A Recent Research Study About Psychology or a Related Field

Analyze an article that reports the results of a recent research study about psychology or a related field (medicine, economics, neuroscience, behavioral biology, etc.

Answer the following questions about the study as reported in the article:

  • What type of study was it–a survey, case study, correlational study, or experiment?
  • What variables did the researchers manipulate and/or measure?
  • How were the variables operationally defined?
  • What did the researchers find? What did they conclude?
  • Do you see any problems with the methodology, the conclusions, or with the way the article interpreted the study’s conclusions?