Please write notes about your article based on the points


Please write notes about your article based on the points on the table below. It should be 2-3 pages, double spaced, or about 350-750 words.
Remember that your task is mainly to analyze and evaluate the social research study presented in the article. Thus, you will write mainly in the third person and discuss whether or not the authors have done a good job in the major parts of their research study.

Sample Assignment

Name:_____________                                                                       Article Analysis #1                                                                        Date:_____________

ID: _____________                                                                      A study of Leisure Reading

In the journal, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Bailey Diers aims to uncover the leisure reading habits of the community at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her article, “At Your Leisure: Establishing a Popular Reading Collection at UBC Library”, utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods to effectively analyze whether creating a leisure reading collection at the campus academic library would be beneficial and garner regular use. Although the study has some problems with sampling, the methods used are valid and it contributes significantly to research on this topic.

 Paragraph 1 – Introduction

·      Introduce the reading (author, title, general contents)

·      Provide a brief summary + your analysis (opinion) of the article

·      What is the main point of this article and why is it important?

Paragraph 2 – Research Problem and Hypothesis

·      2-3 key terms from the article

·      research problem and objective

·      Hypothesis or Research Question

·      Your analysis – did the authors do a good job? Why or why not?

Paragraph 3 – Research Design + Procedure

·      independent variable (cause, thing being studied)

·      dependent variable (effect of thing being studied)

·      research methodology (qualitative, quantitative, mixed or critical)

·      research methods (surveys, interviews, observation, experiment)

·      population (general group) and sample (specific participants in study)

·      Your analysis – did the authors do a good job? Why or why not?

Paragraph 4 – Results, Analysis and Conclusion

·      main results

·      form of data analysis (how do the authors sort the information and make conclusions? ex. statistics)

·      discussion – do the authors suggest any areas for improvement or further research?

·      conclusion

·      Your analysis – did the authors do a good job? Why or why not?

Paragraph 5 – Analysis Summary

·      How well did the author(s) accomplish their original objectives? Refer to the strengths and weaknesses of the research.

·      Do you agree or disagree with any of the other points in the article?

·      Do you have any questions or suggestions about what could have been done differently in the study?

·      What new information could be collected, or what other studies could be conducted that are related to this topic?

Paragraph 6 – Conclusion

·      Briefly summarize what the authors accomplished with their research study – will the article be useful to you or others?

·      Restate your positive and negative evaluation of the research and the research article.


·      Write the APA Citation for your article below the heading “References”

·      Be sure to use a hanging indent


Article Review #1Article Review #1CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA reference and citationThe APA reference (at the end of the article analysis) and citations throughout the article analysis are complete and properly formatted.1.0 ptsVery well done0.5 ptsSome errors0.0 ptsNot attempted1.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysisYou evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the article using evidence to support your ideas.5.0 ptsExcellent4.0 ptsVery Good3.0 ptsGood2.0 ptsSome Parts Missing or Imcomplete1.0 ptsAttempted0.0 ptsNo marks5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOverviewYou provide an overview of the major parts of the article as described in the assignment instructions.4.0 ptsFull Marks3.0 ptsGood2.0 ptsMinimally complete1.0 ptsAnalysis was attempted0.0 ptsNot attempted4.0 pts
Total Points: 10.0PreviousNext

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