Family Communication: Exploring the Dynamics of Listening with Mobile Devices
IMPORTANT!!!!! FOLLOW THIS ABSTRACT TEMPLATE WHEN WRITING UP YOUR ASSIGNMENT.
TEMPLATE: JOURNAL ABSTRACT ASSIGNMENT
TITLE OF THE ARTICLE:
AUTHORS OF THE ARTICLE:
JOURNAL NAME AND DATE OF THE ARTICLE:
PROBLEM: WHAT ARE THE AUTHOR(S) INVESTIGATING IN THIS ARTICLE:
In this section of the abstract, you will give a little background on the listening topic being investigated, what and why the authors feel this is a topic to pursue experimentally, and how was the topic introduced in this article. This should be at least one or two paragraphs long.
HOW WILL THIS STUDY ADDRESS THE PROBLEM:
In this section, you will explain how the authors will go about investigating this listening topic, any theories they may use to explain or justify their experimental approach, if they are extending other authors’ work, the phases of the experiment, and so forth. How will the author(s) go about addressing the problem at hand. This section should be one or two paragraphs long.
RESEARCH QUESTIONS OR HYPOTHESIS:
Sometimes the research question is clearly stated, sometimes there are multiple research questions or hypotheses, and sometimes, the authors just ask one big question to drive their research. Please write this section verbatim from the article so as to not paraphrase the author(s) actual research questions/hypotheses. This section may be anywhere from one to multiple research questions/hypotheses.
PROCEDURES AND/OR METHODS SECTION:
SUBJECTS USED IN THIS STUDY:
WHERE DID THE STUDY TAKE PLACE:
HOW WAS THE DATA COLLECTED, MEASURED, OR STUDIED:
This section may have different answers from article to article. Sometimes the data is collected via self-report surveys, phone surveys, video’s, interviews, sometimes in multiple phases, etc.. Regardless of whatever your article’s data collection style is implemented, please explain in detail how the subjects’ data was collected, measured and studied. This section will be at least one or two paragraphs long.
RESULTS OF THE STUDY:
This section will discuss the results of the study. What did the data find? Were the research question(s)/hypotheses answered? Did other findings emerge from the data and the subjects? What did the results suggest? What were the overall findings? This section will be at least one or two paragraphs to be able to fully discuss the findings of the experiment.
WHAT DID THE AUTHORS CONCLUDE:
In this section you will discuss the conclusions and discussions based on the author(s) of the article and study. What did they learn from their study? What future work can be done in this area based on their findings? What were some of the limitations of their study? This section should be at least one to two paragraphs long.
WHAT DID YOU PERSONALLY CONCLUDE FROM THIS ARTICLE/STUDY?
In this section, I want your PERSONAL reflections and conclusions about the article. You may use first person in this section. Did you find it interesting, why or why not? What did you learn that about listening that you did not know before? How would you have approached this study differently? Where do you think we can take this research in the future? Please try to think critically and yet I am very interested in your personal opinion on this article, topic, and study. This should also be one to two paragraphs long.