A scholarly source is a peer reviewed journal article that has been published for a specific audience (field of study). In social sciences (your degrees) articles usually contain published research re

A scholarly source is a peer reviewed journal article that has been published for a specific audience (field of study). In social sciences (your degrees) articles usually contain published research results!

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https://help.library.ubc.ca/evaluating-and-citing-sources/scholarly-versus-popular-sources/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)

The Callahan library has a great online data base to help you locate scholarly articles. You can search this data base by the key words in your research topic. See the link below for tutorials to help…..

https://sjcny.libguides.com/online/library/researchhelp (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.) 

*For this week’s assignment, you will be selecting 1 scholarly source about your term paper topic.

Please Note* If you cannot find sources, that should be a red flag for you that your topic is not a viable research project, and you may need to amend your study. However, don’t throw in the towel if you are really passionate about the subject. Use other search engines like Google Scholar etc., to find other information about your topic, and/or change around the words you are searching, to see what response you get. This activity is part of the research process.*

Once you secure sources, you’ll then need to synthesize them. To synthesize your articles follow these steps:

Read the article

Note the abstract (what the study is about, what the researcher did, and what results it produced)

Note any wording that stuck out to you, the unknown about your topic, that made you go hmmmmm….

Note any limitations and/or need for future research.

Then, bring together those elements to write a short summary describing that article and how it relates to your study.

Assignment Example:

Bierman, K. L., Coie, J. D., Dodge, K. A., Greenberg, M. T., Lochman, J. E., McMahon, R. J (2010). The        effects of a multiyear universal social–emotional learning program: The Role of student and school    characteristics. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(2), 156–168. http://doi.org/10.1037/a0018607 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)

This article discusses the positive benefits of introducing a school-based, 3-year SEL program to elementary school students and seeks to understand how student behavior combined with the environment affects the outcome of such a program.  The study specifically investigated the impact of socioeconomic status and student characteristics, such as gender and behavior deficits including aggression and hyperactivity. 

Submit your assignment just like the example above.

Select at least one research articles (i.e peer reviewed, periodicals) analyzing some aspect of adolescent development with special consideration of physical, emotional, cognitive or social development.