Choose one of the two journal articles from Blackboard (PDFs for each article are uploaded) and write a 1500-word paper. Your choices of journal articles include:
Montoya, J. A., Wittenburg, D., & Martinez, V. (2016). Alcohol use among Hispanic college students along the US/Mexico border. The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse, 42(6), 707-714.
Wong, R. Y. M., & Hong, Y. Y. (2005). Dynamic influences of culture on cooperation in the prisoner’s dilemma. Psychological science, 16(6), 429-434.
For the final paper, you should address all of the following points and answer the questions listed below:
1. Summarize the paper (ALL questions must be answered)
o What were the hypotheses?
o What methods did the author(s) use?
o What were the results?
o What did the author(s) conclude?
2. Comment on the article’s theories/methods (TWO questions must be answered)
o Did the authors provide any alternative explanations and if so, what were they?
o Did you have any questions/comments about the methods that were used?
o What improvements to the methods would you recommend in order to exclude any possible confounding factors?
3. Come up with relevant new ideas that could be further explored (THREE questions must be answered)
o What could be further investigated along this line of research?
o Were there any variables that were excluded in the current study that could/should be included in the future?
o Would the study yield different results if it was conducted on a different population?
o Could a different method have been used in the current study? Would the alternative method yield different results?
Please answer the questions in your own words. Direct extraction of information from the journal article must be cited in proper APA format (you can use Purdue OWL online for instructions on how to do this; both in-text citations and reference page are required if you choose to include citations). If you do not do this, it will be considered plagiarism.
When writing this paper, you should try your best to describe the journal article you chose in your own words in order to indicate proper understanding of the article. Too much direct reference to the original paper (with minimal original wording) may lead to point deduction, as it is not from you and won’t be considered as your work.
You should specify which article you choose by putting the title of the article on top of your final paper. Your final paper must be written in 12-pt Times New Roman font and at least 1500 words (excluding title and references). There are no page limits, but you should make sure the word count is at least 1500 words. You will lose 30 points (15 points for font, 15 points for word count) if you do not do this.
Please submit your final paper through the appropriate folder/link on Blackboard. You will not be able to submit your final paper after 11:59pm on Sunday, April 29. It is your responsibility to make sure your final paper is completed and successfully turned in.
“journal article must be cited in proper APA format (you can use Purdue OWL online for instructions on how to do this; both in-text citations and reference page are required if you choose to include citations). If you do not do this, it will be considered plagiarism. ”