Select, from the larger body of child and family development literature, two peer reviewed research journal articles per substance area and review, summarize, and critique them in one paper per area. The critiques should describe the research method and results, as well as implications for future research. Each article review should be between 1 and 1½ pages – double-spaced, equating to 2-3 per substance area. The format for this assignment should be:
- Substance Area Name
- Research article 1 (include the title of the article
- Critique of 1-1.5 pages
- Rsearch article 2 (include the title of the article)
- Critique of 1-1.5 pages
Use this format for each of your Substance Areas.
These must be submitted in the order listed below. Do NOT submit these as separate files. All five content areas are to be submitted as one file.
Be sure to review the rubric provided for you in the assignment area to make certain that you are covering all the requirements.
Substance Areas 6-10 reviews must be completed :
NCFR SUBSTANCE AREAS
6. FAMILY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
e.g., Goal Setting and Decision-Making; Development and Allocation of Resources; Social Environment Influences; Life Cycle and Family Structure Influences; Consumer Issues and Decisions.
7. PARENT EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE
e.g., Parenting Rights and Responsibilities; Parenting Practices/Processes; Parent/Child Relationships; Variation in Parenting Solutions; Changing Parenting Roles Over the Life Cycle.
8. FAMILY LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY
e.g., Family and the Law; Family and Social Services; Family and Education;
Family and the Economy; Family and Religion; Policy and the Family.
e.g., Formation of Values; Diversity of Values in Pluralistic Society; Examining Ideologies; Social Consequences of Value Choices; Ethics and Technological Changes; Ethics of Professional Practice
10. FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION METHODOLOGY
e.g., Planning and Implementing; Evaluation; Education Techniques; Sensitivity to Others; Sensitivity to Community Concern.
Rubric – NCFR Content Areas 6-10
All five content areas are included, with two peer-reviewed academic journal articles each.
Articles are clearly appropriate for the content area.
Each article is succinctly and carefully reviewed. The student defines the study, how it was accomplished, and further research implications. The analysis is thoughtful, thorough, and shows critical thinking.
All 10 topics are submitted IN ORDER and in one file, as per assignment instructions.
A conclusion, per the assignment instructions, is included.
No more than two errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
APA formatting and citation style is followed.
This final paper forms the major writing assignment of this capstone course and as such should exemplify higher level writing skills and demonstration of knowledge relevant to degree discipline. It must be in compliance with university academic standards and formatting rules of the American Psychological Association (APA) – 6th Edition.