Behavioral Sciences

STUDY ACTIVITY
As you read each chapter, visit the online University Virtual Library that is available to you at no cost and find articles related
to the readings as a study aid. The University Virtual Library offers a wide range of databases including the following:
ProQuest Psychology Journals, PsycARTICLES, PsycEXTRA, PsycBOOKS, PsychiatryOnline, and Psychology and Behavioral
Sciences Collection, as well as other electronic resources. The APA website offers fee-based access to PsycINFO and
PsycCRITIQUES databases. Moreover, to further enhance your learning experience you are also encouraged to visit the
Psych Web website to learn the latest findings in the field and find web links. You are encouraged to utilize the Internet and the
indicated resources to access current literature and information to enhance your analysis of the Term Project. The respective
links to the websites are listed below:
University Virtual Library: http://learners.calsouthern.edu/Library
APA Website: http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/index.aspx
Psych Web website: http://psyweb.com/
Review of these links does not need to be submitted for grading – they are for your own learning enrichment.
Read Chapters 5-7 of Applied Social Research.
Assignment 6
Begin to Write Chapter 1 of your Master’s Thesis.
The main purpose of Chapter 1 of your Master’s Thesis is to formulate and clarify your research question(s) of
your Master’s Thesis.
This includes:
a. Putting the research question into a researchable form.
b. Create study objectives that will be answered with research questions.
c. Ensure that research questions conform to scientific method (Chapter 3 of Cone & Foster).
Begin writing the following sections:
a. Introduction
b. Background of the problem
c. Statement of the problem
d. Purpose of the study
e. Theoretical Framework
f. Research questions
g. Hypothesis
h. Importance of the study
?i. Scope of the study. Definitions
?k. Summary and organizations of remaining chapters
Refer to Chapter 4 (pg 7-8) of the Master’s Thesis Handbook, located under the course “Resources” tab for more detailed
instructions.
Assignment Outcomes
Distinguish specific problems or potential problem areas for analysis and intervention
Differentiate between constraints and limitations to intervention and change
Create valid and reliable methods for addressing constraints and limitations
Analyze a collection of qualitative or quantitative data
Evaluate research utilizing research design methodologyIntegrate legal and ethical issues to research methodology
Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
Course Work

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