Paper details: Please read this Textbook and the readings below please for this assignment: Goodwin, K. A., & Goodwin, C. J. (2017). Research in psychology: Methods and designs (8th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. UNIT 1: Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Unit 2 : Hypothesis Testing, Control Problems and Confounds, and Single Factor Designs Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Goodwin, K. A., & Goodwin, C. J. (2017). Research in psychology: Methods and designs (8th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Course Handouts Self-test Identifying Experimental Designs (Independent study) Articles & Online Content Graham, P. (n.d.) The perils of obedience. Retrieved from http://www.paulgraham.com/perils.html INSTRUCTIONS Assignment 1: Quantitative Journal Article Review (including Final Paper Topic declaration) – Part 1: Topic To help you get started with choosing a research topic, here is a video on Choosing a Manageable Research Topic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDuqfJQhFeM NOTE: You will NOT be conducting research on the topic you choose. Instead, you will be critiquing an article you have chosen on the topic. As with any research study, you begin with an area you are passionate about; it could be an area of concern or area of interest you want to explore by critically analyzing a quantitative study. Your topic must be relevant to the field of counselling psychology. The JAR1 is where you will choose the topic you will use for all three assignments, JAR1, JAR2, and the Final Project. Selecting your topic for these assignments is one of the few times that the topic is not chosen for you in the program, so feel free to explore something of interest to you. For example, Play therapy with Autistic children, MBCT with Bipolar Disorder, Music Therapy with older adults, etc. I encourage you to think of a topic and then start exploring the literature. For the final paper, you will need six (6) quantitative and six (6) qualitative articles, so you want to make sure you have a good research base in both methods. Once you have a basic topic in mind, the Who, What, Where, When, or Why is a great way to begin to think about different aspects of your topic and focus on it. WHO are the information providers on this topic? Who might publish information about it? Who is affected by the topic? WHAT are the major questions for this topic? Is there a debate about the topic? Are there a range of issues and viewpoints to consider? WHERE is your topic important: at the local, national or international level? Are there specific places affected by the topic? WHEN is/was your topic important? Is it a current event or a historical issue? Do you want to compare your topic by time periods? WHY did you choose the topic? What interests you about it? Do you have an opinion about the issues involved? Here are a few tips to help get you started thinking/planning about JAR1: First, to get acquainted with the quantitative research design, please review a summary and video lectures of the four main types of Quantitative research: Descriptive, Correlational, Quasi-Experimental, and Experimental Research in Unit 1 and Unit 2: Readings & Tasks, under the ‘Assignments’ tab. For JAR1, you will be declaring the topic (for the Final Project) and reviewing a quantitative journal article relating to your chosen topic. The purpose of the journal article review is to communicate the main points of a study and to discuss both the implications and strengths and weaknesses of the design. The review is not meant for you to re-iterate the details of the study nor to paraphrase each and every point; instead, you should summarize and discuss the study. Refer to Table 3.2 Getting the Most out of Reading Journal Articles in the Goodwin text, p. 89, for additional information on reading journal articles. Choose a topic. As with any research study, you begin with an area you are passionate about; it could be an area of concern or area of interest you want to explore by critically analyzing a quantitative study. Your topic must be relevant to the field of counselling psychology. The JAR1 is where you will choose the topic you will use for all three assignments, JAR1, JAR2, and the Final Project. Selecting your topic for these assignments is one of the few times that the topic is not chosen for you in the program, so feel free to explore something of interest to you. For example, Play therapy with Autistic children, MBCT with Bipolar Disorder, Music Therapy with older adults, etc. I encourage you to think of a topic and then start exploring the literature. For the final paper, you will need six (6) quantitative and six (6) qualitative articles, so you want to make sure you have a good research base in both methods. Online Search: Once you have decided on a topic, search in “Google Scholar” and/or in the YU online library. From the search field, type in “quantitative study- your topic.” The journal articles you select should be from peer-reviewed or scholarly journals (within 10 years) and related to your topic. Article Selection: As you come across an article, you must be able to sit with the article and critically appraise it. Critical appraisal of a journal article is a literary and scientific systematic dissection in an attempt to assign merit to an article’s conclusions. Note: Meta-Analysis, Systematic Review, Pilot studies, mixed methods, and Single-subject case studies are not permitted. Here are some questions to ask before you decide on your chosen quantitative journal article. If any of the first four questions are answered “no,” then you should return to your search and attempt to find an article that will meet the JAR1 criteria. 1. Does the article attempt to answer the same or a similar question as your research question? 2. Is the article recently published (within 5-10 years) or is it a seminal work? 3. Is the journal peer-reviewed? 