It is important to be able to read, summarize, and evaluate empirical research. Empirical research articles are those that present new research findings. The paper must include a summary of the research article and your own critical evaluation discussing your reaction to the article, and suggestions for improvements and areas for future research.
The reference must be formatted in full APA style. The summaries should be IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Absolutely no quotes should be used. Remember, this is a summary; you should not be providing a lot of detail but rather synthesizing what the authors did.