PSY-452 Experimental Psychology
Article Critique – Non-Experimental Designs
Assessment Description- My hypothesis for my study is to find out the correlation between household income and the correlation with mental health. The steps that I took in developing my hypothesis is gathering information through a cross-sectional study. To examine the cross-sectional association between income and mental disorders I had to research a few mental disorders were associated with every level of decrease in income i.e., bipolar disorder, social phobia, and more. I will ensure that my hypothesis is well written and articulate I will let unbiased personnel complete a peer review.
For this assignment, again, it is beneficial that you keep the topic you would like to research for the capstone proposal in mind. The capstone will require a literature review for your proposal, of which you may use articles obtained during this course.
*********Select a peer-reviewed, non-experimental research study that exemplifies a correlational and quasi-experimental design (use keywords method, results, and discussion in your Boolean search). These studies can be found using tools such as the Google Scholar.
Write a 600-750-word paper in which you:
- Compare the research design of the two studies chosen.
- Were the research designs appropriate to their hypothesis (the goal of the research or research question)? Why or why not?
- Discuss the limitations of drawing conclusions from a non-experimental study.
- Did the study have a random sample? Were there other problems that were noticed?
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
*******PLEASE USE THIS REFERENCE AS WELL AS THE REFERENCES YOU HAVE FOR THE PAPER AS WELL
Myers, A., & Hansen, C. H. (2012). Experimental psychology (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth