IMPORTANT: You will be doing this study in class. Everything you propose should be based on using the materials provided and your classmates as participants. Over the next few weeks, you will be participating in other learners’ studies and have your classmate participate in yours. Do not use participants outside of this course.
Materials are provided for three different projects inspired by research found in the literature. For the research proposal, use the same article and materials that you based your literature review on.
There are pre-built materials for three experiments. There are possible variations of design, but choose one of the following. You may not create your own topic or materials without permission from and coordination with the instructor.
Topic 1: Retraction
Review the materials on Retraction. Then, read the following article, as it may help give you ideas on how to design your study:
Topic 2: Myth Busting
Review the material for Myth Busting. Then, read the following article, as it may help give you ideas on how to design your study:
Topic 3: False Balance
Review the material for False Balance. Then, read the following article, as it may help give you ideas on how to design your study:
If you are not satisfied with the materials provided, contact your instructor to get approval to deviate and to examine how the changes may affect your data analysis. Use only materials approved by your instructor.
Next week, you will start to conduct your research study. We conduct research studies to expand our knowledge on how human behavior in the world is evolving. To conduct an effective study, we need to understand theories of development as it relates to our current environment and society.
The first step, however, is to create a research proposal that provides the detailed plan for your experiment. For this assignment, write your research proposal. Be sure to use the Research Proposal Template [DOCX], as it provides context and wording that you should use to help you clearly explain your main points. By using the template, you will cover all of the points below.
Submit your proposal as your deliverable for assessment.
Note: Your instructor may use the Writing Feedback Tool when grading this assignment. The Writing Feedback Tool is designed to provide you with guidance and resources to develop your writing based on five core skills. You will find writing feedback in the Scoring Guide for the assignment, once your work has been evaluated. Learn more about the Writing Feedback Tool on the course Tools and Resources page.
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