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PSY 300 General Psychology




PSY300r5Portfolio (1).doc Download Attachment;PSY 300 General Psychology;University of Phoenix Material;Understanding the Research Process;Resources: Ch. 1, 2, and & 7 of Psychology;This required Portfolio assignment will provide you with the opportunity to practice and hone;your research skills. It has been designed to help you think scientifically about real world;problems and issues and to apply your knowledge of the research process to various topics;in Psychology. This assignment accomplishes that goal by challenging you to;Differentiate between the common use of the word research and the use of the word;research in the social and behavioral sciences;Identify the major steps in the research process using a classic study in Psychology as an;example.;Part I: Defining Research;The word research is used in many different ways. Consider the following examples;Your friend tells you that he intends to research different hair products before deciding on;one to buy.;A real estate agent advises you to research home values in your neighborhood before;putting your house on the market.;A police officer reports that she is doing some research on possible motives for a crime;that was committed.;A writer states that he does extensive research before beginning his fictional works.;Answer the questions below;1. How is research defined in the social and behavioral sciences?;2. What makes scientific research different from the examples provided above? In your;response, be sure to address the characteristics of good psychological research.;Part II: Understanding the research process;Researchers in Psychology follow a systematic process of investigation. Carefully read Chapter 2;of your textbook, paying special attention to the section on Experimental Research. Then go to;Chapter 7 in your textbook and read the following section: Research In-Depth: Counterfactuals;and If Only Thinking. Answer the questions below, using Medvec & colleagues first study as;an example;Copyright 2013 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved;PSY300r5;PSY 300 General Psychology;1. What hypothesis did Medvec & colleagues set out to test in their first study of the near miss;phenomenon? Describe the theory associated with this hypothesis.;2. Identify the variables in the study and describe how they were measured. How did the;researchers operationalize (test or measure) affective response upon winning a bronze or;silver medal?;3. Who were the participants in the study and what did they do?;4. Describe the data that were collected and analyzed.;5. Describe the results of the study. What did the researchers conclude?;6. If you were to design a follow-up experiment on this subject, what might it be?;Copyright 2013 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved;PSY300r5


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