Improving Science Writing in Research Methods Classes Through Computerized Argument Diagramming

  title={Improving Science Writing in Research Methods Classes Through Computerized Argument Diagramming},
  author={Brendan Barstow and Christian D. Schunn and Lisa Fazio and Mohammad Hassan Falakmasir and Kevin D. Ashley},
The purpose of this study was to characterize the ways in which psychologists address research hypothesis risk in academic articles, and to support undergraduates in learning to write about such risk using argument diagramming prewriting activities. First, 90 articles recently published in top social, developmental, and cognitive psychology journals were examined for their presentation of research hypothesis ‘risk’ – an element of the intellectual merit of a research study denoting the novelty… CONTINUE READING

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