practicing how to find and evaluate research articles in an electronic academic library, and using the information from these articles to write an integrated summary and identify further questions on a chosen psychology topic.

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practicing how to find and evaluate research articles in an electronic academic library, and using the information from these articles to write an integrated summary and identify further questions on a chosen psychology topic.

1)
It is important to learn and practice how to find research articles in an electronic academic library. In the library, conduct a search in the Advanced Search mode by following the steps below:
In Search Options, scroll down to the “Limit your results” area and be sure that “Full Text” and “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals” are both checked for each search you do.
Enter a search term for a psychological topic of interest to you (e.g., anxiety, depression, or autism) and add “research study” to the end of your search term in the following location.
For example, if you chose to look for articles about “emotional intelligence,” you would type “emotional intelligence research study” as your search term. This helps to ensure that your search yields research articles instead of review papers or commentaries.
From the search results, choose one research article to focus on for this week’s Discussion Board.
Using the information from the research article, please respond to the following:
What is the difference between a research article and a review article? How do you know that your article is a research article?
What was the topic the researchers were studying? If they stated their hypothesis, what was it?
Who was in the study, and what were they asked to do?
What were the main findings of the study?
What additional information do you think would be interesting to know on this topic?
2)
For this assignment, you will practice finding articles in the library, finding information in articles, and writing an integrated summary. An integrated summary should not list the results of each article one by one but should instead integrate together the results, as you see in introductory sections of articles. Following this, you will identify further questions on the topic that could be explored.
Assignment Directions
Begin by identifying a psychology topic (ideally one of interest to you) to focus on. You will search for articles on this topic in the library. Examples of topics are: anxiety, happiness, optimism, pessimism, social media, music therapy, or equine therapy. You could also choose to focus on a mental health disorder, such as depression or substance abuse.
Then, visit an electronic Library Advanced Search and ensure that both “Full Text” and “Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals” are selected when you do a search on your topic. From the results list, choose five articles to read. Be sure that each article has the full text available.
Using the Unit 3 Assignment Template attached , please respond to the following:
Use the information from the full text of the five articles to complete the table on the template. Do not just rely on the abstract, and do not copy and paste from the articles, as that is plagiarism. You should fill out the table using your own words and include the following for each article:
Provide the APA reference of the article.
What type of article is it?
How do you know what type of article it is?
What are the main findings or information of the article? (Include population/sample if relevant.)
Then, using the information from the five articles, write an integrated summary (brief literature review) that is at least 4–6 sentences.
Lastly, after reading the five articles, identify what more might be interesting to know about the topic you selected that was not studied in the five articles. Write 1–2 sentences to answer.

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