PSY 452 Week 8 CLC Exercise #3: Between-Subjects Designs



Topic:
Drawing Appropriate Inferences and Writing in APA Format


 

This assignment is broken into 5
parts that are spaced out into different modules. For complete assignment
instructions, view the resource, "CLC: Exercise #3: Between-Subject
Designs."

 

Psychology students need to learn
how to look at each factor within a study and the interaction between those
factors. This assignment will assist students in learning how to understand
this concept:

 

1)     
For
this assignment, you will test the following hypotheses:

 

a)     
Frequent
users of Facebook will have a significantly different level of self-esteem than
infrequent users of Facebook.

 

i)       
Definition of Frequent users- spend 2 hours
a day on Facebook.

 

ii)     
Definition of Infrequent users- spend less
than 2 hours a day on Facebook.

 

2)     
Module 2: Part I – Survey

 

a)     
Each
team member will access and complete the “Facebook Survey.” Save the survey
results for the next part of this assignment.

 

3)     
Module 4: Part II – Data Collection

 

a)     
Collect
data from the surveys of each team member:

 

b)     
Locate
all the answers to the questions specifically about self-esteem:

 

i)       
Self-esteem
Question #s-

 

(1)  
5,6,12,13,14,15,16,20,21,22


 

c)     
Hold
onto the survey results for the next part of the assignment.

 

4)     
Module 6: Final Study

 

a)     
Part III –T-Test

 

i)       
As
a team, you will use data you compiled (means from the average scores-
self-esteem questions only) from the surveys to calculate a T-test on the two
groups:

 

(1)  
Frequent
users of Facebook- separate mean

 

(2)  
Infrequent
users of Facebook. – separate mean

 

b)     
Part IV – F-Ratio

 

i)       
Use
the data you compiled from the surveys to calculate an F- ratio on the 4 groups
(4 means to calculate):

 

(1)  
Male-
Frequent/Infrequent-separate means

 

(2)  
Female-
Frequent/Infrequent- separate means

 

[If
your group consists of members of the same sex, then use ages to separate the
groups: For instance, “under-30, over-30, etc.”]

 

c)     
Part V– Compile the team’s final results into a
study (750-1,000 words) detailing the steps of the assignment. Include in your
study:

 

i)       
Introduction- Briefly explain the reason for the
study. Include the hypothesis and how it was tested.

 

ii)     
Method- briefly explain how the experiment was
conducted:

(1)  
Participants- How many? What were the relevant
characteristics (male/female, ages, etc.)?

 

(2)  
Instrument- Briefly explain the survey used to
compile the data.

 

iii)   
Procedure- Were there groups? How was data
compiled? How was the data measured? Make sure you clarify the study for the
reader.

 

iv)   
Results- Record the mean differences on how you
scored on self-esteem in these different groups. How did you personally score
on self-esteem?

 

(1)  
Include
the T-test

 

(2)  
Include
the F-ratio

 

 

v)     
Discussion: Include interpretation of results,
ethical concerns, limitations of study, and suggestions for future research.

 

(1)  
Was
the hypothesis supported?

 

(2)  
What
can you generalize from the study?

 

vi)   
References- List all references of literature used
for this study.

 

5)     
Prepare
the Final Study portion of this assignment according to the APA
guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
An abstract is not required.

 

6)     
Submit
the Final Study assignment as one deliverable to the instructor by the
end of Module 8.

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