Learn about research integrity, responsible conduct of research, and research misconduct, including related policies and regulations, and what you can do to promote research integrity.
The method section is one of the most important components of your paper. The goal of your paper should be to clearly detail what you did in your experiment. Provide enough detail that another researcher could replicate your study if he or she wanted.
HHS and NIH requirements and resources for the extramural community involved in human subjects research in their roles as: applicants/grantees, offerors/contractors, peer reviewers, and institutional officials.
A list of free resources for methods in evaluation and social research. The focus is on how to do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews and other methods. Most of the extensive links are to resources that can be read over the Web. By Gene Shackman, applied sociologist.
Inventions arising from federally funded research are required to be reported to the government agency that funded the project. Learn about the systems and policies related to intellectual property and invention reporting.
The course teaches the researcher how to decide what information is pertinent and how to summarize or synthesize the information into a coherent presentation without interjecting bias.
The method section of an psychology paper provides the methods and procedures used in a research study or experiment. This part of an APA paper is critical because it allows other researchers to see exactly . This allows other researchers to reproduce your experiment if they want and to assess alternative methods that might produce differing results.
1) -- quick,concise (what is being studied)
2) --research, practical, clinical (why it is generally important)
3) -- what the expert literature reveals (what we know already)
4) -- what'smissing in the research literature (what we don't know -- motivationfor study)
5) (and sometimes, hypotheses) -- the specifics of this research
You might have noticed while reading in the research literature thatresearch reports tend to start immediately – there’s very little “warmup” material involved. However, we are so used to writing this way thatit may not be possible to just start at the beginning. If this is thecase, go back and cross out the first couple of lines.
You should provide detailed information on the research design, participants, equipment, materials, variables, and actions taken by the participants. The method section should provide enough information to allow other researchers to replicate your experiment or study.
The second step to the introduction is to offer the first bitof persuasion to the reader: show the importance of the topic byoffering something of practical or research significance. However, itis very important for the writer to understand that “significance” doesnot mean an opinion about why the topic is important. Rather, thesignificance comes from the research literature, too. Read the examplesbelow, then we’ll craft one from the literature on young children andcomputers.
Useful notes on keeping a research diary by Ian Hughes. Discussed in the context of an action research project but generally applicable. An Action Research E-Report from the University of Sydney.
One specific example of such a report is the report that presents information about a potential customer to enable account representatives, marketing specialists, and strategic planners to enhance or develop a business relationship with the potential customer.
This part of your method section should also explain how many participants were in your study, how many were assigned to each condition, and basic characteristics of your participants such as sex, age, ethnicity, or religion. In this subsection, it is also important to explain why your participants took part in your research. Was your study advertised at a college or hospital? Did participants receive some type of incentive to take part in your research?