Children’s Use of Moral Behavior in Selective Trust: Discrimination Versus Learning
It can be formatted any way the student chooses; with the exception of it must be double spaced, with a font size of 12 (the student can chose the font style). There is no need for citations of the article or from the article. The article should be the only reference you use. If you use background material from another source (for example to look up something in the article you might not be familiar with), it does not need to be cited, as it should not be used in the article.
The summary should include key points from each of the 4 sections of the article:
Summarize the basics from the background information, and define any key terms.
State the authors hypothesis
Describe the participants and relevant recruiting/ inclusion/ exclusion information.
Describe the variable groups.
Briefly describe any tests performed by or on the participants (for example, if personality tests were used, it is sufficient to say: The MMPI is a standard personality assessment tool….).
Describe/ define the independent and dependent variable.
A description of the specific statistical tests is not necessary, just a basic summation of the results (ie was there a significant difference between the groups? Was the difference predicted by the hypothesis? Did the data support or refute the hypothesis?).
What do the results mean? If the hypothesis was correct, what does that suggest about the effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable? What further research is suggested? If the hypothesis was not supported, what does that mean?