For this assignment, choose a peer-reviewed article to critique. Use the databases within the CSU Online Library, or use another source that contains peer-reviewed articles. The purpose of this assignment is for you to practice reviewing articles that contribute to the industry. The authors of these articles are researchers and professionals who have shared or experimented with ideas that demonstrate potential to improve the industry. As a professional in the industry, it is in your best interest to review the literature and trends. This provides you with the opportunity to read about what was successful and how it was accomplished. Plus, it allows you to analyze what was unsuccessful, how you can improve it, or at least how you can avoid repeating the mistakes of others. Use these skills to contribute to research reports and other scholarly writing. If you have not already, hopefully, you will contribute to the industry by publishing an article and sharing with your community of peers.
As you read the article you choose for this assignment, consider the following questions: How could the topic of this article apply to your personal or professional life as a firefighter? How could it apply to an organization you have observed?
The article you choose must meet the following requirements:
Be peer reviewed
Be related to your research report if possible ((Firefighters at risk for cancer))
Be at least eight pages in length
The writing you submit must meet the following requirements:
Be at least 3 pages of body and a reference page
Identify the main topic/question
Critique the article and share your thoughts—what appears to be valid and invalid?
Do you agree with the author’s assertions? Why, or why not?
Format your Article Critique using APA style. Use your own words, and include citations and references as needed to avoid plagiarism.