PSY 452 Week 8 Research Report



Topic:
Drawing Appropriate Inferences and Writing in APA Format


 

View the resource "PSY 452 Research Report
Assignment Instructions" for successful completion of this assignment.

 

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.

 

This assignment uses a grading rubric that can be
viewed at the assignment's drop box. Instructors will be using the rubric to
grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to
beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and
expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

 

Constructing research reports are a major part of
the research process. This assignment will assist you in learning to develop a
hypothesis and conduct a literature review directly related to the research
hypothesis and present it in order to learn the concept of writing a research
report.

 

Be sure to read
chapters 15 & 16 of the textbook before beginning the assignment.


 

 

1)      Using
the selected topic in Module 1, write a Research Report (1,000–1,500
words) on the selected topic. Include the following in your paper:

 

 

a)     
Introductory section: Include
hypothesis and a review of the literature:

 

i)       
Develop
a hypothesis on the topic you selected in Module 1.

 

 

ii)      Submit
your hypothesis to the instructor by the end of Day Three in Module 4.
You will use the feedback you receive from the instructor to revise your
hypothesis if necessary.

 

 

iii)    Conduct
a thorough literature review directly related to the research hypothesis you
developed.

 

 

2)      Now
that you have conducted your literature review on the hypothesis, select and
analyze one study (from your search results) that was implemented and
provides thorough results for your analysis.

 

3)     
Include
the following sections in your report:

 

a)     
Methodology section: Include
subsections:

 

 

i)       
Participants-
How many participants were involved in the study? What were the relevant
characteristics (age, gender, race, etc.)? How were they recruited? Provide
additional information to for clarity.

 

 

ii)      Apparatus/
Materials/ Instruments- What materials or instruments were
used in the experiment?

 

 

iii)    Procedure-
Provide a clear description of all procedures followed in the study. Were there
groups? Was there manipulation to control variables? Provide the steps of the
study in chronological order for the reader.

 

iv)   
Design- Briefly explain the design of the
experiment.

 

b)      Results
section:
This portion of the
report should relay a summary of the findings in the study using words.
Include statistic, critical values, degrees of freedom, and alpha level. Use
figures or tables to help explain the findings.

 

c)      Discussion
section
: This section should tie everything together for
the reader. Explain what the study found and if your hypothesis was
supported or not. Include interpretation of results, ethical concerns,
limitations of study, and suggestions for future research.

 

d)     Appendices
section:
Include a minimum of two
appendices (either two figures, two tables, or a figure and a table).

 

4)     
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.

 

 

5)     
This
assignment uses a grading rubric that can be viewed at the assignment’s drop
box.

 

Instructors
will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should
review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the
assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the
assignment.

 

Submit the assignment to the instructor by the end
of Module 8.

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