Psychology Research Proposal. If the title page, references, and appendices aren’t included additionally from 7 pages please do 5 pages of the research proposal, and do the other two extra pages including the references and appendices since i am already paying for the abstract additionally. Please, and thank you so much! Guidelines are the following. Overview: The task for this paper is to propose a theoretically meaningful, well designed simple between subjects experiment on a psychological topic of your choice. The proposed experiment can be an original, or it can derive from some unsettled issue in previous research. Your proposed experiment will be evaluated on rationale, design, procedure, and ethics. Your paper as a whole will be evaluated on organization, APA style, grammar & spelling, and research. Design: As a simple experiment, your research design should include ONE (1) independent variable (IV), with 2 levels. This means that it will not be a multiple group or a factorial design. You also should focus on only ONE (1) dependent variable (DV), keeping with a univariate design. Data from this study design will lend itself to a t-test. **Please see one of your instructors if you wish to include more than two levels for your IV. Formatting: The paper should be typed using 12 pt. Times New Roman font and one inch margins all around, double spaced, 5-7 pages in length, PLUS title page, abstract, references, and appendices. Organization: The body of the paper WILL include the following sections: Introduction including a literature review of 8 sources (minimum) and hypothesis Method including description of participants, materials and/or measures and procedure Planned Analysis- describe how you would analyze the data and your predicted results References in alphabetical order Appendices (as applicable) It WILL NOT include the following sections: Results Discussion Content: Title Page Refer to APA style manual (6th edition) for formatting guidelines. Abstract Refer to APA style manual (6th edition) for formatting guidelines. In no more than 250 words, include a BRIEF rationale for your study, a BRIEF description of your research design, and a BRIEF description of your hypothesis. Introduction—two (2) elements: 1. Literature review focused on the most relevant prior research. Conceptual clarity and organization of ideas are important. Remember to use paragraphs to introduce individual ideas. 2. A statement describing the experimental hypothesis. Remember that this should be a testable prediction, describing a causal relationship between the IV and the DV. This prediction should be derived from the research finding reviewed in your literature review. With your hypothesis, you may be address a shortcoming or gap in the literature reviewed or you may expand upon prior research. Make sure the rationale for this hypothesis makes sense, so that your reader understands how your prediction follows from the literature you reviewed. Make sure that your reader understands how testing this prediction with the current study will contribute to the literature you reviewed. Content (continued):
Method—four (4) subsections: Refer to APA style manual (6th edition) for formatting guidelines. 1. Design: Describe your design as a simple between subjects experiment, which includes one IV and one DV. Identify the independent variable and describe each level of the IV. Briefly, indicate how you will operationalize your IV and your DV. 2. Participants: Describe your participants of interest. Decide whether you are using a convenience sample or not. If not, explain in detail how you will randomly select participants. That is, what is your sampling plan? You DO NOT need to indicate an exact number of participants you will include, since you will not be doing a formal power analysis to obtain this information. The rule of thumb is to include 30-40 participants per condition, so feel free to estimate. 3. Materials/Measures: Discuss and attach as many examples of the materials or measures you would use. If they come from previously published studies, you may refer to the original sources (i.e., provide citations and include sources in References) and attach copies of those materials or measures as appendices. You should try your best to obtain copies of materials or measures. If your measures or materials are original (created by you), then simply attach those as appendices. 4. Procedure: Describe in RIDICULOUS DETAIL what the participants will do. Follow this with MORE RIDICULOUS DETAIL regarding: 1. Instructions to participants. Describe the EXACT instructions you will use. If you make use of deception or a cover story, describe this. 2. Independent variable. Describe your IV and how you operationalize it. Explain the steps you will take to manipulate this variable. Explain the different levels of the independent variable. 3. Dependent variable. Describe your DV, how you operationalize it, and the steps you will take to measure outcomes on your DV (e.g., total scores will be calculated). 4. Manipulation check. Explain how you will check to see whether your manipulation was effective. Make sure that this is not the same measure as your dependent measure. 5. Debriefing. Explain how you will debrief your participants. Debriefing is especially necessary if you made use of deception or a cover story. Manipulations that alter emotions, self-views, perceptions, and even attitudes may require debriefing. If you at all feel that the manipulation may cause more discomfort than what participants would feel on a normal day, then you should debrief. The Planned Analysis As a simple between subjects design, the most appropriate statistical analysis is the t-test with independent samples, examining differences between 2 groups. State which variable will be entered as the IV and which one will be entered as the DV in this statistical analysis. Briefly, describe what you predict results from the t-test will indicate regarding differences in group means in your study. References Include ALL references cited in the body of the paper, whether you cited in the introduction or the method section. Refer to APA style manual (6th edition) for formatting guidelines.