Reading and reporting on a published research article from the journal (Psychological Science). Be sure to choose a “research article”

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1)Find an article from the journal (Psychological Science). Be sure to choose a “research article” in which there are clearly labeled sections called “Method,” “Results,” and “Discussion.” In other words, avoid review articles which talk about a topic of research rather than report on research. Also, be sure to choose an article that is manageable, that you can understand, and that is interesting to you.

2)Print or make a photocopy of the article to use for your report so you can underline and make your own notes.

3)Type your report, in the following format, using the headings listed in the following guidelines:

a.Title of the article

b.Authors and their affiliations (where they do their research)

c.Name, volume, number (if there is one) and page numbers of the journal in which article is published

d. HypothesisYou can usually find a statement of the hypothesis near the end of the Introduction section of the article. The hypothesis statement will begin something like “In experiment 1 we tested whether….” Or “The purpose of this experiment was to test whether…” or you may find it in the form a question.

e.Method Describe briefly, in your own words, the procedure used in the study, the participants, and any special equipment, scales, or questionnaires used.

f.ResultsFind a description of the results in the first few sentences of the “Discussion” section which follows the “Results” section in a typical article. Give a brief description of the findings and how the researchers interpreted their findings

g.Relevance of the findingsWrite a couple sentences describing what you think is the relevance of the findings. How does the research add to our understanding of behavior and mental processes? Also offer any criticism you might have of the study.

4)Your report should be typed or word processed, double-spaced, using good grammar and without misspellings. Papers generally run about 3-5 pages.

5)When writing this paper, as well as any paper, always use your own words to report on what you’ve read. Never use someone else’s text or ideas without citing them. If you use the author’s phrasing, be sure to use quotation marks and follow it with the author’s name, year of publication, and page number, all in parentheses. Avoid long quotes. Show that you understand what you read.

6)At the top of the paper type your Name, U -number and your section number. Use your U-number in the file name (e.g., “U12345678 Essay 1.docx”)

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