Throughout this course you have completed a step-by-step critique of two research studies. Now is the time for you to apply this process to the critique of another research study as your Final Project.
Karimi, H., Dolatshahee, B., Momeni, K., Khodabakhshi, A., Rezaei, M., & Kamrani, A.A. (2010). Effectiveness of integrative and instrumental reminiscence therapies on depression symptoms reduction in institutionalized older adults: An empirical study. Aging and Mental Health 14(7), 881-887.
Be sure to include these areas in your Final Project critique:
- Problem statement
- Research question/Purpose statement
- Literature review
- Theoretical framework
- Protection of participants
- Data collection/procedures/reliability and validity
- Data analysis
- Conclusion/Global Issues/Summary
The finished Assignment should be a 6-10 paged critical/evaluative paper, excluding the title page and references. The viewpoint and purpose of this Assignment should be clearly established and sustained.
Before finalizing your work, you should:
- be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above)
- consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary;
- utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors; and
- review APA formatting and citation information found in the KU Writing Center, online, or elsewhere in the course.
Your writing Assignment should:
- follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.);
- be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
- display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and
- use APA 6th edition format for organization, style, and crediting sources including:
- 12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font
- use of in-text citations
- title page and reference page
- use of headings (if applicable)
Submit the Unit 9 Final Project to the unit Dropbox before midnight on the last day of the unit.
When you are ready to submit your assignment, click the Dropbox tab and select this unit’s basket from the dropdown menu, then attach your file. Make sure to save a copy of the assignment you submit.