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PA RT S 1 - 3 Article Critique Practice
Sample Article Critique This semester you will be assigned one article and will provide a critique. Critically analyzing an article is a new skill for many students and therefore, I have provided sample responses based on an unassigned article. The critique is broken into several sections. The wording of the questions are periodically changed based on students’ needs. Make sure to read your assigned questions closely as they may be slightly different from this example. Additionally, many of the questions require you to cite course materials. I provided one example of this. I cannot provide it for all of the items as you would then have the answers.
Practice Article I am using the following article to provide this example. To help maximize the benefit of this example, you should read the article. Zoder-Martell, K. A., Dufrene, B. A., Sterling, H. E., Tingstrom, D., Blaze, J., Duncan, N., & Harpole, L. (2013). Effects of verbal and graphed feedback on treatment integrity. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 29, 328- 349.
Part 1 Provide a brief overview of the summary of the article (i.e., 5-6 sentences). Identify the research question(s) Are the research questions clearly stated? Explain your rationale using citations from the course content. If the questions are not clearly stated, please provide a revision. Does the literature review support the research questions? Explain your rationale using citations from the course content.
Purpose of the Article Title Abstract Introduction
Purpose of the study What did they do? Why did they do it? How did they do it? What did they find?
Sample Response The purpose of this study was to evaluate if graphed feedback alone was as effective as graphed feedback combined with verbal feedback for increasing teacher treatment integrity of reading interventions. Performance feedback is often a multi-component intervention, but it may be time and resource inefficient. This study was a component analysis with the goal of identifying the most efficient and feasible performance feedback package. The researchers used an A/B/B+C/B/B+C design with counterbalancing. The findings showed that graphed feedback with the verbal component was slightly more effective, but the differences were small. This means that graphed feedback may be a viable alternative to a more comprehensive feedback package.
Research Questions Identify the research questions. Are the research questions clearly defined? If not, how should they be revised. Explain your answer. Look at the introduction. Also, look at the graphs to obtain clues.
Sample Response: Identify the Research Questions The research questions are: 1. Is graphed performance feedback effective for increasing teachers’ treatment integrity of reading interventions?

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