This week, please devise a research design to test your research question. Discuss in your team discussion board, or using any other method you decide on in your team. As you discuss, keep in mind that next week, each individual in the team will turn in a research proposal.
Please pick a team captain who will email the instructor with the following information: 1) describe the independent variable (or predictor) and explain how it will be operationally defined (i.e., exactly how you will measure or manipulate it); and 2) describe the dependent variable (or criterion) and explain how it will operationally defined (i.e., exactly how you will measure it).
Describe any other variables and explain how they will be operationally defined. If you are using an experiment or an observational design then describe the procedures you will use. Feel free to use bullet points or full paragraphs. It should extremely clear from your description what you have in mind.
Note: Predictors are variables that predict criterion variables in a survey/correlational design (e.g., high school GPA predicts the criterion of college success).
Send this description in an email to the instructor and cc (copy) your teammates. Please send your research design by Monday evening. If there are potential problems with your design or question, I will email you as soon as possible for follow up questions and/or feedback.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||11/21/2015 01:00 pm