4. Do the researchers present a hypothesis? 5. Is the study design valid for your research question? 6. Are the statistical tests appropriate for the study design? 7. Are the results presented in the article? If you have answered “yes,” to all seven questions, then you should select the article and get ready to start your JAR1 assignment. Furthermore, you may select a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) study. However, a Pilot study is not appropriate for this assignment. The purpose of a pilot study is to examine the feasibility of an approach that is intended to be used in a larger-scale study. Learning Objectives Critically review and evaluate quantitative research. Search for and explore peer-reviewed counselling quantitative research articles; synthesize and critique selected studies’ findings. Demonstrate elementary research design skills. Proficiently apply and discuss course concepts. Purpose The purpose of an article review is to communicate the study’s main points and discuss the design’s implications, strengths and weaknesses. The review is not meant to re-iterate the details of the study nor to paraphrase each point; instead, it should summarize, synthesize and discuss the study. These assignments are an opportunity for you to demonstrate your understanding of the course concepts. For this paper, write in the third person; the idea is always to remain neutral, objective, and personally uninvolved. Instructions Complete a Journal Article Review (JAR1) using this JAR1 Template. The article you choose to review, will, ideally, contribute to the selection and development of your final paper topic. Locate ONE quantitative journal article related to counselling from scholarly peer-reviewed journal articles (published within the last 10 years) available online. You may search for your article via the Yorkville Library or through other online scholarly search engines or databases, such as Google Scholar, ERIC, BASE, APA PsycInfo, PubMed Health. For JAR1, the research design must be quantitative. Quantitative research design uses deductive reasoning. The purpose of quantitative research is to test hypotheses, look at cause and effect, and to make predictions. Quantitative data analysis is based on precise measurements using structured and validated data-collection instruments. The final research report for a quantitative study is a statistical report with correlations, comparisons of means, and the statistical significance of findings as is appropriate to the particular design of the study. For JAR1, the research method, data analysis (statistics), and results should be clearly discussed. For the quantitative JAR1 assignment, please use the third person point of view. According to APA, most formal writing, including APA papers, uses the third person point of view. Third person makes ideas sound less subjective since it removes direct reference to the writer. It also creates a more generalized statement (APA, 2020, p. 120). Note: Meta-analysis, Systematic review, Pilot studies, Mixed methods, Case studies, and Single-subject case studies are not permitted. Structure Required components: Title page, reference page and all the required sections as stated in the assignment template. Length of Assignment: The text body of the paper (i.e., excluding title page and references) should consist of approximately 750 words (3-4 pages), double-spaced typed pages. · Format: Please, format your assignment in Word (files with extension .doc or .docx). Use only the Times New Roman font-size: 12). References: will include at least one (quantitative) scholarly peer-reviewed journal article related to your topic in counselling. Considerations The quantitative article selected for review should align with your Final Paper Topic Declaration. The purpose of an article review is to communicate the main points of a study and to discuss the implications, strengths and weaknesses of the design. The review is not meant to re-iterate the details of the article nor to paraphrase each point; instead, it should summarize and critique the article. To help get you started thinking about quantitative research, here is a brief summary of what you will learn in the upcoming Units 1, 2, 3 and 5. There are four main types of Quantitative research: Descriptive, Correlational, Causal-Comparative/Quasi-Experimental, and Experimental Research. 1) Experimental research is a scientific method used to test a hypothesis or premise. Experimental research consists of a control group (not exposed to the experimental treatment; the dependent variable) and an experimental group (is exposed to the treatment; the independent variable). (Units 1-2) 2) Correlational research is a systematic investigation of relationships between two or more variables used to explain the nature of relationships in the world. Correlations may be positive (if one variable increases, the other variable also increases) or negative (if one variable increases, the other variable decreases). (Unit 3) Here is a video lecture on Correlational research: Crawl, D. (2014). Correlational Research [Video File]. Norse Course Clips. Northern Kentucky University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiyc20GfclU 3) Quasi-experimental is a study that resembles an experiment, but random assignment had no role in determining which participants were placed on a specific level of treatment. (Unit 3) Here is a video lecture on Quasi-experimental design. Research Designs: Quasi-Experimental Designs (2016). [Video File]. University of Amsterdam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N-DKY09GM4 4) Descriptive research is a description and exploration of phenomena in real-life situations and characteristics. Samples of data of particular individuals, situations or groups are summarized and described. (Unit 5) I ATTACHED BOTH THE INSTRUCTIOaqwNS OF THE ASSGNEMNT AND ALSO TEMPLATE
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