PSY110 Week 2: Assignment 1: Description of Research Methodology

 

PSY110 Social Psychology Assignment 1: Description of Research Methodology

 

Due Jan 13, 2017

 

In this assignment, you will write an essay about the research methods and ethical implications of a social psychology study. You will get information about the study from one of the entries in the SPARQ “Solutions Catalog”, which is a web site maintained by Stanford University at https://sparq.stanford.edu/solutions?&& . SPARQ is an acronym for “Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions.” Each entry in the Solutions Catalog names a problem, and then offers a solution to that problem, based on a research study in social psychology. 

 

To keep this assignment short and manageable, your only sources for this assignment should be from the SPARQ site and your course materials , such as your textbook. There is no need for you to cite any of the course materials. Therefore, no additional citations or references are needed, beyond those from the SPARQ site. 

 

In this exercise, you will choose one of the entries in the SPARC site, and then write three (3) page paper that meets the following requirements.

 Begin your paper with a short introductory statement that clearly identifies the article from the SPARQ site that you are using, as well as the corresponding research article.  Model your statement after the following example: 

 

The article I selected from the SPARQ website is entitled “Boost Grades by Reframing Failures” (Wilson, n.d.), which summarizes a research article (Wilson & Linville, 1982) on the topic.

 Please note that there are two APA “in-text citations” in this example. The first citation “(Wilson, n.d.)” is an in-text citation for the SPARQ article. The SPARQ articles are undated, which means that there is no date of publication reported. The “n.d.” designation is an abbreviation for “no date”. 

 The second citation “(Wilson & Linville, 1982)”, is an in-text citation to the original research article. We are asking you to cite this paper for practice in using APA, but are not requiring you to read the original paper. Normally, you should cite only those articles that you actually read and used, but we’re making an exception here for the purposes of practice. 

 Briefly summarize the main details of your chosen social psychology research study. Identify the main research method(s) used in the study (e.g., case study, experiment, observation, etc.). Explain whether or not you believe the research methodology that the researchers used in the study was the most appropriate for the study. Provide a rationale for your response. Discuss whether or not you believe the research methodology used in the study is the one (1) method that provides researchers with the most information in general. Explain the main reasons why or why not. Explain the major ethical implications of the selected study (e.g., informed consent, debriefing, etc.). Describe the main reasons why you believe the study was or was not ethical. Provide a rationale for your response. The final section of your paper will be a reference section that contains a corresponding reference for both of the in-text citations in your introductory statement (see point #1, above). In APA-style citations, in-text citations must match up with a reference in the reference section. You can model your reference section after the following: 

 

Wilson, T. D. (n.d.). Boost grades by reframing failures.  Retrieved from https://sparq.stanford.edu/solutions/boost-grades-reframing-failures
Wilson, T. D. & Linville, P.W. (1982).  Improving the academic performance of college freshmen:  attribution therapy revisited.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 42 (2), 367-376.

 These examples follow the APA conventions for an Internet article, and a professional journal article, respectively. 

 

  Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 150

Assignment 1: Description of Research Methodology

Criteria  

Unacceptable
Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations
60-69% D  

Fair
70-79% C  

Proficient
80-89% B  

Exemplary
90-100% A

1. Briefly summarize the main details of your chosen social psychology research study. Identify the main research method(s) used in the study (e.g., case study, experiment, observation, etc.).
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized the main details of your chosen social psychology research study. Did not submit or incompletely identified the main research method(s) used in the study (e.g., case study, experiment, observation, etc.).

Insufficiently summarized the main details of your chosen social psychology research study. Insufficiently identified the main research method(s) used in the study (e.g., case study, experiment, observation, etc.).

Partially summarized the main details of your chosen social psychology research study. Partially identified the main research method(s) used in the study (e.g., case study, experiment, observation, etc.).

Satisfactorily summarized the main details of your chosen social psychology research study. Satisfactorily identified the main research method(s) used in the study (e.g., case study, experiment, observation, etc.).

