PSY 201 Week 2 A Research Plan

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PSY 201 Week 2 A Research Plan
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: A Research Plan.
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A Research Plan
Part I – Research Problem
Think about something in psychology that you would be interesting in studying. You can select a topic from what you’ll be studying in this course or another topic that seems intriguing to you.
Respond to the following in 50-75 words:

Identify your research problem and describe it. What about this topic interests you?


Part II – The Scientific Method
Consider the scientific method and complete the following table explaining each step of the scientific method in your own words. Please use complete sentences to write 25-50 words describing each step.



Formulate a testable hypothesis


Select the research method and design the study


Collect the data


Analyze the data and draw conclusions


Answer the following questions in about 75-100 words each:

How would you use the scientific method in examining your research problem? Be sure to go over each step of the scientific method in your response.



Which research methodology would you use to examine your research problem? Why? How is this research methodology different from the other methodologies in psychology?


Revised from Ch. 2 of
Carter, K & Seifert, C. M. (2013) Learn psychology. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
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