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Introduction section:
What is the overall purpose of this study?
Why was the author conducting this experiment?
What theory is the author testing in this research?
What is the author’s hypothesis?
Method section:
How were subjects selected for this experiment?
What were the subjects’ ages, gender, and other characteristics?
What were the experimental conditions used in the experiment?
Please describe with detail.
What were the control conditions used? Please describe in detail.
What were the independent and dependent variables?
Results section:
How did the researchers score the dependent variables?
What types of statistical analyses were used?
What did the statistical analyses indicate?
How significant were the results?
Discussion section:
Did the results of the experiment support the experimenter’s hypothesis?
How did the author summarize the outcome of their experiment?
Were there results of the experiment that were inconsistent with the researcher’s initial hypothesis or theory?
Can you relate this article to a section of the textbook, or explain why this is important to that particular area of psychology?