When you have completed this course, you should be able to demonstrate the ability to write clearly and effectively, using professional and empirical sources of information about groups and group processes. As the first step in this direction, this reflection discussion asks you to evaluate two sources of information on
reference groups and depression. One is a primary source, and the other is a secondary source of information that summarizes the primary source. This discussion will help you understand the importance of choosing primary sources when they are available.
Evaluating Sources for Credibility ..
Next, use what you learned about credibility and primary and secondary sources to assess which version of the following articles is most appropriate for a junior/senior college-level assignment requiring scholarly, empirical sources:
Which article provides more details about the purpose of the study, the method, participants, and conclusion? Which version is authored by an expert on group processes? To evaluate expertise, you should Google information about the author. What are the credentials of the author? What kind of position does the author hold, and how might that affect their credibility? Which article was published in a peer-reviewed journal?
Your initial post should be at least 200 words, and you should provide a complete reference for each source you cited.
Reply to the posts of at least two classmates with replies of at least 150 words. Responses should be fully explained, with a complete reference for each source you cited.
Whenever you borrow content, you must cite your source. Be sure to cite and reference all assigned sources in each of your posts using APA style and be sure to use correct APA-style citations and references for all posts.
Be sure to cite and reference all assigned sources in each of your posts using APA style. Your initial post should be at least 200 words. All borrowed content should be cited. Be sure to use correct APA-style citations and references for all posts.