PSY 313 Week 4 Notes
PSY 313 Week 4 Notes PSY 313
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Date Created: 09/26/15
PSY 313 Introduction to Research Methods Week 4 Lecture Notes September 21St and 23rd Scientific Writing vs English Composition Very plan Avoid owery prose and hyperbole Fact based Anything you state as true must be supported by a reference eg peer reviewed article Don t attempt to use synonyms for constructs or technical terms use the same term for the same concept Eliminate needless whenever possible Sections of a Paper Title Page Abstract Introduction Methods Results Figures Discussion and References Abstract Brief summary typically 120 words of the entire paper Hourglass Structure Broad Introduction Focused Hypothesis Methods Focused Discussion Broad Conclusion Introduction General relevance capture interest Describe constructs amp theories cite peer edited reviews Hypothesis must match survey questions Hooks the reader Introduces constructs amp how they are related Reviews the literature Specifies the hypothesis for current research Discussion Restate predictions amp findings Hypothesis and results Are your data consistent with you hypothesis YES OR NO What about the prior introduction Articles in the introduction General Implications How should I change my life of Views of the world Methods Provides sufficient information for a reader to replicate your study exactly Participants Stimulus material actual questions Design and procedure Results Details and nothing else No interpretation of data Statistics Refers to figures and tables Essential most journal articles Provide a caption for each Discussion Explain the data What are the results Are they consistent with the hypothesis If not why Relate finding to literature What are the broad amp general implications What next References Alphabetical by last name of the 1St author Very specific format Good Science Writing is Hard Content Frame your paper in an hourglass shape Clarity Write so that your ideas amp results can be understood Surveys Instead of observing behavior amp inferring one s state of mind We simply ask Survey Structure Opens with a non threatening interesting question as a warm up Good spot or openended questions Remember that the respondent will be reacting to your questions eg Do you approve of abortion Do you approve a woman s right to choose Put general questions before specific questions Place routine demographics at the end of the survey OpenEnded vs restricted Questions Openended More freedom to explain Hard to quantify No guarantee that people will answer the question being asked Restricted My 4 does not necessarily equal someone else s 4 Don t always identify the dimension on which you are basing your response The answer you d like to get may not be present Examples Openended Are you an emotional person Restricted Do you consider yourself to be an emotional person a No b A little emotional c Sometimes d Most of the time e Yes Types of Restricted Questions 0 Likert Strongly Disagree Strongly Agree Semantic Differential Weak l Strong Unintelligent Intelligent Quantitative About how you present the response are numbers Never 12 times 34 times 5 times or more Categorical My favorite color is Red Blue Yellow Green Orange 1St analyzed by putting into numbers turning values responses into numbers convert them Potential Problems with Survey Questions 1 Use appropriate vocabulary eg For surveying economists Of your pecuniary assets what do you consider primary For everyone else What is the most important way of saving money 2 Avoid words with emotional baggage 3 Avoid leading questions eg Do you agree that 4 Avoid tactless questions don t be rude eg Do you have a real job 5 Be clear eg If unclear you may get false results for survey 6 Avoid ambiguous answers Be specific eg How often do you go to church Never Rarely Sometimes Should never give concrete choice 7 Response set people tend to pick a response and stick with it if possible eg give a rating of agree to every question Solution Use both and statements eg The teacher is organized The course is poorly structured 8 Establish a frame of reference You want to know why someone answers that they do Ask broad questions to establish a reference frame 0 eg Do you like SU Why 0 eg How is the weather in Syracuse Does the weather affect how you feel about SU
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