Article Dissection: The goal of this exercise is to develop your skills for taking apart a research article. Select a research article published in a peer reviewed social science journal in the past 10 years. Prepare a smartly written report of no more than three pages, single-spaced, that attends to each of the following elements:
(a) Main argument, truth-claim, or thesis of the article;
(b) Key concept(s) in the article and how they are defined;
(c) Quality of evidence and support for the contentions in the article;
(d) Critique and verification of a crucial or “suspicious” claim in the article; and (e) Your creative and effective writing. Use other sources to challenge the numbers and data provided in the article either to prove it or deny it.
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