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How to Critique an Article (Psychology)


  • Are the references cited in a standard citation format?
  • Does the reference list include all of the references cited within the text of the article?
  • The reference list for a scholarly article should be significant in length, not just citing the same work -- or work of the study researchers themselves -- extensively.
  • Are the cited works relevant?
  • Are the cited works largely current?
  • Does browsing the references cited prompt further follow-up reading?