How to think critically about research?
May 4, 2014 7:55 PM Subscribe
I am an undergraduate student frustrated with my lack of "critical thinking" towards research.
posted by raintree to Science & Nature (16 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I recently went to an undergraduate neuroscience conference. As a psychology major, I have some background in basic neuroscience. I am also a research assistant for a developmental psychology lab at my campus. The conference was unique in that it was presenting research done by undergraduates. Throughout the conference, when viewing poster presentations, I had absolutely no idea how to ask the 'right' questions and to critically think about the research methodology presented. How does one "develop" the kind of skills to analyze research and ask those kind of questions? I feel embarrassed and dumbfounded.