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PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology

Research Guide for PSYC 101

Writing Your Paper

Your paper should be:

  • no more than 2 pages
  • double-spaced 

Your summary of each study should be 1-2 paragraphs long and include answers to the following questions (ALL IN YOUR OWN WORDS):

  • What was the main question/hypothesis?
  • How did they test the hypothesis (WHO did they use? HOW did they do it?)?
  • What did they find?
  • What do the results mean? 

Your introductory sentence should introduce the topic and why it is important

Your concluding paragraph should be short and answer these questions:

  • Considering the studies together, what would you conclude?
  • If you were a researcher in the area, what might you investigate next, and why?
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