Reviewing research, also known as literature in the field, is a key skill necessary to ensure the implementation of best practices in psychology. This week we will work on the skills necessary to break down research in order to understand the question, hypothesis, and results. We will take a look at a journal article and analyze it to fully understand its content and apply it to our practices.
If you haven’t done so already, select one of the following articles:
Sanjuan, P., & Magallares, A. (2014). Coping strategies as mediating variables between self-serving attributional bias and subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 15(2), 442–453.
- Critcher, C. R., & Ferguson, M. J. (2016). “Whether I like it or not, it’s important”: Implicit importance of means predicts self-regulatory persistence and success. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110(6), 818–839.
Begin to highlight the important areas of the article, including the hypothesis, research method, conclusion, et cetera.
Complete the Research Breakdown Worksheet [by incorporating the following information and submitting it to the Week 2 Assignment area:
List the full reference.
Identify the hypothesis or research question.
- Describe the overall conclusion in at least one fully developed paragraph.
Describe the research method.
- Describe in at least one fully developed paragraph how you could apply this research to your daily personal or professional life.
Include appropriate in-text citations and the full journal reference.
Address the appropriate audience and adhere to discipline-specific language.
By successfully completing this assignment , you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and