For this assignment you are asked to write a 7-8 page research paper. Specifically, you will synthesize research from a scientific literature, and draw conclusions based on your research. This assignment provides an opportunity for students to explore an area of interest in developmental psychology in greater depth than time allows in the course.
Journal Article Summary: Thursday, September 15
Email possible research question - Friday, September 16, 5:00 PM
Paper Topic - Thursday, September 29, 9:00 PM (post on D2L)
Final Paper - Monday, November 21, 9:00pm (post on D2L)
1. Choose a Research Question.
2. Write a complete paper.
3. Find at least 8 high quality references
Your proposal should include the following elements:
1. Type your name, class, date, and paper question/title at the top of the page.
2. Describe your proposed paper. Include the following elements.
3. Find 4 sources that are appropriate for your paper. These sources must be research articles or books. You may include the article from the summary assignment, if appropriate.
Using an article that may be useful for your paper, complete the worksheet included in the assignment packet (see PDF above). Include the following information:
Then, use the different sections of an scholarly journal article to answer the following questions
Introduction - Brief introduction of necessary background to the study
Methods - Generally, what did they do in the study?
Design for the study