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The pu

rpose of this research project wa

s to teach you the entire process of conducting a thorough

literature review, crafting a hypothesis based on a reading of that literature, designing an experiment to

test that hypothesis, analyzing the data, and discussing how those data support or refute

what we know

about our research topic. In short, this assignment

wa

s designed to teach you how to be a researcher. In

class we have discuss

ed

the background for our study and

by the time you finish this paper you will have

read at least four (ideally man

y more) research articles related to

y

our study

.

As a class we designed our

study and collected our data. Those data have now been analyzed and discussed in the classroom and it is

time to put together a formal report on these findings. Thankfully, you

have already written most of the

background and proposed method for this study. As such, the first job you have is to make changes,

corrections, and revisions to the Introduction and Method section (and any other sections) of your graded

Research Proposal

. You will be turning this in, along with the grade sheet, with your Final Research

Paper. The next step is to report your findings, evaluate both their impact as well as the generalizability

and limitations of your study, and make plans for future resea

rch directions that follow from these data.

The assignment:

Complete the second research article analysis assignment on

relevant

articles of your choosing.

Make revisions, corrections, changes to your Research Proposal.

Write an APA style Results section

describing the pattern of effects we observed in our data.

Remember this requires a graphical form (you are required to create both a Table and a Figure

and to include these in the Appendix), a statistical form (reporting the results of hypothesis tests)

,

and narrative form (describing the patterns in plain English).

Write a thorough Discussion that addresses the importance of the findings, their relevance to

existing theory discussed in the Introduction, and potential limitations of the research design,

participants, etc. The Discussion (and possibly your Introduction) should include reference to

research that you have found in your second article analyses as well as independent research.

Turn in a

Final Research Paper with Title Page, Abstract, Introduc

tion, Method, Results,

Discussion, References, and Appendix (with at least one Table and at least one Figure).

Collect a full set of data from at least 8 participants. Collected more? Extra credit is likely.

More Details

No specific page requirement

maximum

but as a guideline,

12

16

pages of written text is a good

target length (that does not include title page

, abstract,

or references)

Both the Research Proposal (Introduction and Method) and Final Paper will be submitted via

Canvas and checked for pl

agiarism.

Times New Roman or Calibri, 12pt font, double

spaced, 1” margins.

Use APA

7

th

ed. for all references, section headings, and other formatting

and language

.

Absolutely no quotations are allowed!!

Experimental Psychology

Final

Research

Paper

Grading Rubric

SECTION OF PAPER/PROJECT

POINTS

Revisions to Previous Paper

All necessary corrections to the

Introduction

have been made without adding new errors.

/20

All necessary corrections to the

Method

have been made without adding new errors.

/20

All necessary corrections to

APA Style

have been made without adding new errors.

/10

Total for Revisions:

/50

Abstract

Summarizes importance of research, including important methodological and data details, and

major impacts in less than 250 words.

Total for Abstract:

/

1

5

Results

Remind reader of hypotheses.

/5

Conduct and report all appropriate statistical tests for all hypotheses.

/15

Clearly summarize main effects and interactions, avoiding theoretical interpretation.

/15

Make clear reference to table(s) and figure(s)

/5

Total for

Results

:

/

4

0

Discussion

Theoretical conclusions

. How do your data (dis)agree with existing research? For example,

what theories are supported or called into question?

/25

R

eal

world implications

. Obviously we conducted this study to learn about real

world

behaviors. What have we learned from this study about those behaviors?

/20

Identify any limitations of your study, participants, setting, and generalizability.

/15

What future directions are there for your study? No study answers all questions. What

questions remain to be answered in future research on this topic?

/15

/

75

Writing Style & APA Format

References Page is in correct APA

7

th

ed. format.

/3

Structure, headers, in

text citations are in correct APA 6

th

ed. format.

/7

Paper is free from grammatical and spelling errors.

/5

Overall writing is concise, informative, clear, and generally well

written.

/5

Total for Style &

Format:

/20

Experimental Psychology

Final

Research

Paper

Grading Rubric

Additional Details

Table(s) and Figure(s) are clear

/

10

Tasks were voted on to determine research project design.

/10

Data were collected from all eight participants and turned in on time.

/

2

0

Second research article analysis completed and on

time.

/10

Total for

Additional Details

:

/5

0

Total for

Revisions

:

/50

Total for

Abstract

:

/

1

5

Total for Results:

/40

Total for Discussion:

/75

Total for Style & Format:

/20

Total for

Additional Details

:

/5

0

Total Grade on

Final

Research

Paper