Critiquing journal articles provides you with a first-hand experience into the world of research. When we review the works of others who have contributed to our area of interest or field, we ascertain and gain knowledge of past and current research issues and concerns in a particular area. This is also a very important task that you should learn to do, that will prepare and provide you with the ability to compose a "Literature Review" as a necessary component of a thesis and/or dissertation.
Now you will need to select the article you are going to critique and then follow the steps in the reference I have provided for you below. There are additional resources you may choose to review and I will attach those as a file for your convenience. If this is a first-time experience for you, I will gladly review your critique after you have completed it. There is multifarious information on your topic. Select your article and follow the steps outlined in the reference below:
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So your assignment is to critique a journal article. This handout will give you a few guidelines to follow as you go. But wait, what kind of a journal ...
This lesson provides the learner with an awareness of how to critique a journal article. A step-by-step outline is presented in the referenced material. Critiquing journal articles provides the student with a very essential element in the research process.