Research paper

Purpose:Our field is rich with misinformation. You can Google any topic on fitness, wellness, or nutrition and find thousands of websites. There are equally as many scientific publications, many with conflicting information. As a student and a future graduate, you will have to be able to sift through this information and come to a conclusion. The ability to critically read, analyze, and accurately utilize or report your findings is an extremely important in any field related to the science of human movement.

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize you with finding, reading, interpreting, and communicating your findings from research articles on a topic you find interesting. You will report your findings in a scholarly voice and then in terms a layman, or a person without a background in Kinesiology, can understand and use.

Skills: One of the most valuable skills you will gain from this exercise is the ability to find, read, interpret, and communicate findings from up-to-date, peer-reviewed scientific research. The more research articles you critically read the easier it gets. This is a tool you will need in order to make the best use of your education.

You will also begin the process of learning to report scientific findings in terms your future patients/clients will understand. This, too, takes practice.

Knowledge: Choose a topic you truly want to know more about. Use this assignment to give you some expertise on the subject. I encourage you to take charge of your education and use every opportunity to support your goals. Remember, knowledge is power.

Task: Write a 4 page minimum, 1” margins, double-space, paper, with proper APA in-text citations and a reference page, reviewing 2 research articles (same topic) on the effects of activity or inactivity on health, mental health, or wellness or any topic covered in KIN250. YOU MUST ALSO UPLOAD THE 2 JOURNAL ARTICLES YOU USED AND CITED.

For full points, include:

The problem being studied
The hypothesis
The experiment design
The results
The conclusions
Limitations of the studies
What the authors suggests for future research
After you have reviewed the 2 articles, write a paragraph or section that explains the article’s findings in laymen’s terms – like you would explain it to a friend or patient/client. Include at least two facts or statistics from the research papers in each laymen’s terms explanation.

Your paper should be formatted in the following manner:

Introductory paragraph

Name of article 1:

Clearly report the require elements in third person using appropriate paragraph formatting.

The problem being studied
The hypothesis
The experiment design
The results
The conclusions
Limitations of the studies
Layman’s terms – This section can be written in 1st/2nd person.

Introductory paragraph

Name of article 2:

Clearly report the require elements in third person using appropriate paragraph formatting.

The problem being studied
The hypothesis
The experiment design
The results
The conclusions
Limitations of the studies
Layman’s terms- This section can be written in 1st/2nd person.

Conclusion

Reference page

Save your paper with the your last name and A2 (ex: Jalene_A2) as the file name.

Save the .pdf files of the research articles your used for your assignment with the last name of the first author as the file name. You must turn in the full article, not just a link or an abstract. Be sure to find articles from the Library website that can be downloaded as full text. If you find a paper that you really want but must be requested through an ILLiad account, you will likely receive the article within a few days.

Criteria for Success:

The rubric for this assignment is attached.

Additional Links

Library Link

Welcome to the Health Sciences Library Guide

OWL Purdue APA Guidelines

APA video on YouTube

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Research paper

Purpose:Our field is rich with misinformation. You can Google any topic on fitness, wellness, or nutrition and find thousands of websites. There are equally as many scientific publications, many with conflicting information. As a student and a future graduate, you will have to be able to sift through this information and come to a conclusion. The ability to critically read, analyze, and accurately utilize or report your findings is an extremely important in any field related to the science of human movement.

The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize you with finding, reading, interpreting, and communicating your findings from research articles on a topic you find interesting. You will report your findings in a scholarly voice and then in terms a layman, or a person without a background in Kinesiology, can understand and use.

Skills: One of the most valuable skills you will gain from this exercise is the ability to find, read, interpret, and communicate findings from up-to-date, peer-reviewed scientific research. The more research articles you critically read the easier it gets. This is a tool you will need in order to make the best use of your education.

You will also begin the process of learning to report scientific findings in terms your future patients/clients will understand. This, too, takes practice.

Knowledge: Choose a topic you truly want to know more about. Use this assignment to give you some expertise on the subject. I encourage you to take charge of your education and use every opportunity to support your goals. Remember, knowledge is power.

Task: Write a 4 page minimum, 1” margins, double-space, paper, with proper APA in-text citations and a reference page, reviewing 2 research articles (same topic) on the effects of activity or inactivity on health, mental health, or wellness or any topic covered in KIN250. YOU MUST ALSO UPLOAD THE 2 JOURNAL ARTICLES YOU USED AND CITED.

For full points, include:

The problem being studied
The hypothesis
The experiment design
The results
The conclusions
Limitations of the studies
What the authors suggests for future research
After you have reviewed the 2 articles, write a paragraph or section that explains the article’s findings in laymen’s terms – like you would explain it to a friend or patient/client. Include at least two facts or statistics from the research papers in each laymen’s terms explanation.

Your paper should be formatted in the following manner:

Introductory paragraph

Name of article 1:

Clearly report the require elements in third person using appropriate paragraph formatting.

The problem being studied
The hypothesis
The experiment design
The results
The conclusions
Limitations of the studies
Layman’s terms – This section can be written in 1st/2nd person.

Introductory paragraph

Name of article 2:

Clearly report the require elements in third person using appropriate paragraph formatting.

The problem being studied
The hypothesis
The experiment design
The results
The conclusions
Limitations of the studies
Layman’s terms- This section can be written in 1st/2nd person.

Conclusion

Reference page

Save your paper with the your last name and A2 (ex: Jalene_A2) as the file name.

Save the .pdf files of the research articles your used for your assignment with the last name of the first author as the file name. You must turn in the full article, not just a link or an abstract. Be sure to find articles from the Library website that can be downloaded as full text. If you find a paper that you really want but must be requested through an ILLiad account, you will likely receive the article within a few days.

Criteria for Success:

The rubric for this assignment is attached.

Additional Links

Library Link

Welcome to the Health Sciences Library Guide

OWL Purdue APA Guidelines

APA video on YouTube

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *