Each student is required to write a complete experimental paper, which is a two-part assignment. The paper will count for 59% of your total course grade. In addition to deepening your understanding of many of the conceptual issues discussed in lectures, these assignments are designed to improve critical thinking and writing skills. Please follow the instructions and guidelines posted on Blackboard and consult with your lab instructor. You must correct all mistakes from Paper I to Paper 2. Paper II without corrections will not be accepted and you will receive a 0 for that assignment. If you are unclear about any of this information, please ask.
Experimental Paper I: Paper I involves writing the beginning of a research paper that incorporates a TITLE PAGE, preliminary ABSTRACT, LITERATURE REVIEW (with clearly stated research question(s) and hypothesis(-es) and summary of 10 articles, and references, and METHODS. This paper should be approximately 8-10 or more pages long (excluding title page and references). Due on Sunday, July 12th online no later than 11:59 pm. After you have received your grade -You must correct mistakes from Paper1 to get credit for paper II.
Experimental Paper II: In the second experimental paper, students will have analyzed data based on a their analysis. You will enter the data into SPSS, analyze the data, and write your results. This paper will consist of a title page, a completed ABSTRACT, a literature review, a methodology section, a RESULTS (data analysis section), a DISCUSSION section, and references. Tables and figures may also be included, AND the DEMOGRAPHIC QUESTIONNAIRE in the appendix. Please follow the instructions and guidelines on Blackboard. If you are unclear about any of this information, ask. This paper will be 12 to 20 pages long. You must correct mistakes from Paper1 to get credit. This paper is due Monday July 27th at 11:59p.m. online. Specific instructions for each section are posted on Blackboard along with examples