Mariana is a student at an Australian University and is also a single mother. Her daughter is an asthma patient and Mariana suffers from a rare blood disorder and is also found to be a diabetic patient. Her current situation demands for a stronger stress buster to manage her mood and let her concentrate on studies as well as her daughter. In this paper, two articles are analyzed and the most appropriate one is suggested for Mariana to follow to improve her mental happiness.
Haaren, B., Haertel, S., Stumpp, J., Hey, S., Priemer, UE. (2015), “Reduced emotional stress reactivity to a real life academic examination stressor in students participating in a 20 week aerobic exercise training: A randomised controlled trial using Ambulatory assessment”, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 20, pp. 67-75.
The research method used in this article is randomized controlled trial that is restricted within the subject design.
The results obtained from various researches have been collected and randomized. The evidence method used here to collect and process the results is NHMRC (Yin, 2003). According to this method, systematic review is done first and soon after the randomized controlled trial, various other measures have been taken with a control group. The result of this case controlled study is revealed at the end.
It is not representative as it is only carried out for a specific sample who engaged themselves voluntarily
Because PS was supposed to be marked repeatedly, the researchers have notably missed certainly severely stressful moments
Control variables were inadequate and hence, they had an indirect impact on certain other experimental variables
However, there is scope for this paper to make it representative and also give better analysis in the future.
Strength and weakness of article
The main strength of the article is the detail given under the method section. Every step is clearly noted here and this becomes easier for the reader to understand it better. The weakness is the impossibility to generalize the results as it is only applied for a group who are not/ never exposed to stress levels.
This paper is applicable to the extent that a physical activity can be suggested to Mariana for her to get involved in an alternate situation. That will possibly reduce the stress levels. However, to the scenario, it appears to be less applicable as they are no detailed real life experiences stated.