Davies, H. (2015) Shared parenting or shared care: Learning from children`s experiences of post-divorce shared care arrangements`, Children & society. , 29 (1): 1-14.
That is the article you will be analysing- compare it to other journals
Consider other articles you’ve read on the same topic – are these useful comparisons with the article’s approach/findings?
How does the article’s focus on children’s experiences/theories/arguments relate to any themes from the module about children, young people, families and the state?
The focus of the article - what are the research questions it addresses (these might not be explicit but interpret what you think the focus is) but what is it addressing? And does it answer it`s question or do what it says it`ll do.
2) What methods of data generation/collection are used? Do they help to answer the question/address the focus of the article?
3) what sample of children/young people are included in the research? Would the findings be different with a younger/older group or a more diverse group of children? Or children in another country?
4) What theories (or ways of approaching the topic) are used by the authors? Are they taking a feminist approach, a child-centred approach and do they name more specific theories which they use to help them consider the topic/research questions?
IMPORTANT: CONSIDER THESE WITH THE ARTICLE
They may be called different things – presentation of findings, summary, final remarks.
Data – presents the data which has been collected
Analysis – presents some themes and results from the data
Discussion – discusses the analysis, brings out themes, opens up ideas, future research and impact.
Why is this statement/aspect/idea/theory important?
What statements does Hayley make about the methodology?
Do you consider her assessment to be accurate?
Is there room for other comments about the methodology?
How does she link this to further research? Is this important?
How does this link to what we already know?
How does this link to other studies/theories/theorists?
How could this impact on future research/development of theories/development of policy?