—+ Here is the example paragraph shown in the video:
There is also evidence that compulsive buying is negatively correlated with mindfulness. Williams and Grisham (2012) tested this relation by recruiting two community samples in Australia. The first sample consisted of 49 adults who scored above established cut-off scores on two widely-used used compulsive buying questionnaires. The second sample (the “healthy controls”) consisted of 37 adults who scored below the cut-off scores on the same compulsive buying questionnaires. Both groups completed a packet of questionnaires that included a frequently-used measure of mindfulness. As predicted, the compulsive buyer group scored significantly lower in mindfulness than the healthy control group. This research study was limited by a correlational design and modest sample sizes, but had the advantage of using measures that many researchers have tested for reliability and validity.
Here is the paragraph plan shown in the video:
1. Begin with a transition (that’s appropriate for the flow of your paper).
2. Provide a few details about the study method.
3. Clearly and concisely state the finding that is relevant to your paper.
4. To go above and beyond a typical study summary, briefly highlight major strengths and weaknesses of the study.