# Psychology 54port i need help with a research on psychological research, that has elements of Statistics attached to it Requirements: 8 pages INTRODUCTION

Psychology 54port i need help with a research on psychological research, that has elements of Statistics attached to it

Requirements: 8 pages INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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For this final assignment, you will write a paper in APA 7th edition styling. Your paper
should have a title page, running head, references section, as well as a body section
that is properly formatted. You can consult your APA manual and also look under
can also use chapter 11 in your book to help guide you, but make sure you have
addressed the prompts in the outline starting on page 4 of this document.

This paper should be no less than 8 pages long excluding the title page, abstract, and
references page.

Think of a test with 100 math problems…There are two types of problems on
each test: addition and subtraction. Would you finish the test faster if you
completed all the addition problems first and all the subtraction problems next?
If you switch/alternate back and forth between addition and subtraction, will the
mental effort of ‘task-switching’ (changing operations frequently) actually slow
you down? Or is simple math so easy that there will be no difference?

The class experiment that we conducted intended to measure just that. We
used a math task that could be completed in an organized fashion to minimize
switch for every problem attempted. If there is no difference between switching
tasks repeatedly and completing the same problems in an organized fashion,
then there should be no difference in the mean (average) completion times of

T tests are used to determine if the difference between sample means is
significantly different or not. As we are comparing two similar tasks, if there is a
difference, it should be due to the manipulation of task switching and if the
difference is significant (i.e., not the result of chance alone), the t-test will tell us.

Using the class’s pooled data, you will conduct a t-test to compare the sample
means of Task A and Task B. Then, you will write a paper that describes the
experiment and analyzes the data.

OVERVIEW

1. Access the data in the excel file [DATASET.xlsx] → ANNOUNCEMENTS SECTION
2. You will need to find 3 journal articles, in addition to the three that I provided you on

Canvas, that have relevance to our study and cite information from those articles using in-
text citations.

• You need at least 2 relevant in-text citations for each article.
• The in-text citations should be bolded and in the color red.

3. You need to be able to analyze the data using a t test, and analyze patterns by
comparing/reporting correlations.

4. Write a paper (APA 7th edition) that is at least 8 pages (11 including
title/abstract/references pages)

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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You will need to conduct a t-test on the data to determine if the sample means are
significantly different. After the data from Math Tasks Assignment is compiled, the data
will be posted on Canvas.

When the data is compiled, you will use the completion times from each condition to
complete the t-test worksheet after you print it out [TtestWorksheet6_.pdf]. The
worksheet will walk you through a t-test with an alpha of .05 in one tail. This is because
the research predicts that the results will occur in one particular direction.

The data file [DATASET.xlsx] has a tab called “T-test Calculation” that saves you the
work of performing many computations. Be sure to check out this page before starting

In the Results section, please report the results of your t-test in the following
way. You can copy and paste the text below into your paper and
replace the information highlighted below as necessary.

M represents ‘Mean’; SD represents ‘Standard Deviation’. The t-test