Cognition Research Proposal, Abstract, Reference Page

Cognition Research Proposal, Abstract, Reference Page

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Assignment Instructions

For this assignment, you will write a 5-7 page research proposal (excluding title, abstract, and reference pages) on any cognitive psychology topic covered in the book

(Radvansky, G.A.,& Ashcraft, M.A. (2014). Cognition (6th Ed.) ISBN: 0-205-98580-7.
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Title Page (1 page, not counted in length requirement)
•Specific title alluding specifically to the research question.
•Author’s first and last name (middle initial, optional).
•University affiliation.

Abstract (1 page, not counted in length requirement )
•Title of page: Abstract.
•Succinct, non-indented summary of all parts of research proposal (described below).

Introduction (recommended length, 1.5-2 pages) (25 of 25 points)
•Introduce and describe theoretical and practical importance of research problem or question (5 of 5 points).
•Provide balanced evidence that supports or refutes certain viewpoints, including those against your research hypothesis (15 of 15 points).
•Present clear rationale and statement of research hypotheses(is) (5 of 5 points).

Proposed Methods (recommended length, 1-1.5 pages) (15 of 15 points)
•Restate research question and hypotheses(is), i.e., purpose of study (1 of 1 point).
•Describe method for testing research question, including Participants (4 of 4 points), Materials (5 of 5 points), Counterbalancing, and Procedure (5 of 5 points).

Predicted Results (recommended length, 1-1.5 page) (15 of 15 points)
•Restate research question and hypotheses(is), i.e., purpose of study (1 of 1 point).
•Describe a statistical analysis plan need to properly analyze the data (5 of 5 points).
•Assume you obtained your results and thoroughly describe the results, referencing your bar or line chart (5 of 5 points).
•Create a bar or line chart of your predicted results, with properly labeled axes (4 of 4 points).

Conclusion (recommended length, 1.5-2 pages) (20 of 20 points)
•Briefly reintroduce your research question, hypotheses(is), and predicted results (2 of 2 point).
•Describe theoretical importance of your proposed discovery, relying on peer-reviewed evidence (10 of 10 points).
•Describe alternative explanations and limitations of your results (5 of 5 points).
•Conclude with restatement of research question and how the results from your proposed study bears on the theoretical and practical importance of your research

question (3 of 3 points).

References (any page length, not counted in length requirement) (5 of 5 points)
•APA-formatted references of peer-reviewed research articles or other primary sources (see Additional grading criteria below).
•A minimum of five peer-reviewed research articles is required (5 of 5 points).

Additional grading criteria (20 points):
•The paper must follow APA formatting guidelines for entire paper, including in-text citations, title page, abstract, references, and general formatting, which also

includes margins (1″ all around), headers (page number, running head), and figures (10 points).
•Writing must be easy to understand and be limited in mistakes, including typos, spelling, grammar, diction, run-on sentences, and punctuation (10 points).

Lastly, you must include at least five (5) peer-reviewed research articles. Your paper must demonstrate that you read and understood the articles to the best of your

ability. Points will be taken off in their relevant sections for failure to read the papers. Additionally, no direct quotes will be allowed, except in extenuating

circumstances (which are extremely rare). Use of direct quotes may count against you in meeting the requirements for the paper and may result in additional points

lost! Please heed this warning. Instead, the papers you cite should be paraphrases with proper in-text citations. Please use the peer-reviewed articles you are reading

as a guide on how to cite properly!


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