1st article evaluation

1st article evaluation - then focus on the major claim. Be...

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ECON 488  Senior Capstone Seminar                         Spring 2011        Name____________________________________ First article evaluation paper – Instructions 1. Read the article by Eugene White, "The Stock Market Boom and Crash of 1929  Revisited,"  Journal of Economic Perspectives , Spring 1990 pp.67-83 (you can get  a copy from JSTOR or blackboard). 2. Follow the article evaluation instructions on blackboard; try to limit this paper to  3 double-spaced pages. 3. More specifically:   Identify the major claim(s) made by the author. If you believe there is more  than one, make an explicit decision as to the major and minor claims and 
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Unformatted text preview: then focus on the major claim. Be precise in describing the scope or crux of the argument; avoid generalities of the type the author thinks the stock market was important. Identify the supporting points given in the article. Come up with at least one critical assessment point for the article. Critical assessment refers to the questioning of the validity and strength of an argument. [Remember our discussion of critiquing the Samuelson article.] Everyone should be able to at least identify an area of questioning....
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course ECON 488 taught by Professor Brunton during the Spring '11 term at James Madison University.

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