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Checkpoint Assignment: PSY 460 v2018
Due: Dec 13, 2018 at 11:59 PM
The Critical Assignment for Experimental Psychology (PSY 460) is designed to demonstrate a student’ knowledge and skill in designing an experiment, collecting data, analyzing data, and writing a complete APA Empirical Paper.
The specific objective of the Critical Assignment for PSY 460 is to enhance the student’s ability to collect data using the scientific method including: analyzing data, writing a complete empirical paper, and preparing the paper for publication. This critical assignment will demonstrate the student understands the importance of science in the field of psychology for advancing knowledge. Each student will also demonstrate how to input data, analyze the data, and finally evaluate the output of a statistical analysis. These skills will allow the student to become competent in data analysis, which is necessary for obtaining a job in the psychology field or for entering graduate school. In PSY 460, each student will have a topic to empirically investigate in the field of psychology and will develop a literature review, hypothesis, and method section. After this study has been approved by the IRB committee, the student will begin to collect data and then analyze the data. Students will then analyze their data and finally demonstrate that they can disseminate their findings in a complete APA empirical paper.
Specifically, the assignment will be in APA format, have a title page, abstract, literature review, method section, results section, discussion section, reference section, appendix, and complete IRB proposal.
Specific Guidelines in conducting the experiment:
- Have a 10-page empirical paper in APA format
- Use peer-reviewed literature to support their research hypothesis
- Demonstrate the correct sections of an APA empirical paper
- Conduct research under the APA ethical guidelines
- Analyze data using statistical software
- For your final paper you will be conducting an experiment from a data set your professor has provided. You must perform the following analysis:
One Relational Analysis (e.g., Correlation or Regression analysis)
Two Parametric Analysis with at least one that has an Experimental manipulation of an independent variable
(e.g., t-test, One-Way ANOVA, Two-Way ANOVA, MANOVA)
One Non-Parametric Analysis (e.g., Chi Square)
You will be completing the 3 analysis and the writing the complete paper.
The order in which you complete this study should follow these 3 stages:
Stage 1:Once your decide on your study you should first write your proposal. This will be the part of the paper that included the title page, lit review, purpose, hypothesis, Method section and Reference section.
Stage 2: After your propose your study you will analyze the data and determine if your hypotheses are supported or not.
Stage 3: For the final stage you will complete the paper by writing the Results and the Discussion section along with Tables and Figures in the Appendix.
This paper should be 10-15 Pages.
You must have at least 20 Peer review sources.
You need SPSS software to access the data
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