Research Methods, psychology homework help

Unit 9 Assignment

Pick a topic of interest that you would want to study. It is recommended, but not required, to use the same topic you have used for prior learning activities.

What is your topic?

What is your research question?

What is your hypothesis?

Complete the table below:

Single Case Design

How could this method be used with your study question? Describe in 2–3 sentences how you could create a study with this design.

What are possible strengths of this approach?

What are limitations of this approach?

Observational Design

How could this method be used with your study question? Describe in 2–3 sentences how you could create a study with this design.

What are possible strengths of this approach?

What are limitations of this approach?

Survey Design

How could this method be used with your study question? Describe in 2–3 sentences how you could create a study with this design.

What are possible strengths of this approach?

What are limitations of this approach?

Quasi-Experimental Design

How could this method be used with your study question? Describe in 2–3 sentences how you could create a study with this design.

What are possible strengths of this approach?

What are limitations of this approach?

Single Factor Experimental Design

How could this method be used with your study question? Describe in 2–3 sentences how you could create a study with this design.

What are possible strengths of this approach?

What are limitations of this approach?

If you had a grant to study your topic of interest, which of these designs would you use?

Why?

In a minimum of three pages, write the methods and discussion section of a research paper using the selected design. You can choose to discuss results that confirm your hypothesis or results that disconfirm your hypothesis. In the discussion section, be sure to discuss limitations to your study, ways that future research could overcome these limitations and provide further information, and ways that professionals could use the results of your study. Be sure to include a title and reference page, in APA format. Per APA format, all pages should also have a running head.

Compose your paper in a Word document

  • Title and Reference pages are required
  • The viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
  • The paper should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling)
  • The writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful
  • APA formatting and citation style should be followed (please visit the KU Writing Center for more information, tutorials, etc. regarding APA citation and formatting style)
  • 3-5 pages in length
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