Psyche Research

As a researcher, it is critical to translate observations into meaningful data which will yield meaningful interpretations. In this assignment, you will create a series of data collection instruments. For each of the methodologies listed, you will develop a measure and explain your decision creating the measure.
Select one independent variable and one dependent variable or outcome that you would like to measure (e.g., academic success, life satisfaction, consumer behavior, crime, personality, etc). Next, create an operational definition for the variables of interest. Then, develop an appropriate measure of the independent and dependent variable for both a self-report survey or a between-subjects experiment. The methods you design should focus on quantifying observations. For the independent and dependent variables, please include a rating scale that will be used to rate the participant responses.
enlightenedAssignment Requirements:

  1. Independent variable and operational definition
  2. Dependent variable and operational definition
  3. Self-report survey
  • Minimum of 3 questions for a dependent variable and rating scale
  • Minimum of 3 questions for an independent variable and rating scale
  • Rationale for your method in creating the measure THIS MUST BE (250-300 words, 2 academic sources)

4. Between subjects experiment

  • Minimum of 3 questions or observation points for an independent variable and rating scale
  • Minimum of 3 questions or observation points for a dependent variable and rating scale
  • Rationale for your method in creating the measure THIS MUST BE (250-300 words, 2 academic sources)

Note: This assignment is purely hypothetical and should not involve direct interaction with participants. Keep in mind:
Any new research regardless of size or scope MUST go through the IRB review and approval process BEFORE conducting any interviews or solicitation for the study. This is not only a university policy but a federally mandated requirement. Failure to do so can invalidate the research and open the researcher up to liability for any damages charged as a result. If in doubt, please reach out to your instructor, program director, or librarian. More information can be found at the link below.
https://www.apa.org/research/responsible/irbs-psych-science