In this assignment, students will summarize what they have learned throughout the class related to psychological research methods.
Thus, students are required to imagine and write about a research design they would like to conduct. It can be a non-experimental (naturalistic, quantitative, existing data research, survey and correlational), quasi-experimental and experimental research designs (one-group, nonequivalent control group, time series, single-case experimental, or between-subjects).
2. Content Pages
a) Introduction (1-2 pages): Identify a problem. Determine your area of interest. Review the literature and develop a research hypothesis/question/goal.
b) Methods (2-3 pages): Develop a research plan. Define the variables being tested. Identify participants or subjects and determine how to sample them. Select a research strategy and design. Evaluate the ethics of the proposed research.
d) Strengths and weaknesses of your study (1/2 page). Include 3-5 academically written paragraphs that express the strengths and weaknesses of your research project.