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PSYC 363 - Cognitive Psychology

Research Guide for PSYC 363

Using your sources to build your arguments, discussion, and conclusions

Ask yourself these questions about each of the sources you select to build evidence-based answers and arguments for your literature review or lab report discussion:

Does your source answer some aspect of your research question? -Use the answers to build themes that you will use to organize your literature review

Does your source raise questions you hadn't considered or make claims that shape your thinking? -Integrate these into your arguments to develop and focus them further 

Does your source provide evidence for any of your arguments? -Integrate the relevant evidence or data into your own argument and explain its significance

Does your source take a position counter to any of your arguments? -Include these sources to strengthen your own arguments by explaining and providing evidence of why you disagree with them

What relationships do you see between your sources? -Integrate the arguments and evidence from your sources together to use them as building blocks for your own conclusions and arguments

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