PSYC 226 Ch 2, 1.25.12

PSYC 226 Ch 2, 1.25.12 - Chapter2: ResearchIdeas PSYC226...

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Chapter 2:  Research Ideas PSYC 226
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Using articles 2 goals: Learn about the research study What were the researchers trying to find? What were their methods? What was the outcome? What does it all mean? Develop ideas for your own study
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Using articles Read the article, noting the main sections: Introduction Methods Results Discussion References
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Using articles In reading the article, you might find a citation  that is interesting Go to the references section and locate that  article Conduct an online search for the article How many articles you need for a solid  literature search depends on your content  area
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Alternative search Sometimes you may want to find articles that  cite a particularly important paper Use Web of Science to generate a list of  papers citing a particular reference Very efficient strategy
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Web of Science “Cited reference search”
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Using articles to generate  research topics Future research suggestions at the end of the  article’s discussion section Put a new spin on a published study Apply research question to a new population Tweak the treatment condition in some way Combine ideas from more than one study Devise a way to translate your hypothesis into a  TESTABLE research question
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PSYC 226 Ch 2, 1.25.12 - Chapter2: ResearchIdeas PSYC226...

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