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PSYC 6800: Applied Psychology Research Methods

Final Project Worksheet

Connecting Real-World Data through Quantitative Analysis

The Final Project Worksheet is designed to help you think through the foundational steps of your Final Project and serves as a location for gathering and organizing relevant information and notes. The Final Project Overview contains the requirements of the Final Project, and the worksheet aligns to those requirements.

• Part 1: Selecting a dataset
• Part 2: Research Questions and Design
• Part 3: Collecting and Managing Data
• Part 4: Descriptive Statistics
• Part 5: Inferential Statistics

The Final Project Worksheet is organized into three columns:

Elements refers to the required elements of the Final Project

Student Information refers to the information you will provide in order to address the elements (i.e., Column 1 Elements – Read the required element; Column 2 Student Information – Enter the information needed for you to address the element)

Instructor Feedback refers to instructor feedback you will receive about the information you enter on the worksheet, where applicable.

ONLY DO PARTS 1-3 FOR THIS WEEKS ASSIGNMENT

PART 1: Selecting a Dataset

Elements

Student Information

Instructor Feedback

1.    For the Final Project, I will use the following dataset:

 1.    The ID variable in my dataset is called: C0610 2.    Two grouping variables in my dataset that I am currently interested in are: (Note: One of the two variables must be dichotomous, as identified in the dataset) Grouping Variable:   C0612 Grouping Variable – Dichotomous (as identified in the dataset): Sworn Law Enforcement Officers 3.    2 continuous variables in my dataset that I am currently interested in are: Continuous Variable:   C0610 – Sworn Law Enforcement Officers at School Continuous Variable:    C0612 – Sworn Law Enforcement Officers Present during School 4.    I have noted the following ethical implications of the dataset I intend to use: This dataset incorporates information that is potentially classified as confidential since it exposes the number of sworn police officers that are assigned on school grounds at any given time. PART 2: Research Questions and Design Elements Student Information Instructor Feedback Based on the dataset you selected: 1.    A descriptive research question I will explore with this dataset is: 2.    An appropriate research design for this descriptive research question would be: 3.    A comparative research question I will explore with this dataset is: 4.    An appropriate research design for this comparative research question would be: 5.    A relational research question I will explore with this dataset is: 6.    An appropriate research design for this relational research question would be: Describing your dataset: 7.    The types of quantitative instruments (if any) that were used to measure the variables you selected in Part 1 are: 1.        2.   3.   (list as many as necessary to indicate how different variables were measured) 8.    Population characteristics (e.g., age range, gender, ethnicity, educational level, etc., where available): 9.    Descriptions of the score validity and score reliability of the instruments listed in #7 above (i.e., trustworthiness of the data), if available, are: Score Validity:   Score Reliability: Score Validity:   Score Reliability: Score Validity:   Score Reliability:   (list as many as necessary for each of the instruments identified in #7 above) 10. Sample Size and the extent to which it can be generalized to the population: 11. Sampling scheme (if available) Using the variables you selected in Part 1: 12. The scales of measurement for each of my variables (nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio; from Chapter 7 of the Johnson & Christensen textbook) and how I determined them: 13. Identify which of the variables you selected can be used to answer each research question Descriptive RQ variables:   Comparative RQ variables:   Relational RQ variables: Submit Part 1 and Part 2 of this worksheet by Day 7 of Week 3. While the Week 3 submission will not be assessed for a grade, you will receive instructor feedback that will help you with your Final Project. PART 3: Collecting and Managing Data Elements 1.    My explanation of how to clean the data for the variables I have selected 2.    The comparative or relational research question from Part 2 that I will use for my Final Project: 3.    The statistical assumptions (normality, independence, homogeneity of variance) of each variable that I selected are: Submit Parts 1, 2, and 3 by Day 7 of Week 5. This submission will be assessed. Part 4: Descriptive Statistics Elements The computations and analysis you do in Part 4 will contribute to the analysis portion of your Final Project. Based on the comparative or relational research question you chose in Part 2: 1.    The variables from my dataset I have identified to use for my Final Project: 2.    My explanation of how I computed measures of central tendency for the variables I selected: 3.    My explanation of how I computed measures of variability/dispersion for the continuous variables I selected: 4.    The visual displays (i.e., tables and figures) of the variables I selected: Part 5: Inferential Statistics Elements Student Information 1.    The hypotheses I developed that stem from the research guiding my analyses are: 2.    My computation of the frequencies/percentages (discrete or non-continuous variables) from the original dataset 3.    My analysis of the data that were collected to address one my research question and hypotheses.

Final Project Format and Structure

Your Final Project for this course consists of a narrative/report in which you apply what you have learned in this course to present a research question related to a dataset, explore variables that relate to this research question, analyze the data using descriptive and inferential statistics, describe your results, and discuss your findings, limitations, implications, and possibilities for future research. This Final Project is due during the last week of the course. Using the information you gathered on this Worksheet and incorporating the instructor feedback you have been given, you will create your Final Project narrative/report in the following required format and structure:

Assignment (4-6 pages, not including title page, tables and figures, and reference pages. The number of paragraphs in the outline below are recommended ranges and not requirements):

• Title
• Introduction (1 paragraph)
• Method (4-6 paragraphs)
• Participants represented in the dataset
• Instruments/type of information used to measure the variables
• Procedures used to select, clean, and manage variables from your dataset
• Analysis (include any tables that display the statistical analyses you conducted on your selected variables)

Note: Please, provide a citation for any sources you use to support your analysis

• Results (2-4 paragraphs)
• Provide a summary of your findings (include any figures you feel are necessary to support your results)
• Discussion (4-6 paragraphs)
• Describe whether you can draw causal conclusions based on the data and explain why (or why not).
• Explain any limitations that can limit the reliability or generalizability of your findings (i.e., sample size, sampling strategy, ethical issues, threats to internal and/or external validity, or any other flaws)
• Discuss the implications of your findings regarding how they might effect positive social change
• Based on your findings, what might be the possibilities for future research regarding your research questions and topics

Use proper APA style. You can find information on scholarly writing in the APA Publication Manual and at the Walden Writing Center website.  In the Discussion section of your paper, use at least one scholarly reference from a content-based study to compare with your findings.

Sworn Law Enforcement Officers at School

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