Peer- Reviewed Journal

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements


Your task is to design an investigation that would enlarge upon the conclusions of the study you have chosen (which is below). So you need to:
Read the article: Huskens, B., Palmen, A., van der Werff, M., Lourens, T., & Barakova, E. (2014). Improving collaborative play between children with autism spectrum disorders and their siblings: The effectiveness of a robot-mediated intervention based on Lego® Therapy. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-10. doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2326-0

Summarise  what was done and what was found?
1. look at the authors hypothesis, that is, what was predicted.
2. How did they carry this out? You need to look at their method section.
3. What results were found?
4. What did the researchers conclude?

Next you would need to:
Identify a question that arises from these findings (showing how you have arrived at this question and why you think it is important).
The above question indicates that you may need to look at their implications (for example, the criticisms of how the study could be improved, validity etc. Also please put in this section that there appears to be research gaps in this area (look at the implications) as with autism although interventions may help, it still does not cure the fact that they are still autistic. Furthermore, this would be a critical evaluation
You would then need to suggest how you would improve this study? Maybe can the research be extended to find significant results?

Next, Outline how you would carry out a further study to answer this question. In other words how would you extend this study? See below of what needs to be implemented in your investigation for improvement
Participants, Method and a comment on future research (these are the same as carrying out a research study, but with less detail).

This part of the coursework should be no more than 1,000 words long and has to be in formal APA style.

I will upload the article above and a power point to give you guidance!