MPIRICAL ARTICLE ANALYSIS:First time mothers and fathers transition to parenthood: infant care self-efficacy, parenting satisfaction and infant sex
First time mothers and fathers transition to parenthood: infant care self-efficacy, parenting satisfaction and infant sex
by: diane brage Hudson, susan m. elek, and Margaret ofe fleck, university of Nebraska medical center college of nursing, Lincoln, Nebraska, usa Your Name Date
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The background will tell you about past research that has been done on the topic. Summarize the past research. (A good paragraph or two.) This comes from the Introduction of the paper, which is the first part of the paper after the Abstract and before the Method section.
Purpose and Hypothesis
The purpose sums up the studyas purpose or goals; be sure to include all 4 hypotheses. Both of these come from the Introduction of the paper, which is the first part of the paper after the Abstract and before the Method section.
a. Participant (Who participated in the study? Give a brief description of themnumbers, age, sex, etc.)
b. Measure (What instruments were usedsurveys, computer games, etc; Give a brief description of each instrument)
c. Procedure (What did the participants do? Briefly describe)
Take this information from the Results section and not the Discussion section or the Abstract; be sure to include some statistical information.
This explains how the study is useful in a broader sense. It is not a rehash of the results. This will come from the end of the Discussion section OR you might need to critically think of how the study might be useful.
a. What is one strength of this research? Describe it and tell me why you consider it a strength.
b. What is one weakness of this research? Describe it and tell me why you consider it a weakness.
Details for writing the paper:
Use double spacing, 12 Times New Roman; 1a? margins;
This assignment needs to be at least 500 words;
Use the exact headings above;
Write in complete sentences and use correct English and grammar;
No quotes are allowed; summarize and paraphrase.