writing analayzing paper about the article :
Pretty in pink: The early development
of gender-stereotyped colour preferences
Vanessa LoBue1 and Judy S. DeLoache
and also from the book of " developmental psychology childhood and adolescence" by David [login to view URL] and Katherine Kipp.
Empirical articles typically have four parts: 1) an introduction that summarizes important background information, 2) a methods section that tells you how the research was done, 3) a results section that describes the statistical analyses that were conducted on the data and 4) a discussion section that discusses and draws conclusions from the results. Thus, when reading these articles, or any empirical psychology article, there are four things you should pay attention to:
1) the researcher’s goals in conducting the study
2) themethodology of the study
3) theresults that were obtained
4) the researcher’s conclusions
• What was the goal of the research?
• What were the important aspects of the procedure and design? What did the researcher measure and how did they measure it?
• What were the main findings?
• What did the researchers conclude?
The next thing you will do is to briefly summarize the article. When writing your summary, it is extremely important to remember that a good summary is NOT simply a string of phrases or sentences taken from the article.
Your paper must also include a critical analysis of the article. A critical analysis does not simply point out what might be wrong with the methodology, although that might be a part of it. A critical analysis should put the article in broader context and relate it to the main themes or issues discussed in this class. What follows is a set of general questions that you should consider as you read the article. An article might be quite good with respect to some of these questions, but have problems in other areas. Your critical analysis should not be merely a string of answers to these questions; these questions serve as a general guide to the kinds of issues you might want to [login to view URL] should think critically about the material you read and evaluate it in terms of relevant evidence.
• Is the rationale for the study clear, given the background literature? Do you agree with the author’s (or authors’) reasons for doing the study? Can you think of reasons not mentioned by the author?
• Can aspects of the methodology be criticized?
• Do the authors’ conclusions seem reasonable given the results? Why or why not?
• Do the authors’ conclusions reflect any theoretical biases? What might someone with a different theoretical perspective conclude about the results?
• Assume for a moment that the conclusions are correct.
• What does this article tell us about development? How does this article inform us about the main themes or issues in development? These themes were discussed in the first week of class and are described in the first chapter of the textbook.
• How does the article relate to other issues discussed in class and in the textbook?
• What implications does this article have for people (teachers, parents, or others who deal with children) in the “real world”?
Lastly, include a reference page listing the article that you chose and any additional references (the book or any other research articles) in APA format. You do not have to include any additional sources beyond the textbook and the article, however you can if you would like. (See the handout on citing sources). Online websites (e.g., Wikipedia, CNN, etc.)SHOULD NOT be used.
APA style. no more than 5 pages in length (including the reference page). The paper should be typed, double spaced, 1 inch margins, Times New Roman size 12 font. Pages should be numbered. Do not put extra spaces between sections.
Based on the paper content explained above, your paper should include the following:
1) Article summary (1 page)
2) Critical analysis of the article (2-3 pages)
3) Reference Page (1 page)