Each summary will consist of the following four sections. Include these as section headings.

Each summary will consist of the following four sections. Include these as section headings.

(1) Author(s), publication date, and title of reading.

(2) Research questions or objectives that guide the paper; page number(s) on which you found this information.

In your own words, in a few sentences, explain what the authors are asking or trying to find out in this research study.

(3) Data and analysis for this study; page number(s) on which you found this information.

Identify the three most important types of data that the authors used to answer their research questions. (It is possible that the authors may use fewer than three types of data.)

For each type of data you identify, provide the following information:

(a) Content/description of the data. What are the data about?

(b) Form of the data. Is the data quantitative or qualitative? In the form of numbers, words, images, sounds…? Is it primary or secondary data?

(c) Data collection method. How did the researcher gather or find the data?

(d) Data source. From whom or what did the researcher collect the data?

(e) Analytic methods. How did the authors analyze the data?

(4) Major findings made by this study; page number(s) on which you found this information.

In your own words, what are the two or three most important findings the researchers made in this study? Summarize key findings that the researchers made in response to the questions/objectives you identified above in (2). One to three sentences per point is sufficient.


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