Research Discussion (Discussion Thread). In each unit students will locate, describe, apply, and discuss articles and

Research Discussion (Discussion Thread). In each unit students will locate, describe, apply, and discuss articles and research related to the chapter topic(s) being presented.  Students should focus on recent research (within the last 5 years) presented in journal articles. In other words, the students should focus on primary sources, not secondary sources. The sources/ articles selected should not be duplicated, so it is advised that students review the discussion thread before they post their topic responses.
ks to an external site.s to an external site.Each student will have a main response composed of three parts. 
The first part is a description of the research selection. While it may be tempting to post an article abstract, be sure to provide enough description that it will be clear to a person who does not have a copy of the selection in front of them.  This part gives you practice on writing descriptions/ summarizing information.
The second part is an application of the selection.  How can the information in the selection be applied to real-life problems/ situations?  Additionally, this part should have unanswered questions about the topics.  This part gives you practice making connections between research and applications, and critical thinking concerning the topic.
The third part is a citation for your source.  Please use APA formatting (7th edition).
*****Be sure to include details about the number of studies and how they were selected in your summary.