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Interpreting research literature: A comprehensive guide

While reading research literature, ask and answer these questions to help yourself gain a better understanding of the reliability, generalizability, and significance of it.

Study design and level of evidence


Results and statistical significance


[1] “Offending” is used to refer to MAPs who have been convicted of illegal sexual activity with minors. This term is not meant to stigmatize anyone; rather, it is used only for clarity in context.
[2] Bailey, J. M., Bernhard, P. A., & Hsu, K. J. (2016). An internet study of men sexually attracted to children: Correlates of sexual offending against children. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 2016, 125(7), 989-1,000.

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