Develop a research idea based on the topic you selected. Using the outline below, state the Hypothesis, describe the Operational Definitions and select at least one Method from the list that will work with your hypothesis.

Assignment One May be turned in any time before February 1
This assignment is to be typed and double spaced and submitted on Blackboard.

  1. Select a topic in the field of psychology which you believe deserves greater attention and investigation and which you intend to address in your Research Paper.

  2. Describe why you find this topic of interest, how it relates to the field of psychology and why you believe it deserves more research.

  3. Develop a research idea based on the topic you selected. Using the outline below, state the Hypothesis, describe the Operational Definitions and select at least one Method from the list that will work with your hypothesis.

  4. Explain why you chose the method.

Information on research is explained in detail in Chapter 2 of the textbook.
Hypothesis Predictions with Operational Definitions Methods:
Case Study Naturalistic Observation Laboratory Observation Test Survey Correlation Study Experiment