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    I need guidance in the area of research and article analysis. I have completed this task but would like other samples for comparison to insure that I am on the right track. I have to locate and evaluate research conducted by others.

    Part of my practice is that I have to select an article of your choice that aligns with my topic area of interest. I have to analyze the article and explain how it relates to the topic of interest. I have to address these components.
    Statement of the problem or knowledge gap in the field, as described by the researcher or researchers in the article.
    â?¢ Purpose of the study.
    â?¢ Hypotheses and research questions, if used.
    â?¢ Methodology and quantitative approach used.
    â?¢ Findings and conclusions or results. I also have to provide both a description and a statistical presentation of the findings.

    The topic of interest is Poverty and its effect on young children's growth in the area of academic.

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    Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The article below, is as you requested, discussing poverty. If you need further information to explore the topic, you can utilize the listed resources as they are directly related to the review. Good luck with your studies.

    AE 105878/Xenia Jones

    Article Study Review (Poverty & Academic Achievement)

    Topic of Interest: Introduction

    Previously, I have studied in depth the work of Yongmin Sun & Yuanzhang Li entitled 'Effects of Family Structure Type and Stability on Children's Academic Performance Trajectories' which was published last June 2011 in the Journal of Marriage and Family, issue 73. The article provides an analysis of five waves of panel data from 8,008 children in the ECLS-K and is compared and contrasted with available academic data that looks into performance growth curves from kindergarten to 5th grade. In major part quantitative, it also looked into the correlation between availability of resources of the family and the academic performance of the child. This article really heightened my interest in looking at the relationship between poverty and child education as I believe that education is the way forward. But what happens if children aren't provided the assistance to get educated? I would like to find this out by reviewing work on the topic so that I can eventually pinpoint to a host of solutions that might resolve the very heart of the problem. It is for this reason I would like to study the connection between poverty and childhood education which is the focus of the study, below.

    â?¢ Title: Parents' Management of Their Children's Education within the Home, at School, and in the Community: An Examination of African-American Families Living in Poverty
    â?¢ Authors: Leslie Morrison Gutman & Vonnie C. McLoyd
    â?¢ Publishing Details: The Urban Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, Year 2000
    â?¢ URL: http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/43877/1/11256_2004_Article_222479.pdf
    â?¢ Publishing Institution: University of Michigan

    Overview of the Study

    Morrison & Gutman used the open-ended questions answered by African-American families living in poverty in relation to the conditions of, and involvement of the family in the education of their children. Using the interviews of parents in the same below poverty line strata, they compared how the families differ in the way they see the education of their children. The interview data was taken from one Michigan school district and the authors explain why (2000): "This school district was selected because it included a large percentage of African-American students (42%) and economically disadvantaged ...

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