The assignment is intended to provide you with an opportunity to practice reading primary research articles in perception. There are 5 pdfs of primary research papers in this folder. Read-skim over each and pick one to report on. After careful reading of the article you will answer several questions related to its content listed below. Your assignment must be uploaded to MOODLE by the due date (Aug 3, 2020; 12 am), and we will then discuss the articles in class.
Research Article Assignment should be 4-5 pages in length and include answers to the following:
- What is/are the primary research questions?
- Why is it important?
- What were the main comparisons examined in the study to address the main questions?
- What did the authors find?
- Do you believe their conclusions are justified? Why or why not?
Take a ‘bird’s eye’ view of the paper you are studying, create an overview of the key points to be learned in a structured, logical manner. For the introduction, methods, results and discussion sections create 5-10 key points/ideas/questions/methods for each.
Make a skeletal outline for each, i.e. flash cards for each section. You are not expected to give an appraisal of statistical methods or scientific techniques/research methods.
Journalists and science writers have published articles online for most of these research papers. These can help provide you with background and context. But note that press releases and reviews sometimes-often over-interpret results.
If using references be sure to properly reference sources. Include a citation list.