Design from Bowman et al. (2010)
• Briefly describe the study’s design (including what was manipulated; the IV), and
what was measured (the DVs; only include measures that are relevant to your
discussion). How do the authors operationalize the IV and DVs?
• Participants were assigned to different conditions (i.e., different levels of the IV).
What were these levels, and how were participants assigned? What was the
advantage of having three different conditions (IV levels) instead of just one? Instead
of two? Why?
• Results and interpretation from Bowman et al. (2010)
• Describe the results as they relate to the research question (i.e., did they support or
• In the introduction the authors discussed why IMing might impact performance. How
do the authors relate their findings to the mechanisms they had discussed? In a few
sentences, explain each in your own words; discuss the rationale for why each might
be a plausible explanation.
• How the results from Bowman et al. (2010) fit within “the larger context”
• Identify and explain a practical implication of the findings (i.e., how the research
applies to real life; although you may provide an example that applies to your life, do
not use first person).
• Identify at least one limitation of the findings, and state possible future directions for
• How Bowman et al. (2010)’s findings fit within the larger context of previous work on
multi-tasking (as discussed in our course)
• What makes the Bowman et al. (2010) study different/unique from prior research on
this topic (as presented by Bowman et al. in their introduction section)?
• Now relate this study to the research you discussed in your WF part 1 paper. What
are the similarities/differences between this article and the Paul (2013) article
assigned in the WF part 1 assignment? Explain. What makes this article distinct from
the Paul (2013) article?
• Discuss why evidence is more believable/stronger in the Bowman et al. (2010) article
than the Paul (2013) article. Support your answer with relevant information from
class discussions and readings.