PSY 326 Research Methods

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PSY 326 Research Methods
Week Two Discussion.
1. Research Design You have been approached by a pharmaceutical company that has developed a new drug that is supposed to be effective in the treatment of schizophrenia. Before mass producing the drug they want to be sure that it is more effective than the drug they are currently producing. They have hired you to design a research study to determine the effectiveness of the new drug compared with the old one.

Discuss what research you would use for this study and why. Be sure to include a brief overview of the study and how you would determine the effectiveness of one drug over the other.

Your initial post should be at least 250-300 words in length. Support your
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Why are there different methods that can be used to describe data? Do the methods used to describe data depend on the type of research design that you have utilized or it is a function of the data collected? Explain your reasoning.
2. select a quantitative research study. Identify and describe the method(s) used to describe the data in this study. Was the appropriate method(s) identified, in your opinion? Could other methods have been used to describe the data in this study? Be sure to properly site the study you chose within your post.
Your initial post should be a minimum of 250-300 words and utilize at least two scholarly sources, cited in APA format. .
Assignment: Research Study and Method

This week you will submit a one to two page paper (excluding title and reference pages) that discusses the research study you will critique for your Final Paper. It is essential that the research study you choose to critique must:
1. Be an actual research study, not a review.
2. Contain a literature review of research related to the topic.
3. Have a clearly stated research question (or questions) and a hypothesis.
4. Collect data for analysis.
5. Conduct some type of analysis on the data collected.
6. Interpret the results of the analysis.
7. Discuss the implications of the results of the study.

It is important that you complete all of the components of the assignment this week so that your instructor can provide you feedback which you
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