Choose one of the article listed below. Developmental PsychologyCole WG, Lingema
Choose one of the article listed below. Developmental PsychologyCole WG, Lingema
Choose one of the article listed below. Developmental PsychologyCole WG, Lingeman JM & Adolph KE (2012) Go naked: Diapers affect infant walking. Developmental Science 15(6): 783-790. Kretch KS, Franchak JM & Adolph KE (2014) Crawling and walking infants see the world differently. Child Development 85(4): 1503-1518. Ossmy O, et al (2018) Variety wins: Soccer-playing robots and infant walking. Frontiers in Neurorobotics 12: 19. Read the articles and write a two-page critique. The critiques should identify the scientific claim being made by the researcher, describe the kinds of subjects (participants) used to provide data, summarize the methods used to collect data, describe the way the researcher analyzed and interpreted the data to make the scientific claim. In the last paragraph list what you think are two strengths and two weaknesses of the study. This paper is to be a one-page, single-spaced paper, 1-inch margins, and Times New Roman, Font Size 12. Please note that we will be checking for plagiarism (through TurnItIn.com), so make sure you present your own ideas and arguments, and please do not copy/paste from the article text– not even to quote. Always paraphrase or reword to present your thoughts instead of quoting. 1. Summary The first thing you should do in your paper is briefly summarize the article. The summary should look something like a shorter abstract of the paper, in your own words. It should present in a few sentences (usually no more than 150 words total) the gist of the theory, method, findings, and conclusions. 2. Strengths Following the summary paragraph, we would like you to write a brief (2-3 sentence) paragraph with a few key strengths of the article. These strengths can be about any specific section of the paper or about the paper as a whole. Please be thoughtful of which strengths you choose. They shouldn’t be inconsequential to the integrity of the research study as a whole, but rather the shining stars of the research paper, its methodologies, and its contributions. 3. Critique In the rest of the paper you should describe and address two main weaknesses of the article. You should indicate what the weakness is (make sure to say which experiment you’re referring to if that is where the weakness is), explain why it is a weakness (why does it matter?), and finally propose a way that this weakness could be rectified or improved in future research studies. Try your best not to have both critiques be about the same section of the paper. That is, there are four sections from which to choose – (1) Introduction/Theoretical Background, (2) Method, (3) Results, and (4) Discussion/Conclusions. For example, your first weakness could come from the Method, and the second from the Discussion/Conclusions, but both cannot come from the Method. You should take time to read the entire paper as you probably do not want to identify a weakness in a study that is addressed in one of the later studies in the paper or that is explicitly mentioned by the authors themselves. The stronger and more thoughtful and coherent your arguments are, the better your critique will be

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