written version would still need H u m a n i t i e s

written version would still need H u m a n i t i e s

Complete and post to Blackboard. Emailed submissions will not be accepted. Do not include the questions in your submission, as they will elevate the SafeAssign index. Cite all sources used in APA format.

1. Explain what is meant by “operational definition.” Why is it important to use operational definitions in research? Find three empirical studies that are studying the same variable (any variable you choose). Provide the operational definition used for this variable in each article and cite the article in APA format. (You do not need to include the articles or explain the study.) What are the implications if the operational definitions are the same/very similar among studies? What are the implications if they are different?

2. You are designing a research study. What are some of the things you would need to do in the beginning of the process? When would it be appropriate to do a correlational study? What would be studied in a quasi-experimental study? What is necessary for an experimental design? When would you need to calculate an r score? What about a t score?

Design a plan for an experimental study on any topic. Identify problem/topic, hypothesis, method (participants, procedure, materials, etc.). Be specific. Identify the experimental group, control group, independent and dependent variables. Discuss any ethical considerations. Identify potential confounding and extraneous variables.

3. You are developing a 15-minute segment for a television show that examines classic research findings and their influence on today’s knowledge. The topic for this episode focuses on psychology. Select three classic studies from the text; these can include studies discussed in class or studies not covered. Write a script for this segment in which you discuss each of these studies and how the knowledge from each of these studies is being applied today. Be specific. Include references in APA format. (You can opt to submit video of this segment, but a written version would still need to be uploaded to Blackboard.)

4. One of the primary objectives of higher education is to help students develop and/or improve critical thinking skills. Define critical thinking. Now, in the context of research, what types of skills would a consumer of research need to practice when reading or hearing of new research findings that indicate they are engaged in the critical thinking process?