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 PSY/245

SURVEY OF RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

 

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PSY 245 Week 1 Ethics and Case Study Worksheet
 

Resource: “Into the Mind: Mind Control”

Complete the Ethics and Case Study Worksheet.

Note: The case study you select in this assignment will be used throughout the course.

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Ethics and Case Study Worksheet

 

Review the “Into the Mind: Mind Control” video.

 

Answer the following two question in 45 to 90 words each.

 

 

 

 

Based on the information presented in the video, what is the primary goal of all the psychological research?
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Based on the information you read from the “Standard 8: Research and Publication” section of the APA Code of Ethics, which ethical principles do you think apply to the current study of optogenetics, as mentioned in the video?
 

 

 

Select one of the following scenarios based on your particular field of interest in psychology. This case study will be referenced in additional assignments throughout this course.

 

Note: If you are considering pursuing a specific psychology track, it is recommended that you choose the appropriate case study.

 

 

 

 

Case Study 1 (Industrial/Organizational Psychology): A few months ago, the upper management of a large corporation that employs 2,500 people decided to implement major changes in the method their company handles the development of projects. This change was based on a well-known model used in the military that was familiar to the CEO. The reasoning for the change was not well-communicated to employees; it was simply mandated to be implemented without providing required, significant learning or training opportunities. Many employees do not feel the fit of this model is beneficial for their particular type of programs. As a result, employee morale is low, and group dynamics and personal work performance are suffering because the work process as it relates to their job performance is not understood.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Study 2 (General and Applied Psychology): The staff at a large mental health clinic has noticed that patients age 35 and older respond well to calls regarding follow-up appointments and medication reminders. However, patients younger than 35 have a much lower response rate to phone call reminders. They do not answer calls and do not often respond to voice mail requesting they call the clinic back; they are more likely to respond to text messages or social media outreach. The result is that many follow-up appointments are missed and patients do not take their medication as directed. Missed medication and appointments result in poor quality of mental health for patients, and missed appointments result in added costs for the clinic. The approximate number of patients on the telephone recall list is 1,500, and 60% are above 35 years of age.
 

 

Address the following issues in 260 to 350 words:

 

 

 

 

After selecting a case study, think about how you could research this scenario.
 

 

Compose at least one research question for the case study you selected.
 

 

What is the goal of the research you are proposing to address for your chosen case study?
 

 

Define the steps of the research process you would follow.
 

 

Evaluate how ethical considerations would affect your research.
 

 

Explain how you will consider cultural diversity in the interpretation of your research findings.
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

PSY 245 Week 2 Qualitative Research Case Study
 

For this assignment, you will use the case study you selected for your Week 1 assignment.

Write a 260- to 350-word paper that explains the following about your chosen case study:

 

 

 

What type of qualitative method would you use to investigate the scenario? What will you use to gather information, such as interviews, surveys, or focus groups?
 

 

Why do you think your selected method is the most appropriate method to answer the questions you have?
 

 

Identify anything you think might have an unanticipated influence on your research.
 

 

How will you construct the qualitative research to address the characteristics of good qualitative research?
 

 

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

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PSY 245 Week 3 Qualitative Research Case Study: Sample and Instrument
 

For this assignment, you will use the case study you selected for your Week 1 assignment.

Write a 350-word paper that addresses the following items:

 

 

 

Write 5 to 8 specific questions you would use to gather information from the participants via interviews, surveys, or focus groups. Be sure they align with your research question.
 

 

Describe the type of sample you would select.
 

 

How would you select a sample to research the issue?
 

 

How large will your sample be?
 

 

Why do you think this would be the most appropriate sample for the situation?
 

 

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

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PSY 245 Week 3 Nonexperimental Research Quiz
 

Complete the Nonexperimental Research Quiz.

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Nonexperimental Research Quiz

 

Answer each of the following (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, or short-answer) according to the prompt.

 

 

 

 

Which of the following is a type of descriptive research? 

