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For this assignment you will write a 2-page double-spaced (12 font) critique of the article, Parents and Vehicle Purchases for Their Children: A Surprising Source of Weight Bias (Obesity and Car Buying.pdf). (Links to an external site.) Papers must be typed in 12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font, with 1 inch margins and uploaded to TurnItIn as a .doc or .docx file. If you do not have MSWord, you can access it in a UNT computer lab so that you can convert your file to MSWord.
The purpose of this task is to give you more experience in critically examining mental health information–a skill that is useful for professionals and consumers.
You may discuss the paper with other students, but each critique paper should be written independently.
Papers are to include an APA style reference section (see the Purdue Online Writing Lab (Links to an external site.) for details). Your heading should not take up more than 2 lines of text and should include the authors, name of the publication, year of the publication, and name of the article. See for detailed information.
Critique Paper Tips
*Refer to Chap 2 (Research Methods) ask yourself the questions of critical thinking as you evaluate the article.
*Address BOTH positives (strengths) and negatives (weaknesses) of the study. Don’t just be a pessimist. The sky isn’t always dark and gloomy. Also, don’t just be an optimist. The world isn’t just about puppies and rainbows 😉
*You do not necessarily have to address every question I have outlined below (Reference the Grading Rubric to see how many questions need to be answered). Use them as food for thought. If your critique is running a little long, pick and choose which questions you want to address. However, it would be in your best interest to address the article as a WHOLE, meaning critique all sections of the article: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion/Conclusion