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Trait Aspects of Living in the Material World – by Russell Belk

Answer the following questions based of the review of Belk’s article. 1. Write an “overview’ or brief summary of the article. Indicate your assessment of what the study is about and the major findings of the study. 2. According to the introduction, what information was already known about the topic (look for references to previous research). 3. What variables were studied? What were the hypotheses concerning these variables? 4. What were the operational definitions of the variables studied? Did these correctly operationalize the variables 5 Who were the participants in this study? Were there any special participant characteristics? 6. Did the measures in the study have acceptable reliability? (Was this even mentioned?) 7. What were the procedures used to test the hypotheses? Were these the appropriate procedures to test the hypothesis(es)? Did you notice any problematic features of the procedure? 8. Was the method experimental or nonexperimental? Were there attempts to control any extraneous variables? What are the validity issues? 9. What were the major results of the study? Were the results consistent with the hypotheses? 10. How do the results relate to the other studies cited in the introduction? 11. How did the researcher interpret the results? Were the conclusions/interpretations accurate or overstated? Can you think of alternative interpretations? 12. Did the author give suggestions for future research or applications? Can you provide other suggestions? 13. Write the references for all citations and for this article in APA style.