Article Review Questions

1. Provide a brief summary of the research in your own words, emphasizing results.

2. Explain the research methods used (experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, archival, etc.).  Multiple studies may be reported and a combination of methodologies may be used.

3. Identify the main independent and dependent variables of the study.  If multiple studies are presented, indicate the main IVs and DVs for each study.

4. Think of another possible IV and DV that could have been used to test the hypothesis in this study. 

5. Report the sample size.  If multiple studies are presented, indicate the sample size for each study.

6. List the type(s) of statistical tests which were used in the data analyses (t-test, ANOVA, correlation, etc.).

7. Share what you liked best about this article.

8. Share what you liked least about this article.

9. Apply the results of this article to your personal life.  Provide specific examples.

10. On a scale of 1-10,10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, how much did you enjoy this article?


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