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Middle School Students’ Social Media Use

Author(s): Florence Martin, Chuang Wang, Teresa Petty, Weichao Wang and Patti Wilkins

Source: Journal of Educational Technology & Society , Vol. 21, No. 1 (January 2018), pp.

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Middle School Students’ Social Media Use

Florence Martin*, Chuang Wang, Teresa Petty, Weichao Wang and Patti Wilkins
University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA // [email protected] //

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Cyber bullying, digital identity, impact of digital footprints, and use of inappropriate social media are topics

that are gaining attention in K-12 schools. As more schools and school districts are implementing 1-1 and

“bring your own technology” initiatives, attention to these topics is becoming increasingly important. A

total of 593 middle school students were surveyed about digital footprints and concerns about social media.

The results show that 17% started using social media at age nine Research Summary Guidelines
Empirical research is important to the study of human development. In this assignment you will have an opportunity to read an article that pertains to a specific age group discussed in this course.
· Choose one article from the attached list.
· Summarize the article using the format and questions below. You may subhead each section to keep your paper organized.
· Use the rubric to ensure all areas are addressed.
· All summaries should be 2-3 pages in length, double spaced, and should include an APA citation of the chosen article.

Use the following format for the Research Summary:

· Title of the article
· Literature review: The literature states what we already know and what we need to know.
· What do we already know?
· What questions are raised that warrant further research?
· Be specific on what the authors’ state in their lit review. List and describe.
· Read the article critically.
· Hypotheses:
· What are the hypotheses or research questions?
· What is the author investigating?
· May be stated as the purpose of the research/article.
· Participants:
· How many subjects are involved in the study?
· What ethnicity are the subjects?
· What age are the subjects?
· What is the educational level of the parents or of the subjects?
· Measures/Procedures:
· What measurement instruments were used? List and describe.
· Are they valid?
· What did they measure?
· What process or procedures did they follow?
· Results:
· What did the authors find?
· What was/were the answer(s) to their research question(s)?

· Discussion:
· What are the author’s conclusions?
· What are the limitations of the study? If the authors do not cite any, can you think of any?
· What are the implications of the study? Why is it important?
· Conclusion:
· How can this information be applied? This can be in a personal, community, or academic context.

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