The Immediate Effects of Manual Massage of Forearm on Power-Grip Strength and Endurance in Healthy Young Men
• You will be given time to research an article and your critique must be done on this article. Follow the handout titled, “How to critique a research article.”
• Your paper should be between 1500 and 2500 words.
• You will lose 5% per day that you are late
• A critique is a summary as well as a detailed description of how well it was written. I want to know your specific thoughts on each area you critique. I want to know WHY you think something is good or bad, or WHY you think something could be better or worse, and specifically what could be done to make the article or the study better. DO NOT simply summarize and describe your chosen study’s methods and findings. You are tasked with critiquing a study, not summarizing it.
Abstract – (5 marks) Was everything in the abstract that should have been there? What could have made it better?
Introduction: (15 marks) You need to know what is known, and what gaps there are in the research. Be sure to do the research and check this yourself.
Sampling: (finding their subjects) (10 marks) Was their sampling methods adequate for you? Why or why not? What would have made it better?
Methods: (10 marks)
Results: (10 marks)
Discussion: (15 marks)
Conclusion: (10 marks)
Reference list: (10 marks)
Your conclusion: (15 marks) Does this article have clinical significance? Will it change the way you practice? Did it influence you as a health care professional? Why or why not?