PSY 211 Week 1 A Research Plan


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PSY 211 Week 1 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 to 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 to 50 words describing each step.

Step Description
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 to 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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