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Journal Article Critique

For any type of journal article your critique should include some basic information; however the bulk of your critique should consist of your qualified opinion of the article. To get started: 1.The first step is to select an appropriate journal article that is refereed or peer-reviewed journal. 2. Browse journals until you find a topic that interests you; this makes for a better critique. You will need to choose an article on the topic of telehealth. 3.Select articles that are current; choose an article written within the preceding 1-3 years. The Journal critique: 1. Title of journal, volume number, date, month and page numbers (using APA) 2. The critique will cover five areas: thesis, methods, evidence of thesis support, contributions to the literature, and recommendations. The five elements: (1) Clearly state the thesis (main idea) of the article. (2) Under methods, answer the following questions.  “What methods did the author use to investigate the topic?  Were the appropriate methods used?  Did the author’s approach to supporting the thesis make sense?  Did the author employ the methods correctly?  Did you discover any errors in the way the research was conducted?” (3) Evidence of Thesis Support:  “What evidence did the author present in support of the thesis?  What are the strengths of the evidence?  What are the weaknesses?  How did the author support the thesis?”  (4) Contribution to the literature:  “Conduct your own literature review and include at least two other authors on the subject (may be older than 1-3 years).  Evaluate the contribution that your selected article makes to a better understanding of the subject.” Use APA format to cite your sources within the text.  (5) Recommendation:  “Summarize your evaluation of the article.  Who will benefit from reading this article?  What will the benefit be?  How important and extensive is that benefit?  Clearly state your evaluation of the article in the form of a thesis for your own critique.” 3. Cite your sources using APA style.