I’m working on a political science discussion question and need a sample draft to help me understand better.
1.Identify the 12 parts of the article that is attached to this post.
2.Electronically highlight the text and/or comment in margins of the page
3.Of the 12 parts, only one of them needs to be written out: ResearchDesign. The Research Design is how the author compares the effect of theexplanatory variable (X) on the outcome variable (O) in a group (G) orset of groups.
Journal Articles, especially in the field of political science, typically have twelve parts.
- The Title of an article appears on the first page of the article.The Title is brief, typically no more than 5-10 words, and identifiesfor the reader the subject of the article.
- The Main Point of an article is typically found in the Abstract. AnAbstract is a summary of the article which is located on the first page,after the Title. The main point may be in the Introduction of thearticle.
- The Question of an article is typically found in the Abstract. The question may be in the Introduction of the article as well.
- The Puzzle is a missing piece of knowledge that the article seeks to fulfill.
- The Debate is how scholars currently argue the subject of thearticle. Debates have at least two sides, and the two sides we are mostfamiliar with are “pro” and “con”. However, debates can be more complex.
- The Theory is how the author thinks something works. For example, wemay have a theory about how campaigns influence voters. Theoriesconsists of constants, variables, and the relationships betweenvariables.
- The Hypotheses are derived from the Theory. A hypothesis is theexpectation that one variable affects another variable in a specificway.
- The Research Design is how the author compares the effect of theexplanatory variable (X) on the outcome variable (O) in a group (G) orset of groups.
- The Empirical Analysis is the use of quantitative or qualitativeevidence to explore whether the hypothesized relationship between twovariables does indeed occur in the world.
- The Policy Implications are how the findings of the article shouldinfluence the behavior of individuals, groups, organizations, orgovernments.
- The Contribution to the Discipline is how the article helps fill the missing Puzzle piece
- Future Research offers suggestions for future research that build on the findings from the article.