Part I. Review
- What is the general topic?
- Why is the study important?
- Briefly state the theoretical and empirical justifications for the study.
- List the hypotheses, clearly stating the independent and dependent variables.
- Participants – numbers, ages, demographic information.
- Procedures – basically, what they did.
- Instruments – what they used, and information concerning validity and reliability if given (if not given, clearly say so).
- Briefly describe any descriptive or preliminary analyses conducted.
- For each hypothesis, briefly describe the findings.
- Summarize major findings.
- Briefly highlight the importance of the findings and the main points.
Part II. Critique
- Describe the strengths of the study considering importance of the topic, methods, findings, and anything else that you find to be a strength of the work.
- Describe the weaknesses of the study again considering importance of the topic, methods, findings, and anything else that you find to be a weakness of the work.
- Next steps for this line of research.
- Assume that the relationships they found are true despite any weaknesses of the study. What studies should be done next in this line of research? That is, thinking conceptually, what hypotheses should be investigated next?
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