3 Academic Articles Analysis Paper You will be required to pose a research quest

3 Academic Articles Analysis Paper
You will be required to pose a research question and then provide a tentative answer or answers to that question by finding, reading, summarizing, and analyzing at least three articles in academic journals serving the communication sub-discipline of your choice.
Your paper is due by date stated on the syllabus.
Requirements
Requirement #1: The articles you choose for this paper must be scholarly research articles that were published in scholarly communication journals. You can use the article you wrote about in your Academic Article Analysis paper (Paper1). Articles must be from 2009 or more recent. You cannot use articles that are more than 10 years old. We want to explore more recent research.
Reminder: translation of “scholarly research articles”: all articles must be primarily about the undertaking of, and discussion of the findings of, original (primary) research conducted by the authors of the articles. This rules out essays, opinion pieces, editorials, book reviews, and all other articles that do not primarily describe and assess original research actually conducted by the articles’ authors.
Reminder: translation of “scholarly communication journals”: You are not to use articles from journals written by and for scholars in other fields (education, psychology, etc.) unless you get prior permission from me. As was the case with the previous paper, my goal here is to give you exposure to the scholarly communication literature—not the literature of the education discipline, the technology discipline, the psychology discipline, or any other academic discipline. While journals in other fields are certainly valuable, and are often consulted by communication scholars, remember what this course is about: an introduction to the communication field. Using the library’s Communication & Mass Media Complete database should help you keep your article within the confines of the communication discipline.
I hope these requirements are clear. If not, contact me ASAP.
Requirement #2: You must clearly state early in your paper what your research question is—that is, what question are you asking and hoping to answer by undertaking this project.
Scholarly communication research questions are typically written in one of the following forms:
“What is the relationship between X and Y?”
“Is there a relationship between X and Y?”
“What is the difference between X and Y?”
“How does X affect Y?”
“Does X cause Y?”
“What messages are communicated by X?”
“What arguments are offered by X?”
“How does Audience X [specific group of people] interpret Y?”
“How do different audiences interpret X differently?”
“What is the meaning of X?”
“What is the most effective way to do/communicate X?”
“Why do [group of people] behave in certain ways under certain communication situations?”
“What is the most effective way to communicate X?”
Use these examples as a guide, but not a restriction – you may come up with some other way of phrasing your question.
Requirement #3: You must provide proper in-text citations throughout your paper and a References section at the end of your paper in which you provide complete APA-style citations for each article you read and analyzed.
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You will structure your paper in this way:
– Introduction: Introduce your topic, state your research question, and provide a very brief overview (at least the titles, authors, and/or topics) of the articles you read.
– Summaries and analyses: Summarize and analyze each of your articles in turn. Since your ultimate goal for this paper is to answer your research question, your article summaries should focus on the components of the articles that will help you do so: the articles’ findings, arguments, discussion, and conclusions. (In other words, you won’t need to provide as much information about hypotheses, research questions, or methods as you did in the Academic Article Analysis paper. You’re free to include such information, but if it doesn’t help you get to your ultimate goal for this paper—answering the research question you posed—you probably won’t want to do so.)
– Findings/answer(s): In this section, synthesize the findings and arguments of the three articles. Pull them all together and discuss your overall learning—which should lead you to an answer (or answers) to your research question. In other words, now that you’ve read, summarized, and analyzed your articles, what is the answer (or answers) to the question you posed?
– Conclusions: Wrap it all up. In doing so, address why your question and answer matter (why they’re important, what implications they have for the “real world” or for future research, etc.). Also address the limitations of your research. (For example, given that you read only three or so articles, what couldn’t you find out, or what questions still remain to be asked and answered?)
– References: The final element of your paper will be your APA-style References section.
3 Academic Article Outline—You must follow this format, label, and number each part or you will lose points.
Ex.
Part 1. Introduction.
1. The topic I chose was….
2. My research question, which….
3. I chose this topic because….
Part 1- Introduction (about 125 words)
1. The topic I chose was….
2. My research question, which will frame this paper, is: (your research question here)
3. I chose this topic because (why are you interested in it?)….
4. These articles are about/focus on….
Part 2- Summaries and analyses (about 600 to 750 words)
APA in-text citations required!
Use quotes but do so sparingly—no quotes longer than 20 words are permitted.
1. Article 1- (about 200 words)
A. Methods (2 sentences)
B. Findings (2 sentences)
C. Conclusions (2 sentences)
2. Article 2 (about 200 words)
A. Methods (2 sentences)
B. Findings (2 sentences)
C. Conclusions (2 sentences)
3. Article 3 (about 200 words)
A. Methods (2 sentences)
B. Findings (2 sentences)
C. Conclusions (2 sentences)
Part 3- Findings/Answers (about 150 to 200 words)
1. What is the answer to your research question?
Provide 4 or 5 sentences detailing what you found out.
Part 4- Conclusion (about 125 words)
1. Why was your research question important?
2. What implications does it have for the real world/your life?
3. What limitations are there?
Ex. Because I only read three articles, I cannot make any broad generalizations but it might indicate….
4. What questions are still left in your mind?
Part 5- References
List your References in proper APA style.
Minimum length (including References page) = 1,000 words double-spaced
12 point Times New Roman font

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