Research Manuscript – Research Project
1. Research Manuscript: As a group, you will be required
to write up your results (much like the studies you have been reading in
Readings About the Social Animal). The outline below illustrates not only
the form your manuscript might take, but also the weight given to each aspect
of the manuscript.
Ø Cover Page
1. A brief description of the project, no longer than 250
iii. Group #
Ø Introduction & Hypothesis
i. Introduce the
ii. Link and support
your subject with some existing research. This research clarifies and
enlightens the reader to the area of Social Psychology you are researching.
The research cited should also begin to elucidate issues directly related
to your hypothesis. (Literary Review) [10%]
iii. Clearly state
your hypothesis. Be sure to specifically describe the subject of this
study and the target population? Your hypothesis can be stated within
the body of the Review of the Literature. [10%]
iv. Explain the significance
and applicability of your research [5%]
i. Describe how you
will test your hypothesis. How will you maintain internal validity?
What are the independent and dependent variables? Methods of selecting subjects
ii. Procedure of
experiment is clearly and thoroughly described (i.e., describe what you will
do – location, materials used, conditions, etc). [10%]
1. Include a copy of your Informed Consent Form
2. Will subjects be deceived, if so justify the deception.
3. Indicate the level of confidentiality:
will be anonymous
will be confidential
i. Describe the methods by which your
team will ensure anonymity and/or confidentiality.
iii. How and what
will you measure? How will you collect and store results? How will you collect
demographic information? Will you use a survey, if so explain the design
of the survey? [5%]
Participant population is properly described (i.e., who they were, how many
there were, how they were chosen ). [5%]
ii. Describe and
graph your results clearly. [10%]
iii. Link results
to original hypotheses. (Did the results support the hypothesis?
Could there be an alternative reason for your results? If they did
not, what might the explanation be? What are the implications of your
results? What new hypothesis could be formed based on your results?
iv. Final Conclusion
i. Style, grammar, spelling, punctuation,
clarity, economy of expression, readability and orderly presentation. [5%]
ii. Creativity and depth of interpretation.
iii. Include examples of all forms used.
iv. Include all surveys, unless confidentiality
is an issue – if so then all records need to be destroyed and only statistical