Thoroughly summarized the main details of your chosen social psychology research study. Thoroughly identified the main research method(s) used in the study (e.g., case study, experiment, observation, etc.).

2. Explain whether or not you believe the research methodology that the researchers used in the study was the most appropriate for the study. Provide a rationale for your response.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely explained whether or not you believe the research methodology that the researchers used in the study was the most appropriate for the study. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.

Insufficiently explained whether or not you believe the research methodology that the researchers used in the study was the most appropriate for the study. Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response.

Partially explained whether or not you believe the research methodology that the researchers used in the study was the most appropriate for the study. Partially provided a rationale for your response.

Satisfactorily explained whether or not you believe the research methodology that the researchers used in the study was the most appropriate for the study. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.

Thoroughly explained whether or not you believe the research methodology that the researchers used in the study was the most appropriate for the study. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.

3. Discuss whether or not you believe the research methodology used in the study is the one (1) method that provides researchers with the most information in general. Explain the main reasons why or why not.
Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed whether or not you believe the research methodology used in the study is the one (1) method that provides researchers with the most information in general. Did not submit or incompletely explained the main reasons why or why not.

Insufficiently discussed whether or not you believe the research methodology used in the study is the one (1) method that provides researchers with the most information in general. Insufficiently explained the main reasons why or why not.

Partially discussed whether or not you believe the research methodology used in the study is the one (1) method that provides researchers with the most information in general. Partially explained the main reasons why or why not.

Satisfactorily discussed whether or not you believe the research methodology used in the study is the one (1) method that provides researchers with the most information in general. Satisfactorily explained the main reasons why or why not.

Thoroughly discussed whether or not you believe the research methodology used in the study is the one (1) method that provides researchers with the most information in general. Thoroughly explained the main reasons why or why not.

4. Explain the major ethical implications of the selected study (e.g., informed consent, debriefing, etc.). Describe the main reasons why you believe the study was or was not ethical. Provide a rationale for your response.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely explained the major ethical implications of the selected study (e.g., informed consent, debriefing, etc.). Did not submit or incompletely described the main reasons why you believe the study was or was not ethical. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your response.

Insufficiently explained the major ethical implications of the selected study (e.g., informed consent, debriefing, etc.). Insufficiently described the main reasons why you believe the study was or was not ethical. Insufficiently provided a rationale for your response.

Partially explained the major ethical implications of the selected study (e.g., informed consent, debriefing, etc.). Partially described the main reasons why you believe the study was or was not ethical. Partially provided a rationale for your response.

Satisfactorily explained the major ethical implications of the selected study (e.g., informed consent, debriefing, etc.). Satisfactorily described the main reasons why you believe the study was or was not ethical. Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your response.

Thoroughly explained the major ethical implications of the selected study (e.g., informed consent, debriefing, etc.). Thoroughly described the main reasons why you believe the study was or was not ethical. Thoroughly provided a rationale for your response.

5. Writing / Support for ideas
Weight: 10%

Never uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Rarely uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Partially uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Mostly uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Consistently uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas. 

6. Writing / Grammar and mechanics
Weight: 10%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Consistently free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

7. Introductory statement has in-text citations for SPARQ article and the original research article.
Weight: 5%

Introductory statement omitted or lacks in-text citations.

In-text citation for at least one of the articles is provided

Partly correct in-text citations are provided for both the SPARQ article and the original research article.

Mostly correct in-text citations are provided for both the SPARQ article and the original research article.

Correct in-text citations are provided for both the SPARQ article and the original research article.

8. Reference section has references for the SPARQ article and the original research article.
Weight: 5%

References omitted or do not match introductory statement.

Reference for at least one of the articles is provided.

Partly correct references are provided for both the SPARQ article and the original research article.

Mostly correct references are provided for both the SPARQ article and the original research article.

Correct references are provided for both the SPARQ article and the original research article.

 

 

 

 

 

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