List the APA style citation for the article.
Topic summary of the article: (2 pts)
Write a brief (3-4 sentences) summary describing the topic of the article.
What type of communication was studied? Who is the study about? Where?
List 1-2 NCA divisions, sections, or caucuses the article could be classified under within the discipline.(https://www.natcom.org/interestgroups/)
Problem Statement, plus Research Questions (RQ) and/or Hypotheses (H1…): (4 pts)
List the problem statement (quote it from the article, or else paraphrase it as best you can)
List all research questions in the article (if applicable).
List all the hypotheses in the article (if applicable).
Literature Review/Connection to Theory: (3 pts)
Identify & briefly explain (in 2-3 sentences) which theories the author(s) focused on in the literature review.
Qualitative or Quantitative method: (5 pts)
Identify if the article used qualitative or quantitative methods.
Discuss who was involved in the investigation, how the people were selected (sampled), and why.
List the procedural steps in conducting the study:
What tool(s) were used to gather data?
What kind(s) of data were gathered?
What processes did the author(s) use to analyze the data? Why?
Discussion of the results/findings in the article: (3 pts)
What did you find to be most interesting or surprising in the results/findings?
What about the study convinces you this makes an important contribution to the field of communication studies?
Application of the METHOD to your career: ( pts)
Discuss (in a paragraph or two) how the study’s research method relates to situations (or questions) relevant to your current or future profession. (I don’t want you to discuss the topic of the article here – just talk about the “method”)
Use the above numbering template as you type each report and address each of the seven items
Use complete sentences (proper grammar, etc.), unless asked specifically to list information.
If you quote directly from the article (I encourage you to quote from the article – it makes it really clear whether you understand the article or not), then you must CITE IT (page numbers, etc.) – or else it is plagiarism!
Research Reports will be graded on their accuracy and completeness for each section (see point totals in the template)