Critical Evaluation of articles

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Hi all,
I'm just wondering does anyone have any examples of what a good critical evaluation of an artical looks like - particularly Psychology related?Many thanks,Z
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Hi all,

Has anyone got an example of what a good critical evaluation of an article looks like?

Many thanks!
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Are you asking us to do your homework for you?
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No - I prefer to own my own credit - just curious as after 15 years returning to study would be keen to see an example of a good one
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It depends on what people who are marking you are looking for in a critical evaluation. Check with your tutors about what they expect. Ideally you want to talk about what the authors have set out to do, have they met their objectives, have they made reasonable conclusions, have they used appropriate methods and how does their work add to the literature.
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(Original post by ZLS77)
No - I prefer to own my own credit - just curious as after 15 years returning to study would be keen to see an example of a good one
good for you!

To add to the above:
does the evidence presented warrant the claims made?
does the author have any bias (e.g. employers, political influences) that might affect their conclusions?
was the article written for a particular audience (i.e. is it in a professional journal or a peer-reviewed journal) that might influence the findings they choose to present?

Also - have a look at the references cited in the article - has the author chosen quotes that reflect the reference, or have they 'cherry picked' a quote to support their own argument that might not be quite what the original author intended.
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