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Article Evaluation Instructions
Purpose: In this assignment, you will apply the skills you learned from Chapter 8 of the textbook, and the course presentation on research. You must review this material before beginning the assignment. While you will not need to write an actual paper for this assignment, you will need to demonstrate your ability to conduct a search on the Jerry Falwell Library website, evaluate an article for quality and credibility, and cite your sources with integrity. (Syllabus MLOs: B, C, E and Module 5 LOs: 2, 3, 4)
Instructions: In this assignment, you will locate, evaluate, and cite an article for a pretend research paper. Specific steps for this assignment include:
Choose a topic to research from the options in Step 1.
Search for and locate an appropriate article for your paper. Your article must be:
Appropriate for writing a paper on the chosen topic (relevant).
Written by a credible author.
Scholarly in nature.
Current for the field of research—in this instance, no more than 5 years old.
Evaluate your article for quality and credibility.
Cite your source with integrity.
Follow the steps below and record your responses to each question in the space provided.
Note: Your score for this assignment is based on your accurate evaluation of your chosen article, not on meeting the criteria of the pretend research paper. Do not change articles if you find that yours is deficient on some point. Instead, perform a thorough evaluation of the article selected, as this is the basis for your grade.
Step 1. Obtain a topic:
Mark your chosen topic with an X.
The importance of time management as an online student
How adult learning theory applies to online learners
Academic integrity in online higher education
Learning preferences and online students
Step 2. Search for and locate a scholarly article that is related to your topic:
What search terms did you initially use when looking for your article?
I searched with the title: How adult learning theory applies to online learners.
Article Search (continued)
Did you have to alter your search terms to find an article? What search terms did you end up using?
No, I did not have to alter my search terms, I searched with the title.
Paste the permalink for your article in the box.
I tried several times to paste the permalink but it scrambles the format, so I typed out the link.
How does your chosen article relate to your topic?
The article relates in that with great detail the author details a research study on adults and e-learning, the articles focus is on the motivation of online learner and there motivation to learn online with or without and instructor.
Step 3. Evaluate your article for quality and credibility:
Who is/are the author/s?
How is/are the author/s qualified to write this article? (You may need to conduct a Google search to find out more about your author/s.)
Kyong-Jee Kim is qualified to write this article as she is Assistant Professor at Dongguk University, she has also written other articles about adult online learning.
Is this a credible source? Why or why not?
Yes this is a credible source and is published in a leading Journal.
What is the name of the publication in which your article was printed?
Journal of Interactive Learning Research (2009)
Is the article written in a formal or informal style? Provide an example.
The article is written in a informal manner and describes a research study about the motivation of adult e-learners.
Does the article include references to other publications? If so, how many? (This information is often available on the article information page.)
Yes, the article uses 61 references.
Was this article peer-reviewed? How can you tell? (This information is often available on the article information page.)
Yes, this article was peer reviewed. I choose an article that has been peer reviewed from the search bar.
Is this a scholarly article? Why or why not?
Yes, this is also a scholarly article and is mentioned in the article information.
In what year was your article published?
Article was published in 2009.
Is this a current article?
The article is not within the last five years but I feel it is still relevant.
Why is it important that your article for this paper was published within the last 5 years?
It’s important that an article be current because information progresses or changes with current research.
Does/do the author/s have a bias, or conflict of interest, which might impact his or her/their objectivity?
Nao, the author does not show bias in her writing of this article. The article is written about a research study and details the information about the research study.
Does/do the author/s consider alternative viewpoints and approach them fairly? Provide an example.
The author considers the viewpoints of others ideas and she references other authors in this article. She uses 61 references from other arthors.
Does/do the author/s use objective wording, or is the wording subjective or affected by emotions? Provide examples.
The author explains the research study and the results of the study.
She details the study of adult e-learners and the results without bias or personal emotions.
Would this be considered an objective source? Why or why not?
This is an objective source with a research study and results.
Step 4. Cite your source with integrity:
Provide a properly formatted and current APA reference for your article.
Kim, K. (2009). Motivational challenges of adult learners in self-directed E-learning. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 20(3), 317-335.
Provide an in-text citation you might use were you to summarize part of this article in your paper.
As suggested from previous studies of students in the classroom setting, it was found that the presence of an instructor influences the motivation of some online learners(Kim, Kyong-Jee 2009).
Provide an in-text citation you might use were you to quote part of this article in your paper.
Although this was an in-depth study the author feels more research is needed and says, “Due the nature of a qualitative inquiry method aimed at an in-depth investigation into the theme, only a small sample is examined in the present study. A study with a larger sample is recommended to enhance the generalization of the findings”(Kim, K. 2009).
Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 5.
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Was this article peer-reviewed? How can you tell? (This information is often available on the article information