Article Analysis Paper

Article Analysis Paper: You will analyze a journal article of your choice pertaining to the

current issues and trends in healthcare, including public policy, access, and

reimbursement issues.

An article analysis represents your ability to synthesize information into a summary of

the author(s)’ description of the purpose, overall findings, and supporting evidence.

The article analysis should be at least three typewritten pages (double spaced, not

including the cover page), utilizing the following directions for a total of 50 points:

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• Cover page: Your paper should begin with a cover page properly formatted in APA

7th edition (see student paper example in the APA publication manual). (5 points)

• The body of the paper should include the following information under each of the

following headings:

o Introduction: This section must include a statement of the purpose of the article

and should be one paragraph in length. (10 points)

o Methodology/Summary: Well-written articles have a section indicating the

methods used for data collection or, in the case of a theoretical article, a

description of how the author’s line of reasoning was developed. This should be

one to three paragraphs, depending on the length of the article. (10 points)

o Results/Conclusions: Well-written articles provide results or draw conclusions.

Summarize the major points made by the author(s). This section should be one to

two paragraphs in length. (10 points)

o Critique/Reflection: Provide a conclusion with your opinion of the article (i.e.,

was the purpose achieved, was the data collected appropriately, and conclusions

properly drawn from the data?) This section should be one to two paragraphs in

length. (10 points)

• Discuss the meaning or implication of the results of the study that the article

is about. This is where you offer your opinion on the article. Discuss any flaws

with the article, how you think it could have been better, and what you think

it all means.

• Discuss how the author could expand on the results, what the information

means in the big picture, what future research should focus on or how future

research could move the topic forward.

 Discuss how knowledge in the area

could be expanded.