PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENT
Sometimes bad research is easy to spot…like in the above example. We may scratch our heads wondering why someone would design such a study. For this exercise, I want you to get in the habit of spotting and accessing quality research. You will be expected to identify and retrieve your choice of psychological research found among peer-reviewed journal articles (Galileo). A second purpose of this exercise is to hone your skills in critically analyzing psychological research. Although peer-reviewed journal articles are widely regarded as valid and reliable, scientists routinely conduct replication studies or follow-up research to further explore the veracity of claims. It is not unusual, therefore, to look upon all research with a fine lens to identify strengths and weaknesses.
Use Galileo, the Online USG Library, (or campus library) to browse and select an appropriate research article. The following criteria should be met:
The article is specific to psychology (but can address any topic within the discipline).
The article is Peer-Reviewed (select this filter in Galileo).
The article has a Full Text link (select this filter in Galileo).
The article was published within the last 10 years.
Read your article thoroughly and with a critical eye for the quality of the design and content. Answer the 10 questions on the Psychology Research Analysis Worksheet. Submit your typed answers no later than the due date.