Project #92096 - Research Methods in Psychology

. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double‐spaced pages; refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements.

 

In Lesson 4, you submitted a review of the literature (article summaries), a proposed research question, and a hypothesis related to the topic of self-directed learning.

 

Read over all the comments and suggestions you received for your past submission. Use these comments to improve your final submission. Review the grading rubric to make sure you have included all the necessary components.

 

For this assignment, you will submit the remainder of the research paper, including the components below:

 

1.     Proposed Methods (1 double-spaced page)

a.      Proposed design of the study

b.     Proposed participants (sample) you would use

c.      Proposed materials and apparatus

d.     Description of procedure

 

2.     Proposed Results (1 double-spaced page)

a.      What statistical analysis you will use to analyze your results

b.     Any supplemental analysis you might run if your hypothesis was not supported

c.      A figure of your predicted trends (remember to keep it in APA style)

 

3.     Proposed Discussion (2 double-spaced pages)

a.      A restatement of hypotheses and whether they were supported (based on your proposed results)

b.     Connecting your results to past research

c.      Alternative explanation for results

d.     Limitations of research

e.      Generalizability of findings

 

4.     References

 

 

Everything will be attached  

 

Additional instructor's comments about your submission

PS370 Lesson 4 HGA Rubric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

Exemplary

Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

Unacceptable

Score

Comments/Notes

Article Summary - Chao (2012) (10 points)

10 points 

8 points 

5 points 

2 points 

10.00

Scott,  Thank you for your submission!  You provided a clear, logical summary of the article, along with a pretty clear, basically logical description of the purpose, methods, results, and what you would have done differently.   Good synthesis as well!  Make sure to keep paraphrasing to a minimum as well.  Keep in mind the 80/20 rule - 80% original content and 20% cited academic credible information.   

Student provides a clear, logical summary of the article, along with a clear, logical description of the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently.

Student provides a mostly clear, logical summary of the article, along with a mostly clear, logical description of the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently.

Student provides a partially clear, logical summary of the article, along with a partially clear, logical description of at least 3 of the following: the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently.

Student provides a weak or unclear summary of the article, along with a weak or unclear description of at least 2 of the following: the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently.

Article Summary - Orawiwatnakul & Wichadee (2011) (10 points)

10 points 

8 points 

5 points 

2 points 

10.00

Student provides a clear, logical summary of the article, along with a mostly clear, logical description of the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently.

Student provides a clear, logical summary of the article, along with a clear, logical description of the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently.

Student provides a mostly clear, logical summary of the article, along with a mostly clear, logical description of the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently.

Student provides a partially clear, logical summary of the article, along with a partially clear, logical description of at least 3 of the following: the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently.

Student provides a weak or unclear summary of the article, along with a weak or unclear description of at least 2 of the following: the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently.

Article Summary - student's choice (15 points)

15 points 

12 points 

8 points 

5 points 

15.00

The article does relate to self-directed learning per the requirements 

Student provides a clear, logical summary of the article, along with a clear, logical description of the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently. The article clearly relates to self-directed learning.

Student provides a mostly clear, logical summary of the article, along with a mostly clear, logical description of the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently. The article relates to self-directed learning.

Student provides a partially clear, logical summary of the article, along with a partially clear, logical description of at least 3 of the following: the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently. The article relates to self-directed learning.

Student provides a weak or unclear summary of the article, along with a weak or unclear description of at least 2 of the following: the purpose, methods, results, and what he/she would have done differently. The article loosely relates to self-directed learning.

Proposed Research Question (15 points)

15 points 

12 points 

8 points 

5 points 

15.00

Student provides a clear, logical, original research question along with at least 2 clear, logical supporting facts from the previous research justifying the need for his/her proposed study.  Make sure to clearly label per APA guidelines.  Labeling is a requirement of APA formatting.  This really is not in APA format.

Student provides a clear, logical, original research question along with at least 2 clear, logical supporting facts from the previous research justifying the need for his/her proposed study.

Student provides a mostly clear, logical, original research question along with at least 2 mostly clear, logical supporting facts from the previous research justifying the need for his/her proposed study.

Student provides a partially clear, logical, original research question along with at least 1 partially clear, logical supporting fact from the previous research justifying the need for his/her proposed study.

Student provides a weak or unclear research question along with at least 1 weak or unclear supporting fact from the previous research justifying the need for his/her proposed study.

Hypothesis (15 points)

15 points 

12 points 

8 points 

5 points 

14.00

Student provides a basically clear, logical hypothesis along with at least 1 partially clear, logical supporting fact to justify his/her hypothesis.  

Student provides a clear, logical hypothesis along with at least 2 clear, logical supporting facts to justify his/her hypothesis.

Student provides a mostly clear, logical hypothesis along with at least 2 mostly clear, logical supporting facts to justify his/her hypothesis.

Student provides a partially clear, logical hypothesis along with at least 1 partially clear, logical supporting fact to justify his/her hypothesis.

Student provides a weak or unclear hypothesis along with at least 1 weak or unclear supporting fact to justify his/her hypothesis.

Description of Study (10 points)

10 points 

8 points 

5 points 

2 points 

10.00

Student provides a clear, logical description of the proposed study, correctly identifying the independent and dependent variables.

Student provides a clear, logical description of the proposed study, correctly identifying the independent and dependent variables.

Student provides a mostly clear, logical description of the proposed study, correctly identifying the independent and dependent variables.

Student provides a partially clear, logical description of the proposed study, correctly identifying the independent and/or dependent variables.

Student provides a weak or unclear description of the proposed study, correctly identifying the independent and/or dependent variables.

Mechanics (10 Points)

10 points 

8 points 

5 points 

2 points 

9.00

Carefully proofread - there are a few errors with grammar

Student does not make any errors in grammar or spelling, especially those that distract the reader from the content.

Student makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Student makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Student makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Format - APA Format, Citations, Organization, Transitions (15 Points)

15 points 

12 points 

8 points 

5 points 

15.00

Good command of APA formatting!  Minor errors.

The paper is written in proper APA and organizational format. All sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited correctly. Excellent organization, including a variety of thoughtful transitions.

The paper is written in proper format with only 1-2 errors. All sources used for quotes and facts are credible, and most are cited correctly. Adequate organization includes a variety of appropriate transitions.

The paper is written in proper format with only 3-5 errors. Most sources used for quotes and facts are credible and cited correctly. Essay is poorly organized, but may include a few effective transitions.

The paper is not written in proper format. Many sources used for quotes and facts are less than credible (suspect) and/or are not cited correctly. Essay is disorganized and does not include effective transitions.

Total Score

 

 

 

 

98.00

 

Bettye P Griffin, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

 

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