* Pick a single quantitative research paper to work with (either descriptive, explanatory, prescriptive, or predictive). In the research study, what were the independent variables (IV), dependent variables (DV), and mediating variables (MV) measured?

* What risk factors have been recognized, and what advice has been given? What more risk factors or suggestions might you make?

* What theory was used to guide the research investigation (the theory should be clearly stated in the article)? Give the theory’s full name, as it appears in the article. What theory would you propose if one had not been reported, and why?