This is a graded discussion: 5 points possible

due Sep 14

Week 2 – Discussion 2

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Mini-Research Proposal

When evaluating research, it is important to consider gaps that exist in the current knowledge base. Reflecting on the research that you did for your Annotated Bibliography last week, think of an area in the research that seems to be lacking or in which there is a controversy. You will do this by first coming up with an appropriate applied social psychology research question. Review the
Writing a Good Research Question (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. web page, which explains how to formulate a research question and provides examples of research questions. Then, you will create a short presentation (either a screencast or PowerPoint recording) in which you will propose your idea for a study or an experiment to try and answer your research question.

Your research proposal presentation must include the following:

  • Your clearly stated research question
  • Your hypothesis
  • An explanation as to why this topic of research is important/necessary
  • Scientific support for your hypothesis (drawn from annotated bibliography)
  • An explanation of the research design (experimental or non-experimental)
  • A description of the procedure that explains
    • How many participants you will need
    • What participants will do to complete the study
    • What results you expect to find

Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers. In your responses, ask your fellow classmates some follow-up questions or provide suggestions. You may want to ask your classmates to clarify some things, identify some potential issues they may want to consider, and provide them with some suggestions for the study. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. MST on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post.

 
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