 

 

 

Naturalistic observation
 

 

Surveys and inventories
 

 

Tests and inventories
 

 

All of the above
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

If no manipulation of a variable by the researcher occurs, the research is classified as ______________________ research.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Correlational research is used to examine
 

 

cause and effect
 

 

the relationship between two variables that cannot be manipulated
 

 

outcomes of an experiment
 

 

none of the above
 

 

 

 

 

 

Which of the following is an example of an ex post facto study?
 

 

Two groups of patients that receive different treatments manipulated by the researcher
 

 

A study that watches behaviors in the classroom as they occur
 

 

Examining the socioeconomic level of a student and his or her score on a state exam
 

 

None of the above
 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is it necessary to use ex post facto studies? Provide an example of a situation where ex post facto studies is necessary.
 

 

Use the steps of developing a good questionnaire evaluate the following survey questions.

 

 

 

 

Should government do something about health care?
 

 

This question is too broad.
 

 

This question is unclear about the meaning by “something.”
 

 

This question is not specific enough.
 

 

All of the above
 

 

People often recognize the importance of gun control in the prevention of crime. What is your opinion of gun control?
 

 

This question is not specific enough.
 

 

This question is leading, suggesting the right answer.
 

 

This question is unclear.
 

 

None of the above
 

 

 

 

 

 

Should the government force you to pay higher taxes?
 

 

This question has appropriate language.
 

 

This question is not specific enough.
 

 

This question is a loaded question. It uses the emotionally charged word force.
 

 

All of the above
 

 

Do you favor life sentences for repeat offenders and stricter sentences for criminals who used guns?
 

 

This question has two questions, packing too much in.
 

 

This question is clear.
 

 

This question is specific enough.
 

 

None of the above
 

 

What is your age? Response options: 0–10; 10–20; 20–30; 30–40; 40+.
 

 

This question has mutually exclusive responses.
 

 

This question is has response options that are not mutually exclusive.
 

 

This question is not specific enough.
 

 

All of the above
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

PSY 245 Week 4 Qualitative Research Case Study: Correlation
 

For this assignment, you will use the case study you selected for your Week 1 assignment.

Write a 175- to 260-word paper that addresses the following:

 

 

 

Select two variables from your scenario that you are interested in knowing their correlation: for example, gender and communication style, age and job satisfaction, or any two variables involved in your scenario.
 

 

Why are you interested in understanding their correlation?
 

 

Based on information you find via an Internet or University Library search, do you think these two variables are correlated?
 

 

Format your paper according to APA guidelines.

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PSY 245 Week 4 Descriptive Statistics Quiz
 

omplete the Descriptive Statistics Quiz.

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Descriptive Statistics Quiz

 

Answer each of the following questions (multiple-choice or short-answer) according to the question prompt.

 

 

 

 

The number that occurs most frequently in a data set is 

 

 

 

mean
 

 

median
 

 

mode
 

 

harmonic
 

 

 
 

 

What type of graphic presents data in terms of frequencies per category? 

 

 

 

Pie chart
 

 

Line graph
 

 

Bimodal distribution
 

 

Histogram
 

 

 
 

 

When you are dealing with a normal distribution of scores, which measure of central tendency is preferred? 

 

 

 

Mean
 

 

Median
 

 

Mode
 

 

All of the above, as they will be the same in this distribution
 

 

 
 

 

The _______ is a single number that represents the total amount of variability in a distribution. 

 

 

 

standard deviation
 

 

variance
 

 

range
 

 

mean
 

 

 
 

 

Correlation coefficients represent 

 

 

 

The degree of relationship between two variables
 

 

causality between two relationships
 

 

whether the independent variable had an effect
 

 

all of the above
 

 

 
 

 

Which of the following would probably be negatively correlated? 

