Select a Journal Article related to the Homeland Security topic of Domestic Terrorism in the United States from the online library

Journal Article Critique

Select a Journal Article related to the Homeland Security topic of Domestic Terrorism in the United States from the online library. A recommendation is to select a topic that you will cover for your final paper. This paper should meet APA standards. The paper should be at least 6-pages in length, along with reference page. See Grading rubric below for a further breakdown of what is expected.

Writing 20% • Paper meets APA/Graduate School standards. • Paper is organized; each paragraph flows logically into the next paragraph. • Appropriate terminology it used; writing is clear and concise. • Proper spelling and grammar is used; sentences are properly constructed.

Content 80% • Appropriate article selection (scholarly and/or empirical); recent (last ten years). • Brief overview of the article is provided; the thesis of the article is clearly stated. • A description of the research problem is provided. • Research methods used to study the problem are discussed and critiqued in detail. • The authors’ conclusions and recommendations are provided. • Contributions to the literature are discussed in detail along with a brief discussion of conclusions/recommendations.

The critique addresses the following questions: • What methods did the author use to investigate the topic? • Were the appropriate methods used? • Did the author’s approach to supporting the thesis make sense? • Did the author employ the methods correctly? • Did you discover any errors in the way the research was conducted?

Suggested Subtitles: • Overview • Description of the Research Problem • Research Methodology • Contributions to the Literature • Critique of the Article

Academic Journal Article Critique General Guidelines

Page criteria: Maximum 6 pages double-spaced.

Writing 20%
• Paper meets APA/Graduate School standards.
• Paper is organized; each paragraph flows logically into the next paragraph.
• Appropriate terminology it used; writing is clear and concise.
• Proper spelling and grammar is used; sentences are properly constructed.

Content 80%
• Appropriate article selection (scholarly and/or empirical); recent (last ten years).
• Brief overview of the article is provided; the thesis of the article is clearly stated.
• A description of the research problem is provided.
• Research methods used to study the problem are discussed and critiqued in detail.
• The authors’ conclusions and recommendations are provided.
• Contributions to the literature are discussed in detail along with a brief discussion of conclusions/recommendations.

The critique addresses the following questions:
• What methods did the author use to investigate the topic?
• Were the appropriate methods used?
• Did the author’s approach to supporting the thesis make sense?
• Did the author employ the methods correctly?
• Did you discover any errors in the way the research was conducted?

Suggested Subtitles:
• Overview
• Description of the Research Problem
• Research Methodology
• Contributions to the Literature
• Critique of the Article

Grading Rubric for

Grading Criteria Points Possible Points Earned
Writing/format/article selection 20  
Overview/thesis 10  
Discussion of research problem 10  
Discussion of research methodology 10  
Contribution to the literature/conclusions 10  
Critique of article 40  
Total 100  

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