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Introductory Concepts Assignment is designed to assess your understanding of the introductory concepts for research methods and statistics in the field of psychology. Th

 

Homework Grading Rubric

Homework Grading Rubric

CriteriaRatingsPts

Content

54 to >49.0 ptsAdvanced
All or nearly all responses represent the best answer to the question/prompt as indicated in the course materials. Responses are worth 1, 2, 3, or 4 points as indicated on the homework sheet.

49 to >44.0 ptsProficient
Most responses represent the best answer to the question/prompt as indicated in the course materials. Responses are worth 1, 2, 3, or 4 points as indicated on the homework sheet.

44 to >0.0 ptsDeveloping
Some responses represent the best answer to the question/prompt as indicated in the course materials. Responses are worth 1, 2, 3, or 4 points as indicated on the homework sheet.

0 ptsNot Present

54 pts

StructureMechanics/Structure

6 to >5.0 ptsAdvanced
All or nearly all responses meet the instructions specified related to APA formatting of formulas and communication of results. In addition, written answers demonstrate competence in written expression/grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

5 to >4.0 ptsProficient
Most responses meet the instructions specified related to APA formatting of formulas and communication of results. In addition, written answers demonstrate competence in written expression/grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

4 to >0.0 ptsDeveloping
Some responses meet the instructions specified related to APA formatting of formulas and communication of results. In addition, written answers demonstrate competence in written expression/grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

0 ptsNot Present

6 pts

Total Points: 60

PSYC 510

Homework: Introductory Concepts Assignment Instructions

Overview

This Homework: Introductory Concepts Assignment is designed to assess your understanding of the introductory concepts for research methods and statistics in the field of psychology. These concepts will serve as the foundation to understanding how to read and critically evaluate research presented in both nonprofessional and professional settings. These concepts will also begin building skills needed to help you design and produce original research in psychology.

Instructions

Be sure you have reviewed this module’s Learn section before completing this Homework: Introductory Concepts Assignment. This Homework: Introductory Concepts Assignment is worth 60 points. Over a quarter of this grade (16 pts) is earned by inserting your certificate demonstrating completion of the CITI Social & Behavioral Researchers Basic Course (note a minimum of 80% is required to pass the course and receive the certificate) where indicated. Six points are awarded for mechanics/structure. All other point values are next to each question and/or section.

See the Introductory Concepts: CITI Guided Notes document for details on how to complete this portion of the Homework: Introductory Concepts Assignment.

· Directions for each subsection are provided in the top of each table (in the blue shaded areas).

· Answers should be placed where indicated (wherever there is “ANSWER”).

· Submit the file as a WORD document (.doc or .docx). Make sure the filename of your submission includes your full name, course and section.

· Example: HW1_JohnDoe_510B01

Make sure to check the Homework Grading Rubric before beginning this Homework: Introductory Concepts Assignment.

Answer the following short-answer questions using complete sentences. (10 pts)

1. Identify and briefly describe the three criteria that help to define science. (3 pts)

ANSWER:

2. State the five main sections of a journal article. Identify one section and describe why you would go to that section when skimming an article (e.g., what would you expect to find in that section?) (3 pts)

ANSWER:

Test the hypothesis presented in the follow problem: Each of the cards below has a number on one side and a letter on the other side. Two of the cards have their letter side showing and two have their number side showing. Here is a rule: “If a card has a vowel on one side, then it has an even number on the other side”.

Answer the problem and explain how it relates to hypothesis testing, proof, and disproof as discussed in the text.

3. In order to check that the rule is true or false, which card or cards below would you turn over? Turn over only the card or cards that you need to check to be sure. (2 pts)

ANSWER:

4. Explain how it relates to hypothesis testing, proof, and disproof as discussed in the text. (2 pts)

ANSWER:

Answer the following questions related to its associated scenario. (Helpful hint: the “Interact: Introductory Concepts – Practice Worksheet” for this module covers these topics!). 2 pts each = 20 pts

Scenario 1: In a study of the effects of nicotine on concentration, participants who smoke are compared to those who do not on a measure of concentration. Identify the independent variable and dependent variable in this study. Is the independent variable a manipulated variable or a participant variable?

5.

What is the independent variable in this study?

ANSWER:

6.

What is the dependent variable in this study?

ANSWER:

7.

Is the independent variable manipulated or is it a participant / subject variable?

ANSWER:

8.

What type of research method (descriptive, predictive, quasi-experimental, or experimental)? is used in this study?

ANSWER:

9.

What is a potential confounding variable in this scenario? You must justify your answer to earn points on this question.

ANSWER:

Scenario 2: In a study comparing learning condition on knowledge acquisition, participants are randomly assigned to one of the two learning conditions – collaborative group learning or traditional lecture/discussion method.

10.

What is the independent variable in this study?

ANSWER:

11.

What is the dependent variable in this study?

ANSWER:

12.

Is the independent variable manipulated or is it a participant / subject variable?

ANSWER:

13.

What type of research method (descriptive, predictive, quasi-experimental, or experimental)? is used in this study?

ANSWER:

14.

What is a potential confounding variable in this scenario? You must justify your answer to earn points on this question.

ANSWER:

Ethics is the foundation to research integrity. There are a lot of ethical dilemmas faced in our profession, some specific to research. One example is if participation requires a person to recall a traumatic experience. The recall of the event may result in distress, but participation may be healing. Also, the research can provide valuable insights to better current treatments and therapies. (8 pts )

15.

Determine the two principles most at odds in the example provided. Describe how each relates to the scenario. (3 pts per justification = 6 pts total)

ANSWER:

16.

An Animal Care and Use Committee provides oversight for animal research whereas what provides oversight for human research at the institutional level? (2 pts)

ANSWER:

17. The last 16 points of this assignment are awarded for successful completion of the CITI Social & Behavioral Researchers Basic Course (note a minimum of 80% is required to pass the course and receive the certificate). Directions on how to enroll in this course is provided in the CITI Guided Notes document in this module’s Reading & Study folder. You must paste your certificate (or an image of your certificate) in the space below to earn full credit. A link is NOT sufficient and will not earn full points.

ANSWER: insert CITI Certificate of Completion

Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module 1. Remember to name file appropriately.

Done!

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