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://www.sciencedaily.com/news/mind_brain/ · Scroll down to where it says ³Browse News Stories´ · Find an article you are interested in reading. Try to find one no older than 3 months old. · Click on that article. On the right hand side click the ³save or email ´ icon. · Read the article, then complete as in example below: · Copy and Paste the article to the last page of this assignment. Be sure that whatever article you choose adheres to the following criteria:
The article must deal with PSYCHOLOGY / Sociology or Neuroscience. The article must involve HUMAN subjects, or may be applied to human subjects.
STEP 2: In a 2-3 page paper: No Cover Sheet is necessary. Type your information in the TOP, Right corner. Include your name, PSY150-"your section # ", Research Methods Assignment, and the date, each on a separate line. This Heading should be SINGLE SPACED, the rest of the paper should be DOUBLE SPACED. Use 1 inch margins on all sides, 12 point Arial or Calbri font. Punctuation, grammar, and capitalization all count! Write in clear, complete, sentences. Write as if I (the reader) knows nothing about your project. This will help ensure you are clear in what you write. Up to 25 points can be lost due to grammar, spelling, format, etc. Your paper should include the following information: 1. Explain what made you choose this article. (Why does this subject interest you?)- at least 1 paragraph 2. Read the article and write a short, 2-4 paragraph summary of the article in your own words. In your own words DOES NOT mean changing one or two words in the sentence of the article. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will land you a grade of ZERO AND will be cause for disciplinary ac 3. Identify the following in the next paragraph: y What Type of Research Method is this? (Is it a formal experiment, a correlational study, a survey, meta-analysis, case study, or Natural observation?)
If it is a Formal Experiment, · Identify the Independent Variable HOW? Ask yourself what the researcher is changing from one group to another. · Identify the dependent Variable HOW?: Ask yourself what the researcher is measuring. · Identify the Experimental Group: This group of people get the independent variable · Identify WHAT the experimenter is using to measure the dependent variable If it is a correlational study, · Identify the 2 variables in the correlation · Identify if it is a negative or positive correlation ±explain your answer. (Ex: this is an negative correlation because«.) If this is a Survey, Case Study, or Natural Observation (rare) · Explain why it was necessary for the researchers to use this type of research method rather than either of the other types. 4. Next Paragraph, Identify what the researchers found out from doing this study 5. Next Paragraph, Describe the practical applications you see for the results in this study (What can be done with the information learned from doing this study?) Be
ITEM 1. Identify what the researchers found out from doing this study 6. 4.. Type of Research Method & applicable questions 5. The student will receive a grade of ZERO if the article is not attached to the last page of the paper. EX: Since we now know that«. Read the article and write a short.. 2. Explain how the information can be presented or distributed or monitored etc. That¶s too vague. We can also use this research to come up with better treatments to help people stop smoking because now we know that«. 2-3 paragraph summary of the article in your own words. Describe the practical applications you see for the results in this study POINTS POSSIBLE 10 20 40 10 20 .specific here: Don¶t just say ³this information can help people stop smoking´. we can put this information on cigarette ads so that people can make informed choices. Explain what made you choose this article 3.