How to read
Read each paper more than once; attend to the tables and figures
sure you understand them all). TAKE NOTES.
Things to consider:
1-what were the authors(s) questions; what was the
context/significance of questions (if authors made a specific
prediction, what was their argument)
-be sure you understand terms and concepts used
by the authors
2-why were particular methods used given the above question
3-interpret graphs, tables
4-are interpretations of the data persuasive (are there other
testable hypotheses that are consistent with the authors' data?)
5-summarize significant points
For each paper, include in
a) complete this sentence: The thesis of this
b) what questions would you examine next?
what methods would you use? (DO NEXT?)
How to facilitate a paper
The facilitator should NOT lecture but rather encourage a lively
discussion among the other students. The facilitator should
at ease calling upon someone to explain, or disagree, or define, or
justify, etc. Use the “things to consider” above.
If there are images you want to use (tables, graphs, other figures),
you may project them digitally.
Hints for all of us
-come to class sufficiently prepared to
facilitate whether it’s your turn or not
-LISTEN TO OTHERS
-agree or disagree
-dominating the conversation
-withdrawing from the conversation
-putting others down