Article Analysis_EXAMPLE2.docx - Analysis of an Empirical Article Part I Source Cited Romeo R R Leonard J A Robinson S T West M R Mackey A P Rowe M L

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Analysis of an Empirical Article Part I Source Cited: Romeo, R. R., Leonard, J. A., Robinson, S. T., West, M. R., Mackey, A. P., Rowe, M. L., & Gabrieli, J. D. (2018). Beyond the 30-million-word gap: Children’s conversational exposure is associated with language-related brain function. Psychological Sciences,29, 700-710. Part II 1. The main question the researchers are attempting to answer is whether, and to what degree, a family's socio-economic status effects a child's language ability and how it impacts brain activation in language-specific regions. The hypothesis presented in the article states that the researchers theorized that the amount of sheer language exposure would have more impact on the child's language skills and brain activation than just simply the role of SES (either high or low.) 2. The primary focus group for this experimental research study were children. Ranging from ages of four years to six years, the individuals (some male and some female) were all native-English speakers who lacked any behavioral issues that may have interfered with the study. Therefore, the children chosen as participants had to meet certain qualifications to create a suitable control group. The parents also had to pass requirements in order to participate. In order to do this, parents were given a series of survey questionnaires to complete that helped to eliminate outliers 3. Within this study, the dependent variable being measured is the child's language-abilities, and more specifically, the activation of brain regions associated with language. The independent
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