This assignment examines and applies concepts in the Experimental Methods chapter and gives you the opportunity to practice research skills.
Instructions (Topic – Childhood Obesity)
Using the guidelines in Chapter 6 design an experiment that could test one of your hypotheses for your research proposal. Then in the format of an APA style essay answer or do the following:
- In an APA Style paper, present your responses to the following prompts:
- – Describe your hypothesis, type of experiment and justify why this design is the best for answering this question. Present your independent and dependent variables. Note: a survey is not the same as an experiment. Surveys can present an experiment design BUT there has to be some type of manipulation and at least 2 conditions (experimental and control. We’ll be covering Surveys next week.
- – Describe the “ecology” [the place where it will take place]. Is experiment based around everyday life, a natural experiment, or is it more controlled/ systematic? If so, what kind of comparison is it? [This section is all about ecological validity]
- – Describe how you will select and assign participants to conditions.
- – Describe how you will protect your experiment’s internal and external validity.
- 2. Your paper must be presented in proper APA 7e format.
- 3. Your paper should have a cover page, text body section, and a references page (if applicable). An abstract is not necessary – do not put an abstract into your paper.
Book: Making Sense of the Social World Methods of Investigation Sixth Edition Daniel F. Chambliss