Paper # 2. Tianthong & Phupong (2018). A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial on th

Discipline: Social Work and Human Services

Type of Paper: Essay (any type)

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 4 Words: 1100

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Paper # 2

Tianthong, W. & Phupong, V. (2018). A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on the
efficacy of ginger in the prevention of abdominal distention in post cesarean section patients. Nature.
8:6835, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-25200-6.
Instructions: Answer all questions using Question and Answer format and APA style. Include Numbers

Who conducted/assisted the current study?

What is (are) the source(s) of study funding, if any?

What is the research strategy used by Tianthong & Phupong (2018) (i.e., experiment, survey, field research, or use of existing data)?

What type of study is conducted? (e.g., Exploratory, Explanatory, Descriptive)

What is the motivating research question (if not explicitly stated, please state it)?

What are the independent and dependent variables?

What is the most general research hypothesis for the primary outcome?

State the most general null hypothesis for the primary outcome?

What type(s) of sample(s) is (are) employed in the study? Briefly, describe the sample(s). What is the recruitment strategy? Is the sample strong on external validity?

How are data collected? Please provide a descriptive summary.

Is the study strong on internal validity, why or why not? Are two or more groups comparable on measured potential confounders?

How were the ethical concerns dealt with in the current study?

What are the results?

Interpret the p-value for “Fourth Day” in table 2, page 4, as best you can in terms of whether the null hypotheses are retained or not. Do not forget to state the general null hypothesis regarding the “Fourth Day”.

What are the study’s limitations, if any?

What I Mean by Question/Answer Format

Below is an example of the Question/Answer format that I require for the papers. Please make sure your answers are in the below format and compliant with APA citation rules: apastyle_spring_2012 _1_.pdf


Example Paper -- Doob and Gross (1968)

1. Who conducted/assisted the current study?

A. N. Doob and A. E. Gross conducted the study. Tina Fox and Mike Rosenberg acted as field observers and Professor Lorraine Soderstrum of Foothill College assisted by making her class of introductory psychology students available as subjects for the classroom questionnaire experiment (Doob and Gross, 1968).

2. What is (are) the source(s) of study funding, if any?

The immediate source of the study funding was not mentioned. However, it was indicated that A.N. Doob was supported by a “Public Health Service Predoctoral Fellowship” (Doob and Gross, 1968, p.213).


Doob, A. N. and Gross, A. E. (1968). Status of frustrator as an inhibitor of horn honking response. The Journal of Social Psychology, 76, 213-218.