Article review

HLTH 630

Article Review 1

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During this module/week you are expected to find an article highlighting Health Disparity in the United States from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, or another peer-reviewed source. You will read the article, evaluate research methods, briefly summarize its contents, and compare the findings to the assigned readings from Healthy People 2020 and other literature on health disparities.

Title Page

The primary goal of a title should be to summarize the main idea(s) of your paper simply and clearly. The title should be positioned in the upper half of the page and centered. Do not bold, underline, or italicize the title.

Article Abstract

You will write your own abstract for the article, using the author’s abstract as a model. You are to write an original abstract (short article summary) of no more than 100 words. Include your first name, middle initial(s), and last name. Omit all titles (e.g. Dr., Professor) and degrees (e.g. MA, PhD, EdD), if applicable. Center and double space your name and the name of your college, university, or institution. The abstract should be on the title page.

Article Review

Include the following headings in your article review section:

Introduction

In this section, discuss the following: Statement of the Problem; Purpose of the Study; Research Questions or Hypotheses and Limitations (if any).

Methodolgy

This section will include Methods; Participants; Data Collection Procedures and Data Analysis Procedures. You will also discuss the quality of the ‘literature review’ your author completed before they wrote the article. In some cases, you will find a section that discusses the literature reviewed for the study. In other articles, the information is dispersed throughout the article. Discuss the following in this section: Was literature review present? Was it useful? Rigorous? What did you learn? Were there surprises?

Results

Report the results of the study as clearly as possible. If your article reported a quantitative study, report the results in numbers with a good level of detail. If this was a qualitative study, also report the outcomes of the study, being specific about emerging themes, topics, etc.

Conclusions and Recommendations

Did the researcher come to any conclusions or make recommendations? Sometimes this section is given a heading that says: Implications. This is the “so what” section of the research study. What does it mean to practice? Expected length of article review: 2-3 pages. In your review, describe how your selected article addresses each of the sections listed above.

Discussion

Begin this section on a new page, following your conlcusions/recommendations. Expected length of your discussion is 1-2 pages. In this section, evaluate research methods in the article, discuss the research project, including your opinion of its rigor, usefulness, validity, reliability, soundness, design, and applicability to community health.

References

Please provide at least 1 more reference in addition to the article reviewed. Organize the references numerically in AMA format. The reference page should begin on a new page and the word ‘References’ should appear bold and left hand justified on the top of the page. References should be numbered consecutively in the order they were cited in text.

Article Review 1 is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 2.

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