The introduction should: Review the relevant literature Be clear enough for you to understand and evaluate Define all study variables Make a case that justifies the research Clearly state study hypotheses
Describe participants Describe recruitment methods including incentives Describe measures/instruments/apparatus used in the research Describe the procedures used to collect the data Include a plan for data analysis
Present data for tests of each hypothesis All variables included in the Method section should be represented somewhere in the analyses Present data in tables or figures
Should summarize findings Should go beyond summary and interpret findings With reference to previous literature and findings How do their findings confirm, expand, contradict previous research? Should consider potential limitations to interpretation due to design flaws, procedure flaws, sampling biases or other important concerns
Should make suggestions for future research in the topic area Should draw conclusions about practical applications where appropriate Should not overstate, misrepresent, or overlook the study findings.
The workshop discussion guide will lead you through a reflection on each section of the journal article. Your group will be assigned one section to work on during the workshop hour. Each component of the article will have been discussed by at least one member of your classroom group. Get together with your classroom group and work through the workshop discussion guide together
Write a 500 word annotated bibliography for this article. Your task is to write an annotated bibliography that critically evaluates and assesses the research reported in the article.
Your annotated bibliography should: Begin with the article citation, written in APA style; Briefly summarize the research purpose and findings Identify and evaluate one key aspect of each section of the article: Introduction Method Results Discussion Draw a conclusion about the overall merits or contribution of the research to our understanding of either a) The Dark Triad or b) love styles
It is sometimes challenging to find the vocabulary in which to summarize and discuss a text. Here is a list of some verbs for referring to texts and ideas that you might find useful: account for clarify describe exemplify indicate question analyze compare depict exhibit investigate recognize argue conclude determine explain judge reflect assess criticize distinguish frame justify refer to assert defend evaluate
identify narrate report assume define emphasize illustrate persuade review claim demonstrate examine imply propose suggest The evidence indicates that... The article assesses the effect of... The author identifies three reasons for... The article questions the view that...
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