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Project Guidelines

Data literacy is a vital component of psychology-related careers. Having the skills to understand, dissect, and critique research studies will benefit you in this course and beyond. For this project, you will critique the research study that you chose for the Project Two Milestone assignment.

Critiques involve a balanced discussion of the research study, which means you will want to focus on both the strengths of the study and the limitations or areas of possible improvement. For your critique, you will analyze each section of the research study you selected.

This project builds on the skills you practiced in your Module Two and Module Four activities, as well as the Project Two Milestone assignment.

Rubric Summary

In grading this activity, 85% of your points will be allocated based on how well you answer the prompts for the following rubric criteria:

· Analyzes the introduction section of the research study.

· Analyzes the method section of the research study.

· Analyzes the results section of the research study.

· Analyzes the discussion section of the research study.

· Explains how the findings of this research study could apply to personal or professional life.

The remaining 15% of your grade will be allocated based on your use of correct grammar, sentence structure, and spelling, as well as your use of citations for any ideas requiring attribution.

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You selected this research study: The Role of Conscious Reasoning and Intuition in Moral Judgment: Testing Three Principles of Harm

Critique the Study

I) Analyze the introduction section of the research study in about 50 to 100 words. Include the following in your response:

A. The title of the article

B. The purpose of the study

C. How the article’s introductory content is relevant and how it logically leads into the study

II) Analyze the method section of the research study in about 250 to 350 words. Include the following in your response:

A. The study’s method and design

B. The study’s primary hypothesis and claim

C. How the method and design align with the primary hypothesis to reach a strong conclusion

D. How the researchers made measurements and whether they were good choices for the conceptual variables

E. How the researchers obtained participants, how many participants there were, and their characteristics

F. The sampling characteristics (sample size, strategy, composition, etc.) as they relate to this study

III) Analyze the results section of the research study in about 50 to 100 words. Include the following in your response:

A. The “big idea” of the analysis (compare means, look for relationships, assess frequency, etc.)

B. How the primary hypothesis was supported

C. The analysis used for the primary hypothesis

IV) Analyze the discussion section of the research study in about 150 to 200 words. Include the following in your response:

A. The major findings

B. The strengths and limitations described in the study

C. The conclusions and whether they were supported by the method that the researchers used

D. Whether the claims and inferences the researchers draw seem appropriate, given their findings

E. How the study could be improved or extended in future research

V) Explain how the findings of this research study could apply to your personal or professional life in about 50 to 100 words.

VI) List your references in APA Style below. Remember that they should be in alphabetical order by author last name.

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Project Two Milestone

Shivone Smith

Southern New Hampshire University

PSY 222: Research Methods in Psychology

Amy Coyle

April 18, 2022


Project Two Milestone

Research Study: The Role of Conscious Reasoning and Intuition in Moral Judgment: Testing Three Principles of Harm

1. Select a peer-reviewed journal article and describe its relevance to you personally or professionally in about 50 to 75 words.

This research is important to me because it answers the question of role of conscious reasoning and intuition in moral judgement. Many people have experienced harm, I included I am informed of the three principles that may define harm. The principle of harm that is caused by action vs that of omission, the principle of harm intended against that of foreseen effect and the principle of physical contact vs no physical contact.

2. Describe the purpose of the peer-reviewed journal article in about 25 to 50 words.

The research examines the topic on the extend of conscious reasoning in comparison with the intuition. The outcomes of the two in moral reasoning decision.

3. Identify the major methodological design of the peer-reviewed journal article in about 25 to 50 words.

The Moral Sense Test Website was used to collect the required data for use in this article. This was an improvement from the previous works of study that showed no big difference in data for those who completed traditionally by pen and paper.

4. Identify strengths and weaknesses of the specific measurement used to operationalize one of the key variables in about 50 to 100 words.

The paper has put in consideration the variables required for the examination of this topic. The first variable of harm caused by action versus harm caused by omission meets clear difference between action and omission. With these variables, they are easy to comment on cause and effects and also easy to replicate. Their weakness remains the advent of the artificial environment where the participants have to act out. They also have demand characteristics where the participants may change the behavior

5. Identify the key variables and how they were operationalized in the study (i.e., what measures were used) in about 100 to 150 words.

Independent variable is harm caused by action which is operationalized through intentional questioning that the participants are subjected to. Here we can predict the cause and the results of harm caused by action. The dependent variable is omission which we cannot predict the results of that harm that is caused by omission. Another variable is harm caused by physical contact (independent) versus that caused by without physical contact (Dependent). These is operationalized through reflective questioning and reasoning that investigates physical and emotional hurt.

References

Cushman F., Young L., & Hauser M. (2006). The Role of Conscious Reasoning and Intuition in

Moral Judgement: Testing Three Principles of Harm.