What did you learn from reading the introduction and the review of other studies within this article? Describe the findings of the study and comment on the authors’ interpretation of the findings.

Topic: Article Critique

Article: An Opportunity for Our Little Ones: Findings from an Evaluation of an Aboriginal Early Childhood Learning Centre in Central Australia BY Catriona Elek1,3 · Alison Gibberd3 · Lina Gubhaju3 · Jodi Lennox4 · Roxanne Highfold6 · Sharon Goldfeld1,5,7 · Sandra Eades

Utilize the criteria and questions below to organize your article critique using the boldface headings (APA style).

What did you learn from reading the introduction and the review of other studies within this article?
What justification did the authors give for their study? Based in prior research, where did they find a problem or a gap?

How was their study proposed to address the problem?

What are their research questions? Are these questions consistent with the problem identified in their review of prior studies?

Briefly describe the design, procedure (including participants and roughly the steps the authors took & variables used to conduct the study.
Include the evaluation research designs described in our text. What kind of evaluation research do you think this is? Why?
Describe the findings of the study and comment on the authors’ interpretation of the findings (their conclusions).

Did the authors give any insight into the limitations of the study? Did they offer any suggestions for future research?
Did the authors make any assumptions? Were they justified?

Explain factors that may affect the reliability

or validity (were the measures reported to have validity based on prior studies’ usage of the measures?)

or generalizability (can you expect the results of this study to be the same for everyone else?)? In other words, do you feel that the study’s specific findings can be generalized to other populations? Why or why not?

c)  What questions do you have from reading this study? Do you have suggestions for further investigation?

What did you learn from reading the introduction and the review of other studies within this article? Describe the findings of the study and comment on the authors’ interpretation of the findings.