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Problem addressed. What problem did the study address? Said differently, what idea was being tested, what questions were being asked?

As part of answering this, also say something about why this particular problem or question was worth addressing.

The most basic question any research finding has to answer is: So what? How does it matter?

Tell us what the answer is to the so what question for your article.

2. Research design and Measurement. What types of research design and measurement procedures were used and what were the limitations of these.

3. Participant selection. How were participants selected to be in the study? (i.e. where did the participants come from: did they volunteer, were they selected because they were in a certain program, or what)? What limitations to generalizability are there from the ways participants were selected? In other words, are participants representative of: all adolescents? all middle-class adolescents? adolescents who answer newspaper adds for subjects? or what?

4. Conclusions. What did the authors conclude about their results? Do you agree with them? If not, why not? If you do agree, you should say something about what you see as the strengths of the study.