Essay about Gaap: Scientific Method and Research

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Excellent/Exceeds Expectations Good/Meets Most Expectations Incomplete/Meets Partial Expectations Points Possible 15 14-11 10-1 POINTS EARNED =
(15 points)
(a) Select only one of the research questions. Describe how the research question you chose could be studied using the steps of the scientific method. Complete discussion of how the scientific method could be used to explain how psychologists conduct research and gather data. Fully supports discussion. Discusses how the scientific method could be used to explain how psychologists conduct research and gather data. Needs minor additional detail or support to be complete. Partial discussion of how the scientific method could be used to explain how psychologists conduct research and gather data. OR needs significant detail was to be complete. Feedback Comments:
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(b) Based on the one research question that you selected in (a), what hypothesis would you make? (i.e. What do you think the answer to the question might be?) Clearly formulates a hypothesis based on the research question chosen. Demonstrates understanding of what a hypothesis is, and its role in research. Presents a hypothesis based on research question. Needs some additional detail to be fully clear or in correct format to demonstrate understanding of what a hypothesis is, and its role in research. Attempts to present a hypothesis based on research question. Needs additional detail, or presents in a format that did not demonstrate understanding of what a hypothesis is, and its role in research. Feedback Comments:
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(15 points)
(c) Selects two research methods that could be used to test hypothesis. Explains why and how these research methods will help. What are the pros and cons of the methods selected?
Complete discussion of how two research methods could be used to test hypothesis. Compares and contrasts pros and cons of methods selected. Fully supports discussion. Presents discussion of two research methods, and how they could be used to test hypothesis. Includes some compare/contrast of pros and cons. Needs minor additional detail or more support to be complete. Partial discussion of how two research methods could be used to test hypothesis. May have some compare and contrast of pros/cons, but is not complete. Needs significant support and detail to be complete. Feedback Comments:
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(10 points)
(d) Discusses ethical issues you would need to consider if you were conducting the study described in the research scenario above. Reviews and applies the ethical issues related to research covered in the Chapter 1 reading assignment that were applicable to the research…