An example of the assignment is attached below
Search the literature for research on a topic of your interest
Find and read 6 primary research paper then organize, summarize and draw conclusions regarding the information in the research references.
Think critically about the information in the primary references. Were there any problems with the research? What needs to be done next
From the critical thinking in step 4, develop a specific hypothesis regarding your primary references.
Design a methodologically sound study to answer your specific hypothesis.
Remember,the focus of this research paper is on methodology
. Thus you should write the methodological part of the paper first. This will ensure that you have the correct focus. Once the method section is complete,
write a 2-3 page introduction to your topic that logically leads the reader to your detailed methodology. The final paragraph in your introduction should include a testable hypothesis or two. The methodological section should be
followed by a brief results section (just a sentence or two outlining the major statistical technique used and the main finding of your study – e.g., group differences). Once you report the main results, you will need a discussion/conclusion section and finally the reference section. The fictional data and detailed statistical analysis that you will perform to test your hypothesis are to be presented in the poster component of this assignment (i.e., showcase/graph group differences, correlations, etc..
Reread your background research and proposed methodology again and again. It should end up being a very logical report that uses APA .Create some fictional data for your proposed methodology in your research paper. Use a minimum of 20 subjects. Analyze it using SPSS (i.e., find the means of your groups and graph them; produce a scatterplot, etc.). Prepare a poster that you would use at a psychological conference to present your research. A poster normally consists of a number of 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper attached to a piece of poster board. Simply prepare the sheets and submit them in a Word or PowerPoint file format
The poster should include the following:
•Title of the poster, your name, and your research affiliation (e.g., University of Manitoba)
•Introduction (brief and bulleted)
•Method(detailed and bulleted; flowcharts are nice)
• Results (detailed and bulleted; graphs, charts, and tables with captions are nice
•Conclusions (brief and bulleted)
•References Presentation style guidelines:
•Use font large enough so that people will be able to read it from approximately
two metres away(12-point font will NOTdo)
•Use bullets. Only provide the necessary details!
•Limit the amount of text to just what you need to get your point across. The text for most sections (except possibly the results section), should be succinct enough to fit on one or twopages at most.
Use tables and figures to present the results of each group from your fictitious data.
•Don’t forget to number and include captions that describe your figures/tables