Child Development 133 
Research Methods in Human Development

Sections 01 & 05
Hembree            Fall, 2012

 

Research Article Guiding Questions

 

Introduction

1)   According to the author(s), why is the topic important to study? What justification do the authors give for investigating the topic?

2)   What is the general purpose (aim) of the study?

3)   What research question(s) is/are being addressed by the study? What hypotheses are the authors testing (If applicable) ?

Method

4)   Who participated in the study (age, ethnicity, gender)? How were they recruited?

5)   How were each of the variables assessed?

Results

6)   What were the results for each of the hypotheses?

Discussion

7)    What general conclusions do the authors draw from their results?

8)    How are the findings explained?

9)   What suggestions do the authors make for future research?

Evaluation

10) Provide an evaluation of the study. What limitations are there to the measures or method? What strengths do you see?

 

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Updated: August, 2012