Assessment Task 1: Annotated Bibliograph
An annotated bibliography is a list of sources and annotations (summary and evaluation) on a selected topic arranged in alphabetical order. Each annotation should have three parts. The first part is the bibliographic information of the source which should strictly follow APA style. The second part of each annotation includes a concise summary of the content and methodology of the study (what problem was investigated using which methods and with what results?). The third part of the annotation should include your reflection (critical evaluation of the study) and its relevance to the theme of the AB (your chosen topic or area of interest). Roughly, the summary and the evaluation of each stud should have a 70% to 30% proportion.
Assessment Task 2: Research Proposal
Assignment 2 is a proposal for a small-scale replication project. Choose the article you suggested for replication in assignment 1 and write your proposal for a small-scale replication study. You may reduce the scope of the replication in terms of research questions, data collection instruments, sample, data collection and analysis procedures, etc. to cope with the time constraints you have.
Outline of assignment 2
- Introduction: Introduce your topic (area) and its importance (theoretically and practically). You can use Assignment 1 to prepare this section, however, you need to tweak it to fit into the scope of this assignment. Then identify the article you have chosen for replication.
- Literature review: Provide a brief and relevant literature review (use your review paper from Assignment 1 to write this part).
- Purpose and research questions: State the general purpose of the proposed study, and formulate some (1-2) specific research questions and/or research hypotheses to be investigated.
- Methods: Provide details of how the study will be conducted. Use the original article you are going to replicate, but change the design, sample, instruments, and procedures so that you can carry out a small-scale study within your time limit.
- Research design and method (The design of your study and the specific research methods you will use to investigate the research problem and answer research questions)
- Operationalization of key concepts/constructs & identification of variables (if relevant)
- Participants (sampling procedure, numbers, characteristics)
- Instruments of data collection, reliability and validity of the instruments (append examples if appropriate)
- Procedures for data collection and analysis
- Ethical issues to be considered in your study
A reference list must be provided at the end of the proposal in alphabetical order and according to APA writing style. There should be a one-to-one correspondence between the works cited in the body of your proposal and the ones in your reference list. Any appendix will be placed after references.
Assessment Task 3: Research Report
Assignment 3 is a research report of a small-scale study you’ll complete. Follow the structure of Introduction (including selective Literature Review), Methods, Results, Discussion and Conclusion (IMRDC) (See Chapter 3 of your Interactive Text). Since you have already submitted a literature review (Assignment 2), only a selective part of it (significant sources and arguments) should be included in the Introduction.
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