The C.R.E.A.T.E.S. method is a set of 6 steps that help you read, analyze, and understand the narrative of scientific papers. Scroll down for instructions, FAQs, and more information, or click the button below to get started!
We recommend that you follow the letters in order to gain a complete understanding of the article. However, you are welcome to focus on a single step if it suits your needs.
The C.R.E.A.T.E.S. process works for most academic articles in any scientific discipline, including social science papers with quantitative methods.
Completing each letter can take anywhere from 1-3 hours, so pace yourself!
Click the plus (+) icon in the lower right corner of each example for a link to the article.
The CREATE process was developed and assessed by Dr. Sally Hoskins, The City College of New York, Biology Department.
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