WK 1 Assignment
You are working as a methodologist and have been tasked with designing the methods section for a research study. You will do an in-depth dive into the design elements of each part of the methods section through your weekly assignments. It is important that you check instructor feedback weekly and make revisions before submitting the final project. It is also important to understand that you are not collecting data for this project. If you use your research question and hypothesis from Introduction to Experimental Psychology, complete research proposal that can serve as a fantastic template for the future.
Part 1: Use your research question and hypothesis from Introduction to Experimental Psychology. Report it in part 1 of the assignment. If you have not taken Introduction to Experimental Psychology yet, choose one of the three research topics below and report the research question and the hypothesis.
What is the relationship between color and mood?
What is the relationship of music and mood?
How does packaging affect consumer buying choices?
Part 2: You will complete the first section of your methodology paper here by writing about the research design you will be using for this study.
Research design – Here you will discuss your chosen methodology and justify why it is the best design for your study.
Here is how you can break it down:
Restate your research question and your hypothesis.
Based upon your review of the literature and/or your textbook, which research method would be the best choice?
(e.g., experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, survey, etc.)
Provide AT LEAST one citation that supports your research design choice.
Book if available: Morling, B. (2021). Research methods in psychology (4th ed.). New York: NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.