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Please answer the following questions as best (and honest) as possible.
1. Have you ever searched for research articles in journals or books through any of the following methods: 1) Library databases such as PsychArticles or Psychinfo, or Pubmed, etc? 2) online sources using Google Scholar or another search engine; or 3) by contacting an article’s author(s) by email through their university or research facility?
YES or NO
If yes, State which of the methods listed above that you have used:
Please select how competent you are at completing a task like the one above:
Very Competent Moderately Competent Somewhat Competent Not Competent
2. Have you written a research paper in which you have had to cite your sources and provide an APA-style reference section? Yes or No
Please select how competent you are at completing a task like the one above:
Very Competent Moderately Competent Somewhat Competent Not Competent
Please state how many complete APA-style research papers you have written:
3. What is the scientific method? Explain in as much detail as you can.
4. Please name/list as many types of research study designs as you can:
5. Please list the 4 main sections of an empirical research article/paper (APA):
6. What is the main difference between the Results section and the Discussion section in a research jounral article?
7. When searching for sources to use in your own research, what does an article’s Abstract tell you about the type of research conducted? (APA style)
8. What is the difference between a theory and a hypothesis? Explain in as much detail as you can:
9. A scientist who specializes in Biological Psychology here at ELAC wants to test a new drug for ALzheimer’s Disease (AD). She decides to perform a small experiment to see if the new drug improves memory in patients with AD. She gathers 10 people with AD that give informed consent to participate in the experiment. First, the scientist gives all 10 participants a memory test. Then, the scientist gives 5 people the new drug and 5 people a placebo. After the participants have been on the new drug for one month, the scientist gives all participants a 2nd memory test. She then compares the scores on the 2nd memory test to those on the first test for each individual to see if memory has improved.
a. What is a placebo?
b. What is the independent variable (IV) in the experiment?
c. What is the dependent variable (DV) in the experiment?
d. What does “informed consent” mean?

 

10. What new skills did you learn in Psych 92?

 

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