opic – personality and executive functioning
Abstract
Introduction
Literature Review– 10 psych articles
Hypothesis
Methodology——— participant, measure, setting, procedure, research design, statistical analysis
Project Result 
Discussion
Reference
Appendix
Consent form 

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TITLE

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Is the title sufficiently specific

 

 

 

 

 

Is the title reasonably concise

 

 

 

 

 

Are the primary variables referred to in the title

 

 

 

 

 

Is the title effective and appropriate

 

 

 

 

 

Does the title provide important information about the research

 

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT

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Clearly summarizes proposal

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose of the study referred to or clearly implied

 

 

 

 

 

States the research question or hypothesis/es

 

 

 

 

 

Mentions highlights of the research methodology

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights of the results described

 

 

 

 

 

Addresses something about conclusion

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

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Identifies a specific problem area

 

 

 

 

 

Establishes the importance of the problem area

 

 

 

 

 

States the main topic or purpose of the study

 

 

 

 

 

Clearly defines variables/terms or concepts utilized

 

 

 

 

 

Does the specific research purpose, questions or hypotheses logically flow from the introductory material

 

 

 

 

 

LITERATURE REVIEW

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Cites relevant back ground information

 

 

 

 

 

References are dated and current

 

 

 

 

 

Shows how study derives from or build on other studies

 

 

 

 

 

Provides evidence in support of thesis

 

 

 

 

 

Refutes or acknowledges evidence against thesis

 

 

 

 

 

Review of literature clearly outlines the topic

Provides some conclusion about the appropriateness of previous studies to present study

 

 

 

 

 

Notes any gaps in the literature

 

 

 

 

 

HYPOTHESIS

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Clearly states what you expect to find

 

 

 

 

 

States the relationship between the independent variable and the dependent variable

 

 

 

 

 

States the direction of the relationship if appropriate

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY

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Participants

 

 

 

 

 

Includes adequate description of participants and how they will be selected

 

 

 

 

 

Describes relevant demographics of the sample

 

 

 

 

 

Is the overall size of the sample adequate for the research question

 

 

 

 

 

Measures

 

 

 

 

 

Includes a section on materials, instruments and apparatus with adequate description of each measure

 

 

 

 

 

Reliability and validity information on measures if available

 

 

 

 

 

Are measures appropriate for proving hypothesis/es

 

 

 

 

 

Methodology

 

 

 

 

 

Describes how participants will be selected from the general population and assigned to groupings.

 

 

 

 

 

Clearly describes what is to be done to participants and how it will be done

 

 

 

 

 

Describes how the variables will be  manipulated and measured

 

 

 

 

 

Includes informed consent form

 

 

 

 

 

Setting is appropriate for collection of type of data

 

 

 

 

 

Statistical Design

 

 

 

 

 

States and justifies the type of research design and statistical tests that will be utilized

 

 

 

 

 

Research design and statistical tests should be appropriate to answer research question or confirm/reject hypothesis

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECTED RESULTS

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Results should be directly related to the hypothesis and reported in logical segments

 

 

 

 

 

Projected findings should be clear to the reader

 

 

 

 

 

Findings should show the projected relationship between the independent variable and dependent variable

 

 

 

 

 

Tables or graphs should be used when appropriate to clarify results

 

 

 

 

 

DISCUSSION

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Briefly summarize the purpose of the study

 

 

 

 

 

States how the projected results relate to the purpose

 

 

 

 

 

Addresses  the generalizability of  the projected results to populations outside of the sample

 

 

 

 

 

Examines any alternative ways to  interpret results

 

 

 

 

 

Addresses methodological limitations

 

 

 

 

 

Addresses the implications of these findings

 

 

 

 

 

Includes suggestions for future research

 

 

 

 

 

Are the results discussed in terms of the literature cited in the introduction

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES

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References should be properly cited in APA format

 

 

 

 

 

All works cited should be in reference section

 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX

 

 

 

 

 

Consent form included following IRB guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

Sample surveys, interviewing protocol, tests and measurements used should be included

 

 

 

 

 

MECHANICS

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No errors in punctuation, capitalization, and spelling

 

 

 

 

 

No errors in sentence structure and word usage

 

 

 

 

 

Paragraphs are well developed and transitions are used to enhance organization

 

 

 

 

 

Writing style is focused

 

 

 

 

 

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