RESEARCH REVIEW ASSIGNMENT
Hypothesis Statement Due: 9/27
Research Project Due: 10/20
It is important to note that there will be no extensions for this assignment, so please do not put off doing the assignment until the final hours. It is your responsibility to let me know what questions you may have. If I do not hear from you, I will assume that all is fine.
The research review project is designed to expose students to research methodologies within the field of psychology. Your hypothesis must be related to the field of psychology! Below is a template you can use to build your project. You do not have to fill this in, but make sure all of the components identified below are included in your research project.
Part A: Your Hypothesis – This section is due on 9/27 and needs to be also included in your final submission on 10/20.
Now, write your research questions by filling in the variables you are interested in.
Is __________________________related to ____________________?
Now, what do you think will happen with the variables you identified above? Write in your variables and circle increases, decreases, or stay the same to express what you predict.
If __________________ [increases/decreases], then __________________ [increases/decreases/stays the same].
Identify: Independent variable: ______________________ Dependent variable: ____________________.
Part B: Journal Articles Worksheet
For the second part of this project, you need to select one research journal article related to your hypothesis. The articlemust be an empirical article describing a sociological study related to your topic of interest. The Article must come from professional literature using the NCCC Library databases. NCCC offers a number of full-text databases so that professional articles are relatively easy to find. As you begin to explore your research topic, it will be clear that some articles are more relevant to your hypothesis than others. Choose one that you believe are closest to your hypothesis. Read the article and fill out a Journal Article Worksheet.
Part B: Journal Article Worksheet
(this is to be submitted with the rest of the assignment)
Date Published:_____________ Journal Name:___________________________________
Volume #________ Issue # _______ Page Number Range: ___________
If _____________________________ [increases/decreases], then ________________________________ [increases/decreases/stays the same].
How were the people in the sample selected (e.g. randomly from a population)
Results and Discussion
Part C: Write-up
Provide the following in 2-3 paragraphs:
Part D: Reference (Please delete the format and example provided prior to submitting)
Please present the article in APA format at the bottom of the assignment.
The correct format for online journal articles in an APA reference list:
Author(s), year of publication, article title (not in italics and only the first word capitalized unless a proper noun), journal name (in italics), volume number (in italics), issue number, page number range of the article (if available), URL or journal home page.
Hsing, Y., Baraya, A., &Budden, M. (2005). Macroeconomic policies and economic growth: The case of Costa Rica. Journal of Applied Business Research, 21(2), 105–112. Retrieved from http://journals.cluteonline.com/index.php/JABR/