## Southern New Hampshire University Final Project Guidelines

## PSY 223 Final Project Guidelines and Rubric

The final project for this course is the creation of a statistical analysis report. The two research courses (PSY 223 and PSY 224) will demystify statistics and research methods in order to show that they are based on simple principles that apply to situations in the social sciences. In psychology, we need to distinguish what is “real” from what is “not real but looks real.” Is this patient really depressed? Does this form of group treatment of adolescents work better than a different form of treatment?

In this summative assessment, you will choose a scenario from a given set to be the basis for your statistical analysis report. Within the scenario, you will be given a data set based on two groups. You will apply the statistical analysis skills you have learned in this course to interpret the data and write up a report of the results. You will be evaluated not only on your computations but also on your explanation of the interpretation of the data.

The project is divided into three milestones and a final product. The milestones will be submitted at various points throughout the course to scaffold learning and to ensure quality final submissions. These milestones will be submitted in Modules Two, Four, and Five. The final project will be submitted in Module

Seven.

In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:

Analyze descriptive and inferential statistics for preparing statistically accurate psychological research

Utilize appropriate statistical techniques for computing descriptive statistics and generating graphs regarding statistical analyses of psychological research

Select appropriate statistical procedures for use in statistical analyses regarding psychological research

Interpret the results of statistical analyses of psychological research data for drawing informed conclusions regarding the implications of psychological research

Assess scenarios involving statistical procedures for ensuring alignment with the expectations of the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists

** Find the remaining section of the final paper instructions in the attachment**.

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