How were the variables measured and/or manipulated?
Search the PsycINFO database on the library website to choose an empirical research article to summarize. This means that the article should have an introduction, method, results, and discussion section. The summary must be typed using 12-point Times New Roman font, double-spaced, and include 1-inch margins. You should use APA format and write the summary in paragraph form. Submit the summary directly to your
instructor as per their instructions. The summary must be written in your own words. Include responses to the following points: – According to the introduction, what information was already known about the topic? Look for references to previous research. – What was the general research question? What motivated the study (e.g. prior research, a practical problem, theory, etc.)? – What variables were studied? What were the
hypotheses concerning these variables? How were the variables measured and/or manipulated? – Who were the participants? (e.g. How many? How were they recruited? Were there any special characteristics?) – What procedures, tasks, or instruments were used? – What were the main results? Were the results consistent with the hypotheses of the study and the literature described in the introduction? Were there any surprising
or unexpected results. – How did the researcher interpret the results? Can you think of alternative interpretations? Did the authors discuss the limitations of the research? If so, what were they? – Did the authors give suggestions for future research or applications? Can you provide other suggestions?