Article Critique

Article Critique: Select a peer reviewed article that is focused on one of the following  subject areas: (1) Port Security, (2) Vulnerability of the Maritime Transportation Security (MTS), (3) Vulnerability to world shipping, or (4) threats presented within the Maritime focused cyber spaced.  There is NO NEED to clear the article with me in advance….you are in grad school so I will treat you as such. 
The critique should be written as double spaced, typewritten essay, 3-5 pages in length not including the cover and references. Submit the assignment AS A NARRATIVE in APA format. What this means is use the questions below to GUIDE the development of your work. This is NOT short Q&A. The most important aspect of this work is your ANALYSIS. How you compare and contrast. 
Article name and author 
Is there a research question that it clearly stated or implied? If so what is it? Do you believe it is academically rigorous?
Is there a hypothesis or thesis or central argument that is clearly stated or implied? If so, what is it? 
Does the Author answer the “So What?”   Were you convinced that the study was worth doing? 
Is the study unique in any way? This is YOUR analysis supported by references
What are the main points of the article? 
What kind of literature review is provided and/or what sources are cited? How well does it fulfill that purpose? 
How well does the Author explain their method of collecting and analyzing data? Could you replicate the study based upon the article before you? 
Is there any discussion of variables? Is so, how? Does the Author look at alternative points of view? 
Do the studies findings support the authors Goals or Thesis? How valid are they? 
Does the conclusion follow from the evidence provided? Are you persuaded by it? Why or Why Not? 
Does the Author address the implications of these results? If so, how comprehensively is this done? 
Do you notice other strengths and limitations of this study?  Your analysis is the bulk of the grade here….it must be supported by reference and citation.

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