PSY550 All Assignments – August 2017

PSY 550 Week 8 Discussion 1 & 2

dq 1

Design a 10-12 slide PowerPoint presentation (not including title and reference slides) focusing on the Research Proposal: Project Paper (submitted last week). Consider aforementioned elements in the Research Proposal:

1. Introduction/Hypothesis

2. Method

3. Results

4. Discussion

5. Figures and Tables (total of two from paper)

Make sure your reference slide matches the references from your proposal.

Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it. Please ensure the speaker notes include a minimum of 50 words.

 

dq 2

A researcher computed theF ratio for a four-group experiment. The computed F is 4.86. The degrees of freedom are 3 for the numerator and 16 for the denominator.

1. Is the computed value ofF significant atp < .05? Explain.

2. Is it significant atp < .01? Explain.

 

 

 

 

 

PSY 550 Week 2 Benchmark – Article Critique 

 

Details:

View the library tutorial on using the databases and the empirical journal checklist. Find a scholarly peer reviewed journal from the library. Select a research study (complete with Method, Results, and Discussion sections).

In 750-1,000 words, analyze the article.

1. List the research question(s)/hypothesis being considered in the article.

2. Summarize the study being conducted, including the purpose of the study.

3. Describe the method and design used to test the research question(s)/hypothesis, including:

o Discuss if you believe the method and design was the correct method and design for the study. If not what would your suggestion for method and design be.

o Describe the variables, how they were defined and operationalized.

1. Discuss if the study is ethically sound. Why or why not. What elements are present, or lacking, to show it is ethically sound.

Include at least two to four scholarly sources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 3.2: Critically evaluate psychological research; 3.4: Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice; and 4.1 Effective writing for scientific purposes.

 

PSY 550 Week 3 Informed Consent and Debriefing Assignment

etails:

Psychology students need the ability to create informed consent and debriefing forms that adequately state the purpose of studies to the participants in an ethical manner. In your capstone class (your last class), it is an expectation that you have a created a consent and debriefing form for your research proposal. It could be beneficial if you create this assignment around the topic you would like to research.

Before you begin the assignment, view theAPA website and read the ethics listings.

Using the Library, research consent and debriefing forms. Locate two to four scholarly resources to support your form.

Create an informed consent form and a debriefing form that explains the nature and true purpose of the study (students may adapt the examples from the textbook, see pages 76-77). Be sure to cite your sources at the conclusion of the document.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSY 550 Midterm exam 

· For each of the research topics listed below, indicate the type of nonexperimental approach that would be most useful and explain why.

1. Pushing ahead in line

2. Daydreaming

3. Locating the most popular painting in an art gallery

4. Studiousness in college students

5. Determining whether a particular patient has improved with psychotherapy.

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· List the main sections (and subsections) of a research report.

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Q3

· Compare and contrast the following terms: (a) test-retest reliability with inter-rater reliability, (b) content validity with both predictive validity and construct validity, and (c) internal validity with external validity.

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Q4

Define and describe the six steps of the scientific method. Give an example of each step.

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When designing survey questions, how would you control for each of the following response styles: (a) willingness to answer, (b) position preference, and (c) yea- or nay-saying?

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· Use Stevens’ model of measurement scales to answer these questions:

1. What type of scale is used when the variable is social class? Explain.

2. What type of scale is used when the variable studied is a Top 40 list of popular songs? Explain.

3. What type of scale is used when the variable studied is intelligence scores (for example, on the Stanford-Binet-R)? Explain.

4. What type of scale is used when the variables studied are low and normal birth weights of newborns? Explain.

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Contrast experimental with quasi-experimental methods; generally speaking, which methods are most useful?

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When is it appropriate for a researcher to use deception in a study? When is it not appropriate? How can the negative effects of deception be minimized?

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Researcher Sandy Beach found a correlation coefficient of +2.3 between variables X and Y. She is thrilled because that correlation is “like, way high.” She also feels that this answer “proves that X is like, causing Y.” What are three problems with Sandy’s conclusions?

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Contrast probability and nonprobability sampling methods; generally speaking, which methods are most useful?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSY 550 Week 5 CLC Assignment 

Details:

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

Before beginning this assignment, each group should submit a filled-in copy of the CLC Agreement Form.

Each CLC team will design a correlational study, groups will need two variables with at least five sets of data. between these two variables: time spent playing video games and aggression.

Then in 500-750 words, do the following:

1. Create a hypothesis for the group’s study. Consider the hypothesis and how the group will define operationally and measure the variables.

2. Describe how the group will obtain a random sample of participants.

3. Assume the study produces a correlation of .56 between the variables. Analyze three possible causal reasons for the relationship.

4. Submit an SPSS output for the correlational study.

Use two to four scholarly resources to support your explanations.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSY 550 week 7 Benchmark Research Proposal 

Using the topic you have developed in PSY-530, write a Research Proposal (2,000-2,500 words) on a topic relevant to the course. To complete the Research Proposal, do the following:

Review the attached document “Research Proposal Guidelines”, as well as Topic 7 lecture section on The Results and Discussion Sections in the Research Proposal for a brief overview pertaining to “how to” complete the assignment.

1. Introductory section: Include hypothesis and a review of the literature.

2. Method section: Include subsections on Participants, Apparatus/Materials/Instruments, Procedure, and Design.

3. Results section: Include statistic, critical values, degrees of freedom, and alpha level.

4. Discussion section: Include interpretation of results, ethical concerns, limitations of study, and suggestions for future research.

5. Figures and Tables section: Include a minimum of two (either two figures, two tables, or a figure and a table).

Include at least 8-10 scholarly references.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies: 3.3: Design an innovative research study and 4.3: Plan and manage the necessary process for the completion of a research project.

 

PSY 550 week 8 CLC Video Game Violence and Aggression Assignment 

Details:

This is a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) assignment.

Before beginning this assignment, each group should submit a filled-in copy of the CLC Agreement Form.

Each CLC team will design a quasi or a true experimental study, investigating the impact of the independent variable on the dependent variable.

Address the following in 500-750 words:

1. Design either a quasi or experimental study to investigate the variables. What is the hypothesis? Describe the types of hypotheses with respect to testing. What does the experimental method allow that the correlation design does not?

2. Identify the independent variable. Identify the dependent variable.

3. Describe how the group will define operationally and measure the variables.

4. Describe how the group will obtain a random sample of participants.

5. Discuss how the group will ensure the study has high internal validity. Will the subjects be assigned randomly to the groups? Why or why not.

6. Are there any ethical concerns about the treatment of participants emerging from the experiment?

7. Consider the data presented, would you uset orFscore? Why? include the appropriate effect size.

8. Submit an SPSS output for the quasi or true experimental study.

Include at least two to four scholarly sources.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.