PSY 255 Week 1 Assignment: Planning an Experiment

Create an experiment that tests the
following scenario: You work for the Educational Curriculum Company as a curriculum
developer. Your company has created a new reading program (E-Z-Read) to be used
in elementary schools. Your task is to design a way of testing this new program
at Desert Mountain Elementary School.

The principal has allowed you to
have access to two classrooms: Miss Jones's and Mrs. Brown's classrooms.

Prepare a report of 500-750 words
that describes the hypothesis, participants, experimental group, control group,
independent variable, dependent variable, and how you are going to make the two
groups equivalent at the beginning of the experiment.

Also, discuss why correlations and
case studies would not be useful for this type of study.

Your paper must include a minimum
of one source.

Prepare this assignment according
to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student
Success Center. An abstract is not required. 

You are required to submit this
assignment to Turnitin.  Refer to the directions in the Student Success
Center.  Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.

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