Article Critique: Criteria 1- The review must be in APA format (cover page, headers, title, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, etc.) 2- Please follow citation rules for paraphrasing and direct quotations 3- Article must be from a peer-reviewed journal, published within the last 5 years. 4- Follow the format below. Your critique should follow this order. Please put in paragraph form. 5- Please submit a copy of the article with your critique. 1. Reference: APA Reference here 2. Interest · Why are you interested in reading the article? · What information can you gain by reading this article? 3. Purpose · What is the main purpose of this article? · Be specific and accurate. · Quote and summarize the purpose in your own words. 4. Key Question · What is the key question the authors are asking? · What is their hypothesis? 5. Information · What is the most important information in this article? Please make sure to answer each of the following: · Review the literature used. o Key things to look for – age of the references, guidelines used, what data/statistics from other studies is given · Authors’ reasoning for the study · Methodology o Research design – should be easy – everyone should have a randomized controlled trial o Independent and Dependent variables § How did they measure the outcomes? § Are those reliable and valid tools to assess those outcomes? o Sample population § Where did they recruit them from § Inclusion and exclusion criteria § Groups · How did they get them into their groups o Intervention § What was the control group intervention § What was the intervention group’s intervention o Results – review the statistics (significant or not) o Limitations (authors and your own) 6. Conclusions · What is the conclusion the authors came to about the study? · What research did they use to support their findings? 7. Implications · What are the implications of this article? · What would the outcomes be if we followed the article’s findings? · Include both positive and negative. · What is the significance of this study to you?