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Reading Journal Articles Critically Louise Livesey Academic Skills Adviser This workshop will: −Introduce you to the idea of critiquing and analysis tools.

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1 Reading Journal Articles Critically Louise Livesey Academic Skills Adviser This workshop will: −Introduce you to the idea of critiquing and analysis tools −Show you how to apply one model of reading analysis −Highlight how to find gaps in author’s logic and points to critique

2 The Plan… 1.Understanding critiquing tools 2.Applying the Code to introductions 3.Identifying gaps or points to critique in research articles This booklet extensively adapts from Shon (2012)

3 Critiquing tools A.understand how research is done and what it has found out B.assess the quality of research by questioning what has been written 1.Understanding critiquing tools

4 2 examples of critiquing tools Quantitative research: Coughlan et al (2007) Qualitative and quantitative: Adapted from Caldwell et al (2011) 1.Understanding critiquing tools

5 14 acronyms Right hand margins Full code in booklet 1.Understanding critiquing tools Dr. Philip Shon’s Coding System

6 Race, gender, and the newsworthiness of homicide incidents Paragraph 1: SPL, CPL, GAP Paragraph 2: CPL, GAP Paragraph 3: RAT Paragraph 4: WTD Flow SPL CPL GAP RAT WTD 2. Applying the Code to Introductions

7 Wheeled Mobile Robots Paragraph 1: SPL 3 rd ; CPL last, GAP part of last: ‘for which…relevant question.’ Paragraph 2: Rat 5 th, WTD 6 th, SPL 2 nd and 3 rd Flow: 2. Applying the Code to Introductions

8 Activity 1: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome SPL: 3rd CPL: 4th GAP: 4th Rat: WTD: Last Flow: SPLCPLGAPWTD 2. Applying the Code to Introductions

9 MOP: Missed Obvious Point to earlier literature POC: Point of Critique re any gaps or limitations RPP: Relevant Point to Pursue to use for your own purposes 3. Identifying Gaps or Points to Critique

10 Bastin, G., Campion, G, and D’Andréa-Novel, B. (1996) Structural Properties and Classification of Kinematic and Dynamic Models of Wheeled Mobile Robots. IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. Vol 12: 1, February., pp [online] Available at: [Accessed ]http://perso.uclouvain.be/georges.bastin/paper37.pdf Caldwell, K., Henshaw, L., and Taylor, G. (2011) Developing a Framework for Critiquing Health Research: An Early Evaluation. Nurse Education Today. Vol. 31 (No. 8) pp. e1-e7 Coughlan, M., Cronin, P., and Ryan, F. (2007) Step-by-step guide to critiquing research – Part 1: quantitative research. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 16 (No. 11) pp Gruenewald, J., Pizarro, J., and Chermak, S. (2009) Race, gender, and the newsworthiness of homicide incidents. Journal of Criminal Justice. Issue 37. pp. 262–272. [online] Available at: file:///C:/Users/lclivese/Desktop/Predicting%20Crime%20Story%20Salience.pdf [Accessed ] References

11 Pollard, C. (2013). Physiotherapy Management of complex regional pain syndrome. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy. 41(2). July, pp [online] Available at: 3a0b80676ae9%40sessionmgr198&vid=2&hid=125 [Accessed ] 3a0b80676ae9%40sessionmgr198&vid=2&hid=125 Pritchard, D. and Hughes, K. (1997) Patterns of Deviance in Crime News. Journal of Communication. Issue: 47(3). Summer. pp [online] Available at: [Accessed ] Shumaker, D. and Prinz, R. (2000) Children Who Murder: A Review. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review. Vol. 3 (2) pp [online] Available at: [Accessed ] Shon, P. (2012) How to Read Journal Articles in Social Science. London: Sage Publications Ltd. References

12 Academic Skills Advice Service Where are we? Chesham Building B0.23 What do we do? Support undergraduate students with their academic skills by running clinics and workshops, having bookable appointment slots, and enabling students to drop-in for Instant Action. Who are we? Michael and Helen specialise in Maths Support; Lucy and Russell advise students on study skills; and I (Louise) deliver the workshops When can you come for help? Everyday both face to face and on-line How do I get in touch? academic- or website skillsacademic-

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