Essay on Review of Differences in Adolescent Bipoar

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PSYC101 Journal Article Review Assignment - Part 2
Article Analysis, Connection, and Reflection
Due: 11:55pm ET Sunday at the end of Week 6 of the 8-week course term
You may work on this assignment ahead of its deadline but may not submit it prior to Week 6.
Points Possible: 140
OVERVIEW: For Part I of this two-part assignment you identified and summarized elements of a published scholarly article selected from the classroom Resources Folder. For Part 2, which is due by the end of Week 6, you will analyze, connect, and reflect on aspects of your selected article. Note that the words “succinct” and “thorough” repeat regularly in the instructions below. They will serve as reminders that this is a formal assignment and sentence
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The type of approach that the researchers in the article I chose was a case study which provides in depth information on individuals and promotes a good source of hypothesis.(Wade p.27) The issue I see with this type of study is in their choice of participants which only represented the Caucasian population. I would have used a correlational study because the whole point of the research was to compare and contrast bipolar disorder in adolescence. According to Wade on page 28, the down side to this would be in how this type of study doesn’t permit identification of cause and effect. This is okay with me because the subjects are being compared so the cause isn’t all that important.

2. Write a succinct and thorough paragraph in the space below describing a research method other than the one noted in your selected article that the article author(s) could have used to conduct the same study and explain why it would be suitable as an alternative method. NOTE: The alternative research method you select must be suited for the article’s study so you will want to review the assigned course readings on the various types of methods. Include in the body of your writing appropriately placed and formatted source citations for both the article and the course textbook. Another alternative method to comparing the effects of bipolar in