Step 1. Choose a study
Step 2. Think about itwhat's wrong with it?
-correlation vs. causation
Step 3. DraftsAPA style
a. Title page
introduce your topic area in a clever way
summary of your study--its hypothesis, how it was tested, its results
Can the results they got be explained by a reason other than how they explain it? How?
Eg., "highly identified sports fans explained victory by focusing on their talents, but explained failure by focusing on bad luck."
Ask yourself what else could this be due to (other than their IV=identification)
|what's the confound?||Gender|
|how could it have confounded the results?||Could gender explain why highly identified
sports fans were using this self-serving bias
e.g., men more likely to use self-serving bias given socialization
|a partial concluding statement about how the IV may be related to the DV because of the confound||"therefore, high identifiers may have showed more self-serving bias because they were men"|
|statement on how your alteration would yield different scores on the DV||"If we were to redesign the study to include women, we might see that female high identifiers would show less self-serving bias given their socialization.|
|what's the confound?||Sample|
|how could it have confounded the results?
|a partial concluding statement about how the IV may be related to the DV because of the confound|
|statement on how your alteration would yield
different scores on the DV
end with hypothesis for your study
d. Methodology (APA format)
Five paragraph papers
Paragraph 1= Introduction
Paragraphs 2, 3, 4= Proof
Paragraph 5 =Conclusion
Within each paragraph
-use one of the themes to analyze an ad
-identify which theme
-describe what elements of the ad suggest this theme
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