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Interpersonal Behavior Writing Assignment
The writing assignment is due on Monday, May 2nd at 11:59pm. Your paper should be uploaded in the Black board only.
The paper should be written in Times New Roman, 12 font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced, in Word. Black board does not support MAC-PAGES.
3-4 pages long.
Dismiss the 2-3 pages below
Social Science Research in the Media Assignment:
Social scientific findings are frequently highlighted in the media yet media articles are much different than the peer-reviewed research articles and media summaries are not always accurate. In this assignment you will find/choose a media article that refers to scientific findings on a topic that is related to this class. You will also read the primary research article that is referenced in the media article. You will write a 2-3 page (double spaced) essay on whether the media article was an accurate representation of the research findings.
At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
Differentiate between scholarly work (a research article) and popular modes of knowledge (media article).
Appreciate the importance of the peer review process in publishing scholarly work.
Engage critically and reflectively with scholarly discourse.
Exercise critical thinking in writing.
First, find/choose a media article written by a journalist that summarizes recent research news. The topic should be related to (insert class topic such as family) [JHH1] and it should link to a primary peer-reviewed research article[JHH2] .
Next find and read closely the primary peer-reviewed research article that the journalist was spotlighting in their article. Most reputable articles will link the original article in the text or at the end in their reference section
In 3-4 pages, you should:
Summarize the media article. Who wrote the article, where was it published? Why did the journalist think it was relevant? Did they talk about multiple research articles or just focus on one? Did they summarize the entire paper, or did they just focus on a couple of experiments? Answers to these
points require you to read the primary research article.
Summarize what the primary research article reported. What was the hypothesis or thesis? What did they find? Did they interpret the data correctly? Why is it important?
Determine whether the media article accurately represented the findings presented in the research article. Did they distort the findings? Were they incorrect in their reporting? Did they leave anything out? Refer to our course materials, as applicable. Explain why you think the media article accurately
or inaccurately portrayed the findings of the primary literature.
Discuss how you might correct the media article, if any.
Include a references section where you provide links to both the media article and the primary research article
[JHH1]Research being reported on should be sociological and on topic for this class. (?)
[JHH2]Maybe say it should link to the article it is referring to, which should be published in a peer-reviewed journal? This would cut down on students mis-identifying what is actual research since a link usually suggests some legitimacy, but also helps them identify the original work.

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