The assignment aims to expose students to the wide range topics covered by children’s social, emotional and cognitive development research, and the methodologies that are utilized in implementing these studies.

ANALYTICAL CRITIQUE OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH

Objective       :

The assignment aims to expose students to the wide range topics covered by children’s social, emotional and cognitive development research, and the methodologies that are utilized in implementing these studies. Students acquire skills of critical thinking, journal articles reviewing and analytical critiquing.

Task                :

Students are required to choose one children’s social, emotional and cognitive aspect of interest and find two empirical journal articles related to the chosen aspect. Your chosen articles should focus on the same aspect, which you could review and make comparison. Write an analytic critique on these articles. Your report may include the following discussion:

  1. What is the social, emotional and cognitive aspect of development focused in the articles?
  2. What is the objective of the study?
  3. What is the theory which guided the studies?
  4. How the data collection was conducted?
  5. What is the result of the study?
  6. What is your major conclusion?
  7. What is the implication you could draw from these two studies?
  8. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the studies?
  9. In what way (if any) does the information in one text strengthen or weaker the argument of others?

Outline           :

Introduction

  • What is social, emotional and cognitive development?
  • Explain the aspect of social, emotional and cognitive development you chose

Discussion

  • Critical analysis of the two empirical studies in terms of objective, methods, results, and conclusion
  • Critique the two studies by discussing the similarities and discrepancies

Conclusion

  • Reflection on the analytical critique

References

  • Based on APA 6th referencing style

Appendix

  • The two journal articles

Assessment    :  The marks allocated for each component are as below:

Written report (10%)

Introduction       – 1 marks

Discussion         – 6 marks

Conclusion        – 1 mark

References         – 1 mark

Structure            – 1 mark

Format           :

Font size     – 12

Font style    – Times New Roman

Paragraph    – Double spacing

Alignment   – Justify

Originality & Plagiarism     :

Plagiarism of any kind will result in ZERO mark. Students are required to submit report to Turnitin for originality checking. The accepted of similarity is 20% and below

Instruction Files

TheEffectivenessofArtTherapyforTeachingSocialSkillstoChildrenWithAutismSpectrumDisorder.pdf

 

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