Psychology homework help. Assignment 2: Propose an original study
Deadline: Week 9 before the start of your scheduled recitation (see course calendar in syllabus).
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Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to get you to think like a researcher by designing your own original study. The new study you propose should follow-up on the research you previously read about for assignment 1.
Directions: Think about what the research you previously read about did not address that you want to know more about. How could you design a study to test something further about the topic? You will need to return to the empirical paper you read for assignment 1. If you did not complete assignment 1 or are having trouble finding the article you chose, please ask your TA. You cannot pick a new article; doing so will result in a 0 with no opportunity to re-do your work.
- To help structure your research proposal, type your answers to each question provided below (double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font). Failure to use proper grammar and spelling will result in an automatic 2-point deduction.
- Do NOT include the actual questions when you submit your assignment to Turnitin. Simply provide the answers, numbering each question on your page.
This assignment is worth a total of 20 points. I encourage you to review the two example assignments I provided to you on Blackboard. This will give you a good sense of what your answers should generally look like.
Please contact your TA with any questions you may have about this assignment.
Your research proposal must include the following:
- Study overview, purpose, and relevance (4 points)
- Provide a brief overview of your study. What is your study about? What is the purpose of your study? (2 points)
- Why are you interested in testing this idea? Discuss how this research builds upon the previous study you read about in assignment 1. (2 points)
- Hypothesis (2 points)
Describe what do you expect to find and why.
- Describe the key variables in your study and how you would operationalize each variable. (4 points)
- Variables: What, if anything, are you manipulating? What are you measuring? (2 points)
- Operational definitions: How specifically will you measure each variable in your study? (2 points)
- Sample Characteristics and Methodology? (4 points)
(a) Who do you want to test? Describe the participants in your study. (Adults, children, college student or national sample, gender, etc.).
(b) What type of research design (experiment, case study, observational research, etc.) do you propose, and why?
- Study procedure (6 points)
Describe exactly what participants would do in your study. What will participants experience? Include any important instructions to participants. After reading this section, we should know exactly how to run your proposed study from start to finish.