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    Hey everyone. I'm not studying for a Psychology degree but I have a Psychology module for which I need to do a research critique of a quantitative study.

    I found an article online called 'how to critique research' which has some great stuff that I wanted to use. But it's in a journal of surgery, written for surgeons.

    My question is, can I still reference this or should I avoid it? I'm not a surgeon so the article is obviously not for me, but it has a lot of generic information that is really helpful. What should I do? Will the person marking my essay even care/notice?

    Thanks!!
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    I think being interdisciplinary is fine.
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    (Original post by Noodlzzz)
    I think being interdisciplinary is fine.
    I agree, it shows that you actually did research and actually read things, rather than go for convenience. Maybe even comment on the fact that it's from a different field, but some things can be used across different sciences/fields.
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    (Original post by hopefulbutterfly)
    Hey everyone. I'm not studying for a Psychology degree but I have a Psychology module for which I need to do a research critique of a quantitative study.

    I found an article online called 'how to critique research' which has some great stuff that I wanted to use. But it's in a journal of surgery, written for surgeons.

    My question is, can I still reference this or should I avoid it? I'm not a surgeon so the article is obviously not for me, but it has a lot of generic information that is really helpful. What should I do? Will the person marking my essay even care/notice?

    Thanks!!
    Its fine, a lot of medical papers are very similar to psychology ones and have similar issues. It may not be the case with something like mathematics or history papers though.
 
 
 
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