HONORS RESEARCH II
HONORS RESEARCH II PSY 379H
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Date Created: 09/07/15
Discussion lt The section of the paper where you can evaluate and interpret the implications of your results especially with respect to your original hypothesis p 26 Emphasize any theoretical consequences of your results 0 What does this mean to your research population To the population in general Examine the validity of your conclusions 0 Who would be affected by these ndingsa special population under special circumstances Qualify the results 0 Head off your critics what are the weaknesses in your Method 0 What would you do to improve the experimental design if you were to repeat the project Outline future research what would be the next aspect of your speci c topic that you would explore in nd out more What it is not 39239 If you did not con rm your hypothesis the place to whine about why you might not have found the results you were expecting 39239 If you did con rm your hypothesis the place to over exaggerate the implications of your ndings Remember this is psychology you can never PROVE anything How to Write a Discussion Section 1 This sections should be above all clear and unambiguous 2 Open with a clear statement of support or nonsupport for your original hypothesis 3 Don t reiterate points already made in the Introduction and Methods sections each new statement should contribute to the position and help the reader to understand the issue being discussed 4 Acknowledge the limitations of your project and address alternate explanations for you results Think THIRD VARIABLES and CONFOUNDS End the Discussion Section with commentary on the implications of your ndings Whether it is brief of extensive this aspect of the Discussion must be tightly reasoned and selfcontained You could address these points i why is this problem important Why should a person outside of your area of research be concerned with your research ii What are the larger issues around the research topic and hoe do the results of your experiment affect them iii Can these findings be linked to the phenomena at more complex or less complex levels What do we have to know to be able to make these links iv if the results are valid what reallife psychological phenomena might be explained UI V Other Information If the discussion is brief and concise it can be lumped with the results to create the Results and Discussion section Information on Discussion Sections can be found on pages 7 26 27 and 42 of the APA Manual Abby
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