Cognitive Psychology Article

Cognitive Psychology Article

Use the attached article to answer these questions.

2.  Goal of article: State the research questions and/or hypotheses being investigated (What are they trying to do?) (Four sentences to one paragraph) 


4.  Describe ALL the dependent variables for the designated experiment:

a.  Provide an operational definition

b.  Name the units it was measured in


5.  Describe ALL the independent variables for the designated experiment:

c.  Name each variable

d.  List its levels

e.  State the statistical test(s) that was/were used to analyze the data

f.  If there are more than one independent variable, state the factorial design

6.  Describe how the experiment was conducted, i.e., what was the procedure: (4-6 sentences)


7.  Identify all the main effects and interactions (if the design is factorial). Make sure you state the main effect for EACH independent variable you named in (5):

a.  Provide the statistical statement (t– or F-statement)

b.  Explain each statement in plain English

8.   Steps or conclusions suggested by the article (One paragraph):

a.  How is each research question listed in (2) answered?

b.  What do the data mean?