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after reading this paper, answering following questions one by one 1. What is th

after reading this paper, answering following questions one by one
1. What is the problem/question being addressed by the authors? (2pts)
2. What is the rationale for the study? (2pts)
3. What did they do about it? (i.e., what methods?) (2pts)
4. What did they learn? (i.e., key results) (2pts)
5. Why should we care? (i.e., why is this topic and the author’s findings
important?) (2pts)
6. What is the study’s main conclusion? What evidence do the authors provide to
support this conclusion? You are welcome to refer to specific figures/tables if it
helps. (5pts)
7. Does the article make any claims that are not supported by evidence? What
evidence would be needed to support/refute those claims? (5pts)
8. Reflect on the assigned reading and briefly describe any connections you can
draw between it and other things you’ve read (in this class or elsewhere),
observations you’ve made, or current events. (Note: there is not a single correct
answer to this, but your response will be graded based on its thoroughness and
depth of thought.) (10pts)