To Prepare • Review the Week 3 Learning Resources including the media on evaluat
To Prepare • Review the Week 3 Learning Resources including the media on evaluat
To Prepare • Review the Week 3 Learning Resources including the media on evaluating peer-reviewed articles, navigating the Walden Library database, and summarizing. • From the Learning Resources for this week, choose either Group A (Nonprofit Administration focus) or Group B (Public Administration focus) and read each of the 2 articles in the group you choose. Pay special attention to the APA citation format in the assigned articles. • Review the Assignment Rubric found on the Course Information page to familiarize yourself with the expectations of this Assignment. Assignment (1–2 pages not including title and reference pages) Using the APA Course Paper Template (APA 7) in the Learning Resources, write a paper that includes the following information for the two articles you chose for this Assignment (i.e., either Group A articles or Group B articles). You will use the same two articles from your Group to address the following: Part 1: Identifying the Elements of a Peer-Reviewed Article • Based on the two articles from the group you selected, what two peer-review elements do they share? Note: Identify each peer-reviewed element in 1–2 words. Example*: Both articles include a title and an abstract. *Do not use the terms “title” or “abstract” in your response. • Write a 1-paragraph summary of the entire first article in your group (i.e., Appe and Telch article in Group A, or Kees, Fitzgerald, Dorsey, and Hill article in Group B). To meet the requirements for this part of the Assignment, you must read the entire article in order to complete your summary. • Your summary should include an analysis of the authors’ research objectivity, use of evidence, cultural awareness, and lack of bias. Note: Do not summarize the Abstract. Do not use any direct quotes. Include at least one internal reference as in the example below. Example: Becker, M. A., & Lynn, V. A. (2020). Women’s behavioral health needs. In Foundations of Behavioral Health (pp. 183–204). Springer, Cham. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-18435-3_9 Becker and Lynn (2020) proposed an interdisciplinary approach to addressing the complex issues of women’s behavioral health that encompasses the health concerns of multiple demographic communities of females (including but not limited to minorities and the military community). Utilizing recent statistics from the World Health Organization, national academies, and a presidential commission, the authors identified alcohol, drug abuse, and mental illness as key factors of concern to medical practitioners for optimal service delivery and future research. The current most significant challenges in the field of women’s behavioral health are HIV, postpartum depression, and trauma-informed care (Becker and Lynn, 2020). The researchers’ findings led them to urge greater medical surveillance; identification of both risk and protective factors; greater development and evaluation of behavioral health interventions; and effective programmatic implementation for women regardless of demographic background (Becker and Lynn, 2020). Part 2: Evaluating Scholarly Writing • Notice that the concluding paragraph(s) of scholarly articles may be labelled in different terms, such as “Limitations and Future Research” or "Discussion and Implications." • Copy the main sentence (thesis) of the concluding paragraph(s) of the second article. • Explain how the conclusion in this article helps you to determine whether the article merits publication in a peer-reviewed journal article (i.e., Svensson, Mahoney, and Hambric article if you chose Group A; Molina article if you chose Group B). (Refer only to the conclusion, not the earlier sections of the article. Note: Some peer-reviewed authors and publishers use the terms “Findings” or “Results.” Example: Concluding paragraph: Original source: “Nevertheless, the recommendations of the President’s New Freedom Commission (2003), the Action Steps for Improving Women’s Mental Health (2009), and the recent National Academies workshop on Women’s Mental Health Across the Life Course Through a Sex-Gender Lens (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine, 2018) provide a blueprint for progress in improving women’s behavioral and physical health that could be realized with adequate leadership and financial support.” (Becker and Lynn, 2020). Example: Explanation of peer-review publication criteria: The Becker and Lynn (2020) article meets peer review criteria because the authors cited reputable sources in their literature review, analyzed a significant social problem, identified stakeholders, and explained the recommendations for steps to resolve the problem.

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