Media Critique Assignment: Thinking like a scientist about media reports on psychology of the family
Stage 1: Gathering your sources -- (Due by 10 p.m. eastern time on September 3)
1.Find a media report on a recent scientific finding that claims to be reporting on a recent publication of a research finding within psychology of the family. Some good sources include:
2. Find the published scholarly article that the media report featured.
Note: this is not always easy since media reports rarely give full citations. Sometimes (rarely) there is a link to the article. If not, you may have to do a little detective work, using your best library search skills. At this point, just find the article. Do not read it yet.
You can look up individual journals in ejournals@Emory.
You can also search for the article in databases. A few to try are:
3. Fill in the details on a form we will provide to you, on which you will provide:
a. The media headline
b. The internet link - the URL - to the media report
c. The full citation of the published scientific paper (APA Style)
d. A pdf of the article
To add a "Find It @ Emory" button that links to Emory Libraries resources in Google Scholar:
Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.