For Task #1, you will write critiques of five research articles related to a topic of interest to you (worth 20 points).
This task and rubric were originally designed by Dr. Mary Ann Fitzgerald and Dr. Janette Hill.
research literature is an important skill regardless of whether you
plan to be a researcher yourself or someone who primarily applies the
research findings of others.
related to a research problem is an essential step in the research
planning process; it not only informs you about the current research
completed by others in this area, but also helps guide the design of
your own study.
you are not going to do research yourself, you still need to be able to
apply the research others do. Thus, becoming a critical consumer of
research is essential. It helps you to determine when and how you can
apply research results in ways that are most
useful. This, in turn, can help you become a more
For this task,
you will prepare
1-2 page critiques of five research articles related to your research
topic. The articles you review can come from any journal (print
or online) as long as it is a refereed publication. A list of
journals in the field of instructional technology can be found
Note that some are refereed and some are not. Your articles must
come from refereed sources. You may find
articles in journals that are not on this list as long as they are
will be worth 4 points for a total of 20
points. Here is a sample of a good literature review from the
Fall 2003 EDIT 6900 class: Mary Miller's
Review. This task will be due on September 28, 2004. Please
submit your literature review as a MS Word document to Professor Reeves.