How digital technological devices influences childrens development
Thesis Statement: Although playing with iPad, Computer or any other digital technological devices has been associated with health risks; it can in fact help and develop many aspects of childreni??s learning skills, especially problem solving skills, executive function skills, hand-eye coordination, and cognitive development.
When judging if an article is research or not, you will look to see if they are looking at a specific group of participants, gathering data, and drawing conclusions from what they observe. *You should be discussing the research in your paper, not the literature review that is usually at the beginning of the article.*
1) Introduction and Background Information: 2 Pages. Statement of the i??problemi?? or topic you have chosen to explore in your reading of the ten articles. This is the area where you present your thesis and outline how you plan to defend it. You then should present any background information about this topic, such as defining relevant terms or giving a quick discussion of relevant research not directly related to your thesis (i.e. if you are arguing that television viewing is dangerous for childreni??s social development, then you may wish to give background information about how television-watching trends have grown in recent years, or how television consumption has shown to have drawbacks for physical development, as well).
2) Review of the Literature: 6 pages This part forms the bulk of your paper. Your literature review will be how you defend your thesis. You need to not only explain the 10 articles you read, but to show how the evidence they provide helps to prove your argument. This will require you to be specific in your interpretations. You are also encouraged to find articles that might contradict your thesis. This will enable you to analyze all sides of your argument. When writing, you do not need to discuss each research study in isolation. You should point out areas where the research overlaps or conflicts and present the studies in an integrated manner.
3) Conclusion/ Directions for Future Practice/Directions for Future Research: 2 pages This is a great way to quickly review what a fantastic argument you have made. You can once again present the evidence in a condensed paragraph where you show that your argument was correct. Then you should take that conclusion and think about the theoretical and practical implications for the field of early childhood/early childhood education? How might this be applied to future teaching practices in the field? Additionally, think about some of the places where you need more information to see if your argument is really correct. Based on the research you have read, what would you suggest for future research in order to understand this problem/topic better? Remember, although this is a re-hashing of your Research Review, you still must cite all of the information you are discussing in order to comply with APA guidelines.
Ill attach the ten articles that you need for this research paper, and Ill attach an example paper for you. This paper is a useful example of how you can structure a thesis-driven argument. The intro presents a helpful discussion of the issue at hand, and the structure of the research review shows how to present individual parts to a comprehensive argument. This paper was written before the recent APA updates, so you should use it as a helpful reference, not as a definitive guide on how your final paper should look.