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goals to maintain positive mental health by giving them resources toachieve goalsPersonal behaviorgoals established:Assignment in study was to attempt to achieve behavioral change in nutrition, mental health, physical activity and social support over an 11-week period and recordyour personal data.Over the course of the study,each participant was to attempt to make change for only 5 consecutive days for each topic covered.yesStep 2: Summary of AnalysisFor this assignment I familiarized myself with the Walden library and several of the research databases offered to me. The purpose of this assignment was to select a scholarly articlewith the research options available to me and how to locate, identify, and analyze if it is peer reviewed or not. Peer-reviewed articles are important due to the fact that the validity of the article has been proven, so the information they are presenting to you is accurate (Identifying & evaluating online resources, n.d.). I was able to do this by using EBSCOhost to find a peer reviewed article on mental health and the importance of self-care while attending graduate school.
The strategies I used to help find my scholarly articles were accessing the Walden LibraryA-Z database and choosing the option of searching more than one database at a time. I also chose to select to search for peer reviewed articles while looking for my article. When I was scrolling through looking for the article that I felt matched the topic I was wanting to discuss I looked for an abstract. An abstract is a summary of what the article covers and most scholarly journals have one listed before the main context (Cornell, 2018). In the future I intend on using the Walden Library as my main resource for scholarly articles. I like that the option of using the A-Z database is available to me along with the option to only search peer reviewed articles. To help me to evaluate the resource I chose I plan on implementing the CARP method. CARP is an acronym that stands for credentials, accuracy of information, relevance and purpose (Identifying & evaluating online resources, n.d.). Some of the things I would look for but would not be limited to using this method would be to analyze article for information on the author, mistakes in grammar, is the information of the article knowledgeable and up to date, and the purpose of the article (Identifying and evaluating online resources).In conclusion, by using the resources available to me such as the Walden library to such multiple databases and the CARO method to analyze my scholarly articles chosen I should be on the right path to finding valid and accurate writing and research done by professional individuals or groups with information that is up to date.
ReferencesAllswede, D., Gores, A. M., Whittaker, S. D., & White, M. A. (2019). Evaluation of a self-care intervention to improve student mental health administered through a distance learning course. American Journal of Health Education, 50, 213-224.