 

 

 

The number of days in class and exam grade
 

 

The height and weight of college students
 

 

The number of difficult classes taken and semester GPA
 

 

Overall college GPA and graduate school GPA
 

 

 
 

 

A perfect positive correlation occurs when 

 

 

 

an increase of 1 unit is always accompanied by a proportional increase in the other variable
 

 

there is no relationship between the two variables
 

 

an increase of 1 unit is always accompanied by a lesser increase in the other variable
 

 

an increase of 1 unit is always accompanied by a greater increase in the other variable
 

 

 
 

 

You are reading an article that says age and number of sick days taken per year has a correlation of -0.72.  How would you interpret this correlation? 

 

 

 

A weak, positive correlation
 

 

A weak, negative correlation
 

 

A strong, negative correlation
 

 

A strong, positive correlation
 

 

 
 

 

If a data set has the following data points―5,6,7,6,7―you would expect the standard deviation to be 

 

 

 

a small number, because the numbers do not vary much from the mean of 6.2
 

 

a large number, because the numbers do not vary much from the mean of 6.2
 

 

a large number, because the numbers vary a great deal from the mean of 6.2
 

 

a small number, because the numbers vary a great deal from the mean of 6.2
 

 

 
 

 

Descriptive statistics are 

 

 

 

procedures using the experimental method
 

 

procedures used to analyze data after an experiment
 

 

procedures used to summarize a set of data
 

 

all of the above
 

 

 
 

 

The standard deviation is the square root of the 

 

 

 

variance
 

 

mean
 

 

range
 

 

sum of the raw scores
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Define nominal data, and provide an example.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Define ordinal data, and provide an example.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Define interval data, and provide an example.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Define ratio data, and provide an example.
 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are dealing with percentages that total 100%, the best graph to represent your data is a
 

 

bar graph
 

 

pie chart
 

 

histogram
 

 

frequency polygon
 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to know which score in a data set occurred the most often, you would use a
 

 

mean
 

 

median
 

 

range
 

 

mode
 

 

 

 

 

 

Which measure of central tendency is less accurate if there are a few extremely large or extremely small numbers in the data set?
 

 

Median
 

 

Mode
 

 

Mean
 

 

Range
 

 

 

 

 

 

Graphical representations of data sets
 

 

allow an easy way to represent large sets of numbers
 

 

are less confusing than several numbers in a descriptive paragraph
 

 

allow a point to be easily understood
 

 

all of the above
 

 

 

 

 

 

Which type of graph is frequency used to depict experimental results?
 

 

Pie chart
 

 

Histogram
 

 

Frequency polygon
 

 

Line graph
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

PSY 245 Week 5 Qualitative Research Case Study: Presentation
 

Create a 10- to 12-slide presentation that covers all the information related to your case study chosen from week 1. Include the following:

 

 

 

Introductory slide
 

 

Case background
 

 

The research question for the case study you selected
 

 

The goal of the research: How would this apply to the real world?
 

 

Ethical considerations for the research, including any use of social media, cultural practices, and learning
 

 

Cultural diversity on the interpretation of your research findings
 

 

Qualitative method used
 

 

Any possible unanticipated influences on the research
 

 

A sample of your survey or interview questions, if applicable
 

 

Description of the type and size of the sample for the study
 

 

Two variables from the study that involved using correlation, explained
 

 

Reference page (Provide speaker notes that address the reference and reasons you selected what you did for the study.)
 

 

Format any citations in your presentation according to APA guidelines.

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PSY 245 Week 5 Research Article Summary
 

Choose one of the following peer-reviewed articles from the University Library:

 

 

 

“Negative Relationships in the Workplace: A Qualitative Study”
 

 

“Social Media for Developing Health Services”
 

 

These articles use a qualitative or naturalistic method and have two foci: an industrial/organizational psychology emphasis and an applied psychology emphasis. Select your article based on the field of your interest.

Write a 260- to 350-word summary on your selected article. Include the following:

 

 

 

Article title
 

 

Purpose of the study
 

 

Methodology
 

 

Sample
 

 

Results and discussion
 

 

How the results might affect future research
 

 

Format your summary according to APA guidelines.

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