- Evaluate each article separately
- Evaluate literature in terms of reliability, credibility, ethics, and value.
- Explain the assumptions and biases of the researchers.
- What was the motive or reason that the research was conducted?
- Does that affect the credibility or reliability of the findings?
- Are there ethical issues within the research and were they addressed?
- Explain how you would apply the research to professional psychology practice.
- How are the findings important for your area of psychology?
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