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COMM 111/112 Library Session: Group 6

Group 6 Questions

Read over the following article individually, focusing primarily on the Abstract. Then, as a group, respond to the questions.

Jelenchick, Lauren A., Jens C. Eickhoff, and Megan A. Moreno. “‘Facebook Depression?” Social Networking Site Use and Depression in Older Adolescents.” Journal of Adolescent Health 52 (2013): 128-130.

  1. What seems to be the article’s central argument or conclusion? See especially the Abstract at the beginning of the article and the Conclusions at the end of the article.

  2. What kind of evidence or data do the authors use to support their claims? See especially the Methods and Results portions of the Abstract. Does the evidence seem credible? Why or why not?

  3. How would you characterize the authors’ point of view in relation to the subject matter? How does their point of view differ from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report they are responding to? What can you learn about the AAP from a Google search?

  4. How does the content of this article differ from the articles you might find in a typical Google search? Does this article provide more or less detail? Is the focus general or narrow? Explain your response.

  5. Summarize your overall evaluation of this source in the context of your research on online communication and emotion. What are its strengths? What are its limitations?

  6. Use the Library Catalog on the library’s homepage ( to find a book or article that might help you explore some aspect of Jelenchick, Eickhoff, and Moreno’s article in more depth. Write down the title and author of the source and explain why it seems relevant. How might the source you found in the library catalog speak to issues raised in Jelenchick, Eickhoff, and Moreno’s article?