Your presentation is based on the research you have conducted over the past month. Before posting, review section 11.49Links to an external site. of your text, focusing on the content under the Discussion subheading.
Main Discussion Post – Due Wednesday by 11:59pm
First, create a PowerPoint presentation with a minimum of seven slides.
Summarize the research – Include the research topic/question, purpose, and your hypothesis.
Methods (2 slides)
Briefly summarize the methods by describing the following:
Sample – how many, gender, age range, how you recruited them.
Survey – include an overview of what it asked participants to do, at least one sample item, and the type of scale used for the item (e.g., 5-point Likert scale (1 = highly unlikely, 5 = very unlikely).
Design & procedure
Results (2 slides)
What did you find?
Describe how your results support or contradict your hypothesis.
Note: for the results section, you do not need to include any statistical information. Using everyday language, explain what the main findings were.
Discussion – Strengths, Limitations, and Future Research (2 or more slides)
Pick two strengths and two weaknesses/limitations of your research. Explain what these are and why these are counted as strengths and weaknesses of your research. When discussing the limitations, be sure to review how they they may have influenced the results and provide potential solutions for future research for each limitation you mention.
To get you started, here are strengths and limitations you may have encountered in conducting your research: convenience sampling, sample size, control of or impact of extraneous/confounding variables, participant recruitment, biases, types of survey items used (think about the cognitive model for responding to surveys and BRUSO), mistakes/mishaps/confusion on researchers part or participants’ part.
Be mindful that your knowledge and understanding of research methods are being assessed – so make sure the strengths and limitations you identify are informed by what you’ve learned throughout the semester and use the appropriate terminology.