Lab 7: Article Critique on an empiral journey, psychology homework

    Question description

    Choose an empirical
    journal article you are using for the literature review of your research
    proposal.  Analyze the article based on
    sound research methodological principles, addressing each of the questions
    below.
     For this assignment, you will need to submit
    two items:
     Your critique, i.e., your responses to the
    questions below, in a .doc or .docx (Word) file, AND
     A full text copy of the article in .pdf, .doc,
    .docx, or .rtf format.  Do not paste the
    article into the same file as your critique. 
    Attach a separate file.  If you
    fail to submit a full text copy of the article along with your critique, you
    will receive reduced or no credit.
    THIS IS THE LITERATURE REVIEW YOU NEED TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
    (Google it and make sure that you provide the entire article)
    Perkins, D. D., Meeks, J. W., & Taylor, R.
    B. (1992). The physical environment of street blocks and resident perceptions
    of crime and disorder: implications for theory and measurement. Journal of
    Environmental Psychology, 12(1), 21-34. doi:10.1016/s0272-4944(05)80294-4
     Answer the following questions in about 1-2
    sentences each, leaving the questions and question numbers intact.  Write entirely in your own words—plagiarism
    or “too close paraphrasing” will result in reduced or no credit.  Be sure to cite your source appropriately
    using APA style.
    1.  What is the importance or purpose of this
    research?  (Note this is different from
    the research question.)
    2.  What is the research question?
     3. What is the research hypothesis(es)?
     4. What type of research methodology was used?
    What type of design was used?
     5. What is the independent variable (or predictor
    variable)? What are the levels of this variable?
     6. What is the dependent variable (or outcome
    variable)?  What is the operational
    definition of this variable?
     7. What variable(s) was controlled by the
    researcher?
     8. What materials were used to conduct the study?
     9. What were the results of the study?  (Note I’m looking for words here, not
    statistical terminology.)  Did they
    support the hypothesis?
    10.  What is the importance or significance of the
    findings? (Note this is different from support for/refutation of the
    hypothesis.)
     11. What suggestions do you have for future
    research on this topic?
     Provide an APA style reference for the
    article.

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