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Introduction to Psychology Culminating Research Project


Students in Introduction to Psychology design and implement their own research initiative to culminate the course so as to demonstrate mastery of the research methods available within the social sciences as well as the stylistic conventions of field specific research writing for psychology.  The research project allows for extensive differentiation of instruction for both ability level and area of interest/future area of study/career.  The teacher mentors each individual or group through a step by step process with four major components, a proposal, a literature review (APA format), an action research project following the scientific method, and a professional presentation.

Learning Targets: 
Design a testable question and hypothesis with operational definitions as necessary
Be able to employ the stylistic conventions of APA format appropriately with an emphasis on proper citation format
Be able to determine which research method(s) available within the field of psychology best service the testable question/hypothesis.
Demonstrate professional oral and graphic presentation skills.
Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards for research within the field of psychology.
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