Paper #3 Research proposal -- Assignment sheet Spring 2002
The third and final paper assigned in this course is a research proposal. For this assignment, you must choose a topic, do some background research, develop one or more hypotheses, and design a study to test those hypotheses. The paper should have the format of an experimental writeup in APA style, but no actual data collection is required.
The research proposal MUST be emailed to me by Monday, April 29 or your course grade will not be turned in on time! If you want to turn in a hard copy rather than emailing me an electric copy, you must hand in your paper to me by 3:30 P.M. on Friday, April 26.
The research proposal must meet the following criteria:
2. The research design can be a descriptive study, a correlational study, or a true experiment.
What to turn in
The proposal should follow the APA format, including Abstract, Introduction, and Method. The Results and Discussion sections may be quite short, and may be combined into a single section if you prefer. The Results and Discussion section should show what the results would be if the hypotheses were supported, briefly describe the relevant comparisons (e.g., compare group A and B), and briefly describe the implications of the expected results. The criteria for what to include in the other sections are the same as for a regular research writeup. Note that this includes a reference section in APA format.
The entire proposal should
be roughly 6-10 pages in length, and must be typed.
Psychology 201: Basic Research Methods Dr. John A. Johnson Paper #3 Evaluation and comment sheet Spring 2002 NAME ________________________________________ TITLE __________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Title (10) _________ Abstract (10) _________ Introduction (60) _________ Problem statement (20) _______ Background (20) _______ Hypothesis (20) _______ Method (60) _________ Subjects (10) _______ Materials (10) _______ Design (20) _______ Procedure (20) _______ Results & Discussion (30) _________ Expected results (10) _______ Interpretation (20) _______ References (10) _________ Writing (20) _________ TOTAL (200) _________ COMMENTS: