is not enough. Be sure to write
this in formal, academic prose, and be sure to support your answers by using source material—
through correct formatting—from your article(s) and textbook.
Choose one article from the Article Analysis: Sciences Assignment page, read, and answer the
following questions:
Research Purpose and Overview
1. What was the purpose of the study?
2. What were the study research questions?
3. What theory(ies) informed the research?
Methods and Research
4. Identify the research method (qualitative or quantitative) used in this study.
5. Identify the specific research design discussed by Hark (2019) that your chosen
article/study employed.
6. What were the data collection methods employed?
Findings, Discussion, and Future Research
7. What analyses did the researcher(s) use to analyze the data?
8. What were the main research findings?
9. Were limitations to the study identified? If so, explain them.
10. Do the author(s) make suggestions for future research? If so, identify.
Original Summary
In 150 – 200 words write an original research summary (i.e., an abstract) of the article.