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Unformatted text preview: Relating Literature to Your Topic
Example Variables of interest: Sleep and GPA Study that might be relevant: • showed that people who work nights or who have infants also have lower GPAs. • You could use that to argue that their lower GPAs might really be caused by lack of sleep. Study that is probably NOT relevant: • Found that IQ is related to GPA. It is difficult to associate that relationship with sleep. Relating Literature to Your Topic
Example Variables of Interest: Sleep and GPA Study that might be relevant: • Showed that lack of sleep hinders memory • You write: this shows that sleep affects cognitive functions that might be necessary to get a good GPA . Study that is probably NOT relevant: • Found that the amount of sleep you need is hereditary. That is probably not relevant to the relationship between sleep and GPA ...
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