Always list the citation first (used this is article). Make sure it is written in APA style.
Used this is article: Keeping up with the digital age: How the American Red Cross uses social media to build relationships
Briones, R. L., Kuch, B., Liu, B. F., & Jin, Y. (2011). Keeping up with the digital age: How the American Red Cross uses social media to build relationships. Public relations review, 37(1), 37-43.
Summary of the research (Most of this info can be found in the abstract).
- What did the author(s) examine? Explain in one (1) sentence.
- What did author(s) expect to find?
- How did author(s) go about finding it?
- What did they conclude?
- Did the author(s) build on current theory in the field?
- Did they discuss this theory in the research article? If so, what theory did they discuss?
- Are there problems with the theory? Could they have used another theory?
- Did the author cite any peer-reviewed (from journals) sources? If so, how many?
- Did the author cite any periodicals (newspapers, magazines) as sources? If so, how many?
- Did the author cite any books as sources? If so, how many?
- Describe the methods and techniques used to collect data in this study. Would other research methods been appropriate for collecting data in this study? If so, explain.
- Could you replicate the study based on what you read concerning methodology?
- What might the author(s) have done better?
- Can you replicate this method and its procedures in your study? Explain
- Did the author use appropriate subheadings and sections headings? Explain your answer briefly.
- Did the author use APA style effectively? How many sections (Introduction, Methodology, etc.) does the paper have? Explain or describe.
- Could the author(s) respond favorably to “who cares?” and “so what?”
- Would you be inclined to pursue research in a related area? Why?
- What is an obvious research study that could be conducted as a follow-up to this study?