Journal Article Review Assignment
Your assignment is to read, discuss, and evaluate a professional research article focused on a specific sociological issue. There are specific sections covered in professional research articles and your task is to briefly discuss these sections and evaluate them.
IN YOUR REVIEW YOU SHOULD ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
What is the title of the article?
Who is (are) the author(s) of the article?
What is the name of the professional journal the article was published in?
What was the date of publication?
1. Statement of the problem:
What is the research problem? What is the author investigating?
2. Social theory
What social theory or issue is being investigated? What social theory or issue emerged?
What reference does the author make to previous research on this topic? Discuss the previous research findings that are mentioned in the article.
INTRODUCTION OF THE CURRENT STUDY:
What are the major variables in the study? What are the specific issues being investigated?
2. Hypothesis/hypotheses are research question.
What is the major hypothesis of the study? OR what is the specific research question being investigated?
1. Sample: who are the specific individuals included in the study? How many individuals were included in the study? What were the sampling techniques?
2. Research method: what method(s) was used for collecting the data?
3. Implementation and conclusion of research:
When and where was the data collected? Who collected the data?
What type of statistical analysis was used? How was the data analyzed? (You may not understand all of the information in the section on statistical analysis; therefore, you may have some quoting in this section).
Work tables presented in the results? What was contained in these tables?
Are levels of significance mentioned?
What conclusions were drawn for the study?
Are the hypothesis supported?
If the hypothesis are not supported is there an explanation for this deviation?
EXAMPLES OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS:
Criminal Justice Related Journals: http://www.asc41.com/links/journals.html
Sociology Journals: http://www.uniraj.ac.in/JOURNALS/sociologylist.html
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