Introduction A good introduction articulates a clear question and set of hypotheses (null and alternative), justifies why that question warrants research attention, and places that question in the context of what is already known (your references). At least 5 references are required for the Introduction.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMethodsAn ideal methods section should accurately describe the sample and procedures, as well as the measures used and any relevant reliability indicators.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResultsAn ideal results section will report the correct statistical tests for the hypotheses, as well as accurate descriptive data for the sample and measures. It also describes the results of statistical testing (appropriate test statistic values and p-values) and the decisions about the null and alternative hypotheses. At least 1 figure or table is required in your Results section
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDiscussionA good discussion places the results in the context of the larger literature (in this case, a relatively limited set of references), considers the implications of the findings, outlines limitations in the design and their meaning for understanding the findings, and may consider the next important research question.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA styleThis criterion focuses on APA style issues – at the macro and micro level. A perfect paper is one with no errors at the macro level (what information is provided in what section), and very few errors in the micro level. Spelling, grammar and the “flow” of the document are also considered in this criterion – an abstract with appropriate information is also required
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRevisionA paragraph summarizing your peer feedback and how you have revised your paper should be included at the very end of your document.
Total Points: 120