Week 2 – Assignment
Research and Critique an Experimental Study
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, be sure to have read all the required resources for the week.
Find an experimental research study on the topic chosen (DEPRESSION IS MY TOPIC).
Identify the specific experimental research design used in the study. Summarize the main points of the experimental research study including information on the hypothesis, sampling strategy, research design, statistical analysis, results, and conclusion(s). Evaluate the published experimental research study focusing on and identifying the specific threats to validity that apply to the chosen study. Explain whether these threats were adequately addressed by the researchers. Describe how the researchers applied ethical principles in the research study.
Must be three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must use at least one peer-reviewed source in addition to those required for this week.
Must document all sources in APA style
Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style
Frost, N. (2011). Qualitative research methods in psychology. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Hesse-Biber, S. N. (2010). Mixed methods research: Merging theory with practice. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Martin, W. E., & Bridgmon, K. D. (2012). Research methods for the social sciences, Volume 42: Quantitative and statistical research methods: From hypothesis to results. Somerset, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct: Including 2010 amendments (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/index.aspx
Bryman, A. (2006). Integrating quantitative and qualitative research: How is it done? Qualitative Research, 6(1), 97-113. doi:10.1177/1468794106058877
Fetters, M. D., Curry, L. A., & Creswell, J. W. (2013). Achieving integration in mixed methods designs – principles and practices. Health Services Research, 48(6), 2134-2156. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12117
Henrich, J., Heine, S. J., & Norenzayan, A. (2010). Most people are not WEIRD (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Nature, 466(7302), 29. doi: 10.1038/466029a
Ponterotto, J. G. (2013). Qualitative research in multicultural psychology: Philosophical underpinnings, popular approaches, and ethical considerations. Qualitative Psychology, 1(S), 19-32. doi:10.1037/2326-3598.1.S.19
Skidmore, S. (2008). Experimental design and some threats to experimental validity: A primer (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, February 6, 2008). Retrieved from the ERIC database in the Ashford University Library.
National Institutes of Health. (n.d.) Protecting human research participants: NIH office of extramural research (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from https://phrp.nihtraining.com/users/login.php
Murphy, P. (2014). PSY635 Week two discussion scenario Preview the document View in a new window [PDF]. Ashford University: San Diego, CA.