Read the Discussion Section of the paper assigned, and answer the following questions:
- Explain the purpose of the Discussion section and what should be included here.
- Are there any methodological statements (i.e. statements that explain how the experiment was done) in the Discussion section?
- What is the purpose of discussing other studies (and citing these other studies) in the Discussion section?
- In this paper, what do the authors conclude from their finding?
- In the Introduction the authors had two hypotheses that they were testing. Were their predictions correct for both? (2 marks)
- As the authors state them, what were the limitations of their study?
- What are the remaining unanswered questions indicated in this section?
- What further work do the authors suggest needs to be carried out?
- What is the overall conclusion of this paper?
Refer to the Reference Section of the paper assigned, and answer the following questions:
- What is the purpose of this section?
- Within a single reference there are several pieces of information that are provided. What is the correct order for this information? (Please re-arrange the classes of information given here to put them in the correct order: A) journal title, B) authors, C) article title, D) volume number, E) date, F) page numbers). (3 points)
- When you look at the authors listedwithin a single reference, are they arranged alphabetically? If not, what do you think determines the sequence of authors’ names?
- If you look at the complete list of references, how are they arranged? In other words, what determines which paper comes first in the list, which is second, and so on?
- What did you learn from this article?
- Do you feel more confident picking up a scientific paper and being able to look at it as a scientist now that you have done this assignment? I.e. did this assignment help you understand the differences in the sections and what should/should not be included in each?