Psychology and Law
identify a relevant empirical study, read the article, and complete a narrative summary of the article that details key points from the Introduction, Methods,
and Results sections. The written summary will also include a
summary and synthesis of key points from the Discussion section. The goal is not to simply extract text from the article but to succinctly summarize the key elements from within each section.
Each article summary should be prepared with 4 separate sections
of text organized under separate section headings (e.g., Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion).
Response papers should be typed and between 500-1,000 words (approximately 1-2 single-spaced pages)
Clearly and effectively introduces purpose of the study
Reviews the state of empirical research on the topic and current unanswered
Summarizes methodological approach used for the study
Succinctly outlines the key findings
Notes the key implications of the study as well as limitations
Raises two questions for further research