Evaluating and Synthesizing Research FindingsName of Student Institutional Affiliation Evaluating and Synthesizing Research FindingsThe social media use has been of key concern in the recent years. Several studies have been conducted to discuss how the various social media platforms are being used all over the world. This study seeks to review peer reviewed articles aimed at describing the use of social media. Baruah T. D. (2012). Effectiveness of Social Media as a tool of communication and its potential for technology enabled connections: A micro-level study. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications 2(5) 1-10. Effectiveness of Social Media as a tool of communication and its potential for technology enabled connections: A micro-level study by Trisha Baruah is peer reviewed and seeks to highlight the impact of social media in communication. The research problem being addressed in the paper is whether social media has impacted communication in the society and from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212567116000800 on 12th March 2017. on 12th March 2018 Dyson M. P. Hartling L. Shulhan J. Chisholm A. Milne A. & Sundar P.. (2016). A Systematic Review of Social Media Use to Discuss and View Deliberate Self-Harm Acts. PLoS ONE 11(5). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155813 on 12th March 2018. Edwin A. & Oyza I. 2015. Effectiveness of Social Media networks as a Strategic Tool for Organizational Marketing Management in Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce. Retrieved from http://www.icommercecentral.com/open-access/effectiveness-of-social-media-networks-as-a-strategic-tool-for-organizational-marketing-management.php?aid=66382 on 12th March 2018. Osterrieder A. (2013). The value and use of social media as communication tool in the plant sciences. Plant Methods 9 26. http://doi.org/10.1186/1746-4811-9-26 Villanti A. C. Johnson A. L. Ilakkuvan V. Jacobs M. A. Graham A. L. & Rath J. M. (2017). Social Media Use and Access to Digital Technology in US Young Adults in 2016. Journal of Medical Internet Research 19(6) e196. Retrieved from http://doi.org/10.2196/jmir.7303 on 12th March 2018 [...]
In this course, we discussed how to identify and use academic research to guide programming and decision making or to develop further research in your field. For this assignment, apply the literature search techniques you learned to identify at least eight high quality research articles on the topic of your choice to illustrate how this might be done. Complete the following for each article: Thoroughly discuss the quality of the source and credibility of the author(s) and provide information to justify your assessment (utilize the PREPARE criteria ”peer-reviewed, recent, evidence, purpose, authority, relevance and ethics . Determine the methodology used (provide rationale) and the purpose of the study. Evaluate potential sampling or data collection issues and how the authors ensured ethical recruitment and data collection. Evaluate the overall quality of each article. If an article has any shortcomings, analyze how these factors may influence the interpretation of the authors' findings. To conclude, synthesize the findings of these research articles and determine how, as a whole, they could inform programming, decision making, and/or future research in this topic area. Assignment Requirements Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message. APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting. Number of resources: Use a minimum of 8 resources. Length of paper: 8â€“10 typed, double-spaced pages. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.