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Select an article on schizophrenia and review on the following:

a. Write the purpose of the study (purpose statement is typically found in the introduction section)
b. List the variables under investigation (typically found in the introduction [purpose statement], methods, and/or results sections)
c. Report the findings or results (found in results and discussion sections; typically discussion section is a better read)
d. Discuss briefly how the findings affect a particular psychological theory or body of research listed in your textbook (you may choose any theory or body of research you want from your text as long as it is relevant). In other words, HOW do the findings support or discredit your respective theory or current research?
e. Briefly discuss how you could use the findings/results in your field of study (such as, if your major is education, then you might report how you would use the results to improve learning or instruction); in other words, how could you apply your new knowledge, understanding, or skills drawn from the findings to your major field of study?

Any help will much appreciated. Thank you.

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a. Write the purpose of the study (purpose statement is typically found in the introduction section)

Sim, Chua, Chan, Mahendran and Chong (2006) previously documented a high prevalence of Axis I psychiatric comorbidity in patients with first episode psychosis.

The purpose of this study titled "Psychiatric comorbidity in first episode schizophrenia: A 2 year, longitudinal outcome study" was to determine the longitudinal impact of Axis I psychiatric comorbidity on patients with first episode schizophrenia (FES) (Sim, et al, 2006).

The authors hypothesized that patients with psychiatric comorbidity were associated with poorer clinical and functional outcomes.

b. List the variables under investigation (typically found in the introduction [purpose statement], methods, and/or results sections).

The variables under investigation were: psychopathology, insight, social/occupational functioning and quality of life.

For example, in the study, there were one hundred and forty two consecutively hospitalized FES patients (N=142). The authors obtained ...

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This solution reviews an article on schizophrenia on several dimensions e.g., purpose, variables under investigation, findings and results, theory, and significance and application of results.

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