TOPIC: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL Health IN OLD PEOPLE Part 2: Academic Sources. I s
TOPIC: PHYSICAL AND MENTAL Health IN OLD PEOPLE Part 2: Academic Sources. I suggest using either the KU Library page - specifically the PsycINFO or PsycARTICLES databases to find your sources for this. If you aren't sure how to navigate this page, send me an email and I'll be happy to help. From that page, in the top left corner click the "P" in the Articles and Database tab. Use the PsycINFO or PsycARTICLES databases to find 4 peer-reviewed journal articles on your topic for your project. GoogleScholar would also be appropriate, but just be sure you don't pay for any sources - the library can get you a copy through Interlibrary Loan if its not accessible otherwise. Once in the database, search for your topic and peruse the results. Pick 4 articles to read. You'll want to get the Full Text article so that you have more than just the abstract to use. Here's a scenario of how you might find these articles. At first, you might search for "older adults and technology" and get over 2000 articles in the PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO databases. Make sure that you've narrowed the source type to "academic journals" and then that they are peer reviewed. You can also select full text (although all the articles in PsycARTICLES database will be full text but not in PsycINFO). The publication date and age choices can also help you start to narrow - maybe you choose articles published after 2000 for adults over 65 and now you have narrowed the list to 1000 articles roughly. If you then use the subject headings to narrow, you can get the overall list to around 100 fairly easily. You can start to read through the titles and see if there are ones that interest you. Once you pick the 4 you want to use, save them. There is also a "cite" button by the email/print/etc. buttons. Use this to help with APA format of citations. After each citation you'll need to write around 2 pages (if double spaced, 1 page if single-spaced) about EACH of your articles. This should include 2 parts (1) a summary of the findings of the article - give more information than is just in the abstract and do NOT copy/paste the abstract! Try to put the results in your own words. If you do quote anything (even from the abstract), make sure you put it in quotes and give credit to the authors. The results and discussion sections of the articles are what to focus on for this part. Then, you'll also need to include part (2) - a few paragraphs about how it relates to your topic and what you learned from the article You can also include in this second part how it relates to any of your non-academic sources if that's relevant. In terms of formatting, I'm not too particular. As long as you have the citation and then what you've written - but it can be single or double-spaced. I know you won't be experts about the statistics in the journal articles - but the words should tell you what the authors found in both the results and then reiterated in the discussion section. Multimedia Part 2 Rubric: (60 points, up to 15 for each of 4 sources) Source 1 __________ is it academic in nature? If so, is there a citation close to APA format? (4 pts) 4 point answers: source is academic and peer-reviewed in nature and APA format for citation is used. 3 point answers: source is academic, but maybe not peer-reviewed and APA format is incomplete or has multiple errors 2 point answers: source is either not academic in nature or citation is incomplete 1 point answers: source is not academic and citation is incomplete or just a website, for example. __________ is there a summary of the findings of the article? (6 points) 6 point answers: consider theory, hypotheses, results, and implications or article 5 point answers: do not fully consider 1 of the following: theory, hypotheses, results, and implications of the article 4 point answers do not fully consider 2 of the following: theory, hypotheses, results, and implications of the article 2 point answers: only rely on information included in the article abstract 1 point answers: only considers one of the following: theory, hypotheses, results, and implications of the article __________ do you relate it to your topic and what you learned from it? (5 points) 5 point answers: tie article findings to their topic and explain the “so what” question of why this research is important and how the student links it back to part 1 of the multimedia project 4 point answers: tie article findings to their topic and explain the “so what” question of why this research is important and how the student links it back to part 1 of the multimedia project but some information is not fully explained or some of the “so what” piece is missing from the report 3 point answers: either don’t link the topic back to information in part 1 or don’t explain what the student considers to be the take-home points of the article. 2 point answers: only tangentially relate the article to the topic or resources in part 1. **Standards repeat for each additional source Source 2 __________ is it academic in nature? If so, is there a citation close to APA format? (4 pts) __________ is there a summary of the findings of the article? (6 points) __________ do you relate it to your topic and what you learned from it? (5 points) Source 3 __________ is it academic in nature? If so, is there a citation close to APA format? (4 pts) __________ is there a summary of the findings of the article? (6 points) __________ do you relate it to your topic and what you learned from it? (5 points) Source 4 __________ is it academic in nature? If so, is there a citation close to APA format? (4 pts) __________ is there a summary of the findings of the article? (6 points) __________ do you relate it to your topic and what you learned from it? (5 points)

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