The purpose of this assignment is to outline the contents of two peer reviewed research articles to support your specific research question related to lifespan development.
1. Determine a developmental period that interests you.
2. Decide on a research question that will guide your investigation.
3. Locate two peer reviewed research articles that assist in answering this question.
4. Summarize the content of each article utilizing the format below.
5. Attach the original articles you summarized for this assignment.
Development Period of Focus
List which development period aligns with the breakdown in our textbook (first two years, early childhood, middle childhood, adolescence, adulthood, late adulthood)
What is the research question you would like to answer?
Article 1 Citation
APA (American Psychological Association) Format – http://www.apastyle.org/
Journal Article Citation Format
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000
Conroy, K., Sandel, M., & Zuckerman, B. (2010). Poverty grown up: How childhood socioeconomic status impacts adult health. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 31, 154-160. doi:10.1097/dbp.0b013e3181c21a1b
Article 1 Overall Summary: (500 words)
What are the main points of this article? Why did you select it? How does it support your proposed project?
Article 1 Study Participants: (100 words)
Who participated in this study? Gender, age, setting, etc. How did they qualify for this study?
Article 1 Methods (100 words)
What did data collection look like in this study? Interviews, surveys, observations, etc?
Article 1 Findings (500 words)
What did the researchers discover? Why is this important? What contributions have been made from this study?
Article 1 Connection to Your Research Question (200 words)
How does this study answer your research question? How does the knowledge in this study impact your current or future goals? How can you use this information in your every day life?
After you complete the Article 1 Summary, begin again with Article 2 and complete each component.
Article 2 Citation
Article 2 Overall Summary: (500 words)
Article 2 Study Participants: (100 words)
Article 2 Methods (100 words)
Article 2 Findings (500 words)
Article 2 Connection to Your Research Question (200 words)