PLEASE REFERENCE TEXTBOOK ONCE Berk, L.E. (2012). Infants and Children: Prenatal through Middle Childhood (7th ed.). Pearson
For this paper, you will conduct a literature review to find out what other researchers have learned about child language development. You will need to start with a research question, e.g., Do infants in daycare have a larger vocabulary than infants at home?
In this assignment you are expected to find 3 peer-reviewed journal articles on language development, read each of the articles, and provide a summary of 1 article and an explanation for why you chose the other two articles. Try to use relatively current research articles (published since 1990).
You can use your textbook to help locate articles that are relevant to your research topic. If, for example, you are investigating child-directed speech (CDS), reading page 245 in your textbook would be a good place to start. You can then look for articles that your textbook cites (e.g., O’Neill et al., 2005). Use the Reference section (R-1) in the back of your textbook to locate more information about that article.
You can also use PsycINFO to search for articles using keywords or author names. Full text articles are available on PsycInfo (please download .pdf files of these articles and attach them to your assignment). You should be able to locate and access most articles through the UNLV Library Website for free. Do not pay for these articles. If you have problems with the library website, please contact a librarian for assistance.
Please note: When retrieving articles, make sure that you can access the full text of the articles (typically by clicking on GetText or Link to Full Text).
For one of your articles write a summary that includes the following components:
Purpose of Study and Hypotheses (Why did they do this study? What did they expect to find?)
Participant Information (Who was in the study?)
Brief overview of Procedure (What did they do?)
Study Findings/Implications (What were the main findings from this study and why are the findings important?)
Relevance of Article to Research Question (How can you use this article to direct an evaluation of children’s media?) For example, if you are investigating child-directed speech, is there a beneficial style of language you would look for in a children’s book based on the findings from your research article?
For the other 2 articles, answer the following questions: 1) How did you find this article? 2) How do the findings of the article expand on or differ from the other articles you read? and 3) How is this article relevant to your research question?
Cite the full reference of the three articles using APA style. Please refer to the APA website (http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.) for a tutorial on how to correctly reference articles.
What you Need to Do
Search for and read three articles related to language development. Summarize the three articles as requested using the paper assignment 1 template.
What you Need to Turn In
-Attach .pdf files of all 3 of the articles you retrieved to the assignment.
-*One* document (.rtf, .doc, or .docx) containing the article summaries that is formatted as per the paper assignment 1 template. Be sure to include an APA formatted reference for each article.