Research Design Questions

Suppose you were going to create your own study to examine what course-delivery format (online, blended, or face-to-face) leads to the best performance in a psychological statistics class. In a paper identify the following for your study:

  • What is your research question?
  • What is your hypothesis (both null and alternate)?
  • Is this a qualitative or quantitative design (based on type of variable collected) and why?
  • Is this a descriptive, correlational or experimental design and why?
  • What would be an example of a variable for this study that could be measured on a nominal scale? Ordinal scale? Interval scale? Ratio scale?
  • Once you have collected your data, would you use inferential or descriptive statistics and why?
  • Create a sample frequency distribution for one of the variables. Choose either a simple or grouped frequency distribution and explain your choice.

By Monday, January 10, 2016, deliver your assignment to the M1: Assignment 3 Dropbox.

Assignment 3 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Identified an appropriate research question
Correctly identified the null and alternative hypotheses.
Explained whether your study would be classified as a qualitative or quantitative design and why.
Explained whether your study would be classified as a descriptive, correlational or experimental design and why.
Provided an example of a variable for this study that could be measure on a nominal scale, ordinal scale, interval scale, and ratio scale.
Explained whether inferential or descriptive statistics would be used to analyze the data collected and why.
Created a sample frequency distribution for one of the variables. Selected either a simple or grouped frequency distribution and explained choice.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.


Psychological Statistics 1 Quiz

You are allowed to use your textbook so that you can access the equations needed to solve the problems. The test is not timed, but you should complete the test in one sitting. Make sure you review the readings and module notes for Modules 1 throughbefore you begin.

Complete the quiz by Week 3, Day 7


THE TEST CAN ONLY BE TAKEN ONCE. I will send the link /username and password after the handshake. I think it’s 30 questions. I can pay all upfront to take the test. 


Kim Woods is my person of choice. If your name is not Kim Woods please do not respond. Thank you. 


Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Correct answers to short answer questions.
Correct answers to multiple choice questions.

While it has always existed, bullying and cyberbullying has become a major problem in middle childhood and adolescence.

While it has always existed, bullying and cyberbullying has become a major problem in middle childhood and adolescence.  I have included a great resource regarding this topic. Take a moment to look over some of the items on the website. After viewing the website, reading this week’s material, and reflecting on your own experiences, create a thread that addresses the harmful effects and possible solutions to bullying and cyberbullying.

Here are some prompts to get you started:

  • How was bullying dealt with when you were younger? How is it dealt with today?
  • Where do bullies fit in the system of popular and unpopular children?
  • What happens to bullies when they become older?
  • What advice should parents give their children who are victimized by a bully? Should a child be encouraged to defend himself/herself? When should he/she use adult resources? Is it always wrong to hit (such as in self-defense)? Are self-defense and retaliation different?

3-4 Page Assignment Excluding Cover Page And Reference Page,

  • Assess your current knowledge, skills, and attitudes using the competencies and essential elements outlined on page S32 of the “Competency Assessment Toolkit for Professional Psychology” article. Relate your self-assessment to developmental levels developed by NCSPP on each of the competencies.
  • Evaluate areas in which you need to improve and create a developmental plan outlining how you intend to do so.

Ethics: Central Component To Justice?

Ethics: Central Component to Justice?
Societies have been using punishment as a way to affect behavior for centuries. The question must be asked of the benefits of punishment to direct actions and deter crime. After reading the required textbook chapters for this week, evaluate public issues that criminal organizations face in ethical decision making. In your response,

Evaluate the morality of punishment for actions;
Describe the philosophical theories that justify punishment as a requirement to creating and reinforcing moral behavior;
Explain the theories that view punishment as an inappropriate response to poor moral behavior; and
Describe the alternatives to punishment used to correct behavior.

Explain in your own words why solving linear equations is so important to be able to do as a skill (and not just to pass the class!).

Explain in your own words why solving linear equations is so important to be able to do as a skill (and not just to pass the class!).

Please be detailed in your posts.

Discussion Expectations:  

The minimum requirements for class discussions are to respond directly to the discussion prompt and to respond to at least two other posts, by other students or the instructor, by the end of the week. The discussion will close on the due date and will NOT be reopened for a late submission.

  1. Submit one main post responding directly to each part of the discussion prompt(s) by Thursday at 11:59 PM ET.
    • This should be a substantive response (between 75 -150 words minimum) to the topic(s) in your own words, referencing (using APA format) what you have discovered in your required reading and other learning activities.
    • You may use resources in addition to your textbook that supports your post(s); however, you must mention the source(s) that you used in your post(s) using APA format in-text citations and reference lists. You can review APA formatting here:  (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Stress, Lifestyle, And Health Poster

Pretend you are a hospital counselor in a meeting with the administration. A presentation is given concerning how there seems to be a high-stress level at the hospital that is negatively affecting many employees’ health. You have been asked to create a poster that can be placed in various places around the hospital that will offer tips on stress, lifestyle, and overall health.

  1. Create a poster using Adobe Sparks, S’more, PPT, concept map or Word Document and include your name, class title, name of the assignment & date at the beginning of the assignment. It is required that you select a different format than used in the Week 4 Assignment; point loss will occur if you use the same format.
  2. Name at least 3 ways that stress can help to motivate someone to change their behavior.
  3. Give at least 3 stress reduction techniques.
  4. List at least 3 ways to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
  5. Offer at least 3 biological consequences of stress, emotion, and cognitive outlook on overall health.
  6. Include at least 3 ways the hospital can help to motivate employees to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
  7. Add at least 4 pictures (illustrations/charts/graphics or videos) and give a caption to indicate one of the requirements for this assignment.
  8. Add at least 4 scholarly references in APA format (NOTE:  With only a few exceptions, .com, .org, .gov, and .edu websites and others found by “Googling” are not considered scholarly sources because they are not peer-reviewed).  Use the APUS Library to find academic/scholarly sources.

Use as many pages as needed to meet these requirements.

Ethics, Media, And Criminal Justice

The media plays a major part in all facets of U.S. society. Increased attention on criminal justice issues and criminal justice administration by the media creates opportunities and threats to the status quo of criminal justice policies and actions. Chapters 11 and 16 in your text discuss the influence of the media on criminal justice and the theories of justice. For this assignment, you will support the evaluation of public issues that criminal justice organizations face in ethical decision making and the creation of a set of standards for ethical and moral conduct in criminal justice situations.

  • Create an ethics policy for the media in handling the reporting of criminal justice issues and news;
  • Examine the significance of political bias in reporting; and
  • Create a foundation for the accurate and ethical reporting of news about the criminal justice system.

Logical Fallacies And Criminal Justi

Logical Fallacies (Links to an external site.) provides a list of various logical fallacies with definitions. For this assignment, you will apply ethical reasoning and recognize fallacies in ethical reasoning. In your three-page response,

  • Describe at least five logical fallacies;
  • Summarize the impact of each logical fallacy on the criminal justice system; and
  • Provide specific examples of how each logical fallacy could impact the professionalism, preparedness, and daily functions of significant aspects of the criminal justice process.

Character: Significance And Application In Criminal Justice

After reading Chapters 4 and 10 in Banks (2016), examine the need for strong, moral character for all participants in the criminal justice system. In your response,

  • Explain how a criminal justice agency can ensure that it hires moral individuals;
  • Provide strategies for creating accountability in the area of ethical training and action;
  • Explain how an organization can create an expectation for moral conduct; and
  • Discuss how an organization can measure progress towards a moral and just criminal justice department.