For this assignment, I have chosen a research article for you to read. Read the article posted below and answer the following questions. (The article is attached on a PDF document)
1- What design did this study use? (Experimental or Correlational). Explain how you know (this should be fairly apparent from the title of the article, so please also explain why this is an experimental study).
2- What is/are independent variable(s)? (Specify the levels). Note: there may be more than one IV, or there may be just one. Try to spot them all!
3- What is/are dependent variable(s)? (List all dependent variables authors measured)
4- How many participants in the study? What methods (e.g., survey, computer, equipment, etc.) did authors utilize to measure variables? How did they manipulate the IV?
5- What are the findings of the study?
Now I want you to convey your understanding of a research article. Here are the requirements for your writing for questions 6 and 7:
a. Write no more than 10 sentences.
b. In-text citation and direct quotes are not needed (we will learn how to do that next week!).
c. You cannot directly copy and paste the sentences/phrases from the original article. You must use your own words (paraphrase) to summarize. Each student’s writing should and must be different even for group members in the same group. Copying and pasting from any outside source is regarded as plagiarism behavior.
d. Font: Times New Roman; Font size: 12.
6- Write one paragraph to summarize and paraphrase a) the design the authors used for their project, b) identify the independent and dependent variables, c) talk about how the authors carried out their study (the methods), and then d) summarize the results. Make sure to follow above-mentioned requirements.
- Were there any confounds in the study? Explain why or why not, and explain how you think this confound might have influenced the results of the study.
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