Summary of the article (this should be less than half of the paper)
Summarize the author(s) hypotheses and purpose for the study
Describe the sample of participants in the study (number, age, gender, etc)
Describe the measures/materials used and the how the study was conducted.
Describe the results/findings of the study
What assumptions did the author(s) make in designing the study, and were these assumptions appropriate
Was the sample appropriately diverse? Is the research design appropriately inclusive and/or sensitive to the cultural context
Comment on the authors adherence to the ethical principles for conducting psychological research. Do you think adequate protections for the research participants were in place
What limitations did the authors state? What are the additional limitations that the authors did not acknowledge?
Do you think the method appropriately tested the research question?
Are the authors conclusions supported by the research findings? Are alternative interpretations possible? Were there causal conclusions that were inappropriate?
What future research directions did the authors outline? Discuss additional future research directions that you see.
What are the implications of this study for psychology and/or public policy?