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How to Critique an Article (Psychology)

Abstract

The following are characteristics of a good abstract:

  • The abstract should always say why the study was conducted, how it was done, what was found, and why the findings are important.
  • Some abstracts have a very small word limit, but all of this information should still be present.
  • The abstract should serve to get you interested in reading the article.
  • You should keep it in mind throughout reading the article: was it an accurate pitch, or did it overstate anything?

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