Online learning and research presents many challenges, just the same as traditional learning.
Topic: Week 3 assignment
In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.
—Neil Armstrong, astronaut
Online learning and research presents many challenges, just the same as traditional learning. These challenges include finding reliable, current, and legitimate scholarly resources. You may already have favorite online resources and databases that you use or have found useful in the past. As you begin your program of study, you will identify many resources you may rely on for current peer-reviewed information.
For this Assignment, review your Learning Resources, then research and locate one peer-reviewed article in the Walden Library. This may include a resource identified in this course and accessed through the Walden Library, as well as one not mentioned in this course.
The topic of your article should be an issue that is important to you and related to your health field.
The Assignment (2 pages)
Explain the process of finding your article and how you determined it was peer-reviewed.
Summarize the article and its findings.
Explain how this article expands your knowledge of an important issue related to your field of study.
Expand on your insights utilizing the Learning Resources.
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Chapter 1, “Writing for the Behavioral and Social Sciences” (pp. 9–20)
Chapter 6, “Crediting Sources” (pp. 169–192)
Walden University Course Guides. (n.d.-a). Foundations—Library resources: Identifying & evaluating online resources. Retrieved February 20, 2015, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/foundationscoursedocs/IdentifyingEvaluating
Walden University Course Guides. (n.d.-b). Foundations—Library resources: Introduction to the Walden University Library. Retrieved February 20, 2015, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/foundationscoursedocs/IntroToTheWaldenLibrary
Walden University Library. (n.d.). Peer review: General information. Retrieved February 20, 2015, from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/peer-review
Walden University Writing Center. (2012). APA style: Overview. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/home
Laureate Education (Producer). (2012a). Effective online communication: Scholarly writing in online discussions [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 5 minutes.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2011). Introduction to the library research databases: PUBH 8005 foundations of graduate study [Multimedia file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: Although the media references PUBH 8005, it was also developed for DDHA 8003A/HLTH 8003A/PUBH 8003A: Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health.