Goals: There are three goals for this lab report:
1. Gain experience with data collection and assessing reliability.
2. Gain experience with data entry and analysis in SPSS.
3. Gain experience and feedback on writing an introduction, methods section, results section, and discussion section.
Specifics: The lab report is to be 4 to 6 pages in length, double-spaced. Margins should be 1 in. around, the font size must be either 11 or 12 pt., and the paper should be left-justified (not centered). All pages should be stapled and numbered with your last name in the top right corner (e.g., Richert, 2). On the first page of your report, also include your name and SID, your lab group members, the course number, the date, and the name of this assignment (Infant Observation Lab Report). In addition, to avoid plagiarizing, be sure to include in-text citations and a reference page for the articles you reference; the reference page is not included in the 4- to 6-page requirement. Students must also submit a print-out of the data analysis output from SPSS.
Your lab report should have 5 sections:
1. Introduction (approx. 1 to 1.5 pages): Your introduction should include a summary of the posted research article (Feldman & Reznick, 1996; on iLearn) as well as a summary of one additional article related to this study. The introduction should conclude with a clearly-stated theory and your specific hypothesis/hypotheses. The introduction DOES NOT include a summary of the research project itself or the findings.
Introduc(on (approx. 1 to 1.5 pages):
? ? Summary of the posted research arHcle
(Feldman & Reznick, 1996; on iLearn)
? ? 1 ADDITIONAL ARTICLE to this study.
? ? clearly-stated theory & specific hypothesis/ hypotheses.
? ? DOES NOT include a summary of the research project itself or the findings
2. Methods (approx. 1 to 1.5 pages): The methods section should include information on the participants (in the Participants section), as well as a description of the measures (in the Measures section) and procedures (in the Procedures section) used for data collection. The methods section should have separate subsections for the participants, measures, and procedures of your study. In this report, you need to clarify the operationalized variable and how it was measured.
Methods (approx. 1 to 1.5 pages): subsecHons
? ? ParHcipants: summary of parHcipants
(number, gender, age)
? ? Measures: Clarify the operaHonalized variable and how it was measured, report reliability
? ? Procedures: Describe the data collecHon process itself