What did the authors investigate, and in general how did they do so?
Identify the hypothesis or question being tested
Summarize the overall article.
Identify the conclusions of the authors
indicate whether or not you think the data support their conclusions/hypothesis
consider alternative explanations for the results
Provide any additional comments pertaining to other approaches to testing their hypothesis -logical follow-up studies to build on, confirm or refute the conclusions The article you use must be at least 3 pages long and be a primary or original research article.
- The relevance or importance of the study
- The appropriateness of the experimental design
Evaluation should be an objective evaluation that one can read very easily and quickly. Also, you should include a complete reference (title, authors, journal, issue, pages) and a photocopy of the article when you turn in your evaluation.