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Lin Article Critique
Liberty University Online
November 5, 2011
The article entitled, A novel social situation and loneliness, contained information about research conducted on the study of teenagers and how it is related to loneliness. The study included a brief summary, an introduction, a hypothesis, purpose, methods, measure, procedure for conducting the research, the results of the study, and a discussion of the information contained in the study. The introduction of the article defines the definition of loneliness and provides a general overall of what is being studied. The purpose of the article “was to compare the loneliness individuals report prior to and after performing a task within a group or isolation” (Getz, 2000, pg. 948). The article also lists a clear hypothesis that states that individuals that had an individual task within the group will be less lonely than prior to performing the task. The methods of the research included information on how the study will be conducted. Within the methods, 31 students were going to be studied: 14 students would work on a task alone and the 17 other students will work on task with three or four people. The UCLA loneliness scale was used to measure the study. The article also lists the procedure for which the study was to be conducted. In addition to listing the procedures for the study, the author listed the results of the study that basically showed that there “was no significant difference between the pretask scores in the Alone vs. Group Condition” (Getz, 2000, pg. 950).
Critique of Title
When looking at the title of the article the title of there is insufficiently specific, and to rate the title of the article I was rate it as a 2. The reason for the low rating is because the article cannot be differentiated from other research. If completing research on this article it will be hard to determined...