SPE 566: Area of Interest – Article Critique Option

SPE 566: Area of Interest – Article Critique Option

Assignment Purpose
In this assignment, you will find and review an article related to an area of interest in applied behavior analysis.
Deliverable
2-page double-spaced paper (12-point font) written in a word processor, such as Microsoft Word.
Activity Details
Research and find an article related to an area of interest in applied behavior analysis.
Do a search online and find an article that is at least 2-3 pages in length. The article should be from a recent (published in 2008 or after) peer-reviewed academic journal such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
 
Write a two-page paper about the article. Your paper should include an overview of the article and your reaction to the article. The following are suggestions for questions to address:

  • What is the purpose of this study?
  • Who are the subjects of the study?
  • What methods of behavior intervention does this article describe?
  • What are the findings presented in this article?
  • Is the article clearly presented?
  • What are the implications of the article’s findings for the field of education?

Scoring Grid – Area of Interest Assignment, Article Critique
Use the following criteria to critique the article you read. Please do not attach the scoring grid to your submitted assignment.
 

Expected Content Points Earned Possible Points
Content

  • Is the article you selected appropriate? (a recent study in applied behavior analysis)
  • Is your critique clearly presented and well organized?
  • Did you state the purpose of the study?
  • Did you accurately describe the subjects of the article?
  • Did you provide an overview of the methods?
  • Did you provide an overview of the findings?

·          

  10
Reflection

  • Is your reaction to the article clearly presented?
  • Did you react to the article’s findings?
  • Does your critique address the implications of the article’s findings for the field of education?

 

  5
Style/Proofing
·         Theme is stated with supporting points organized logically.
·         Paper is free of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors.
 
APA Format & Mechanics
·         Correct format for citations
·         Correct format for references
·         Correct format for direct and indirect quotes
·         Double spaced and in 12-point font
 
  5
Total   20