You are required to: provide a working title for your project provide a literature review outlining the rationale for your study state your research question or hypothesis. Word limit: 1200 words total excluding reference list. You are advised to use a maximum of 50 words on the title and research question together. Your working title should be short and mention the method and topic you wish to investigate. Your literature review should draw on evidence from three to five studies you have found in academic journals or book chapters (not textbooks). You should evaluate these studies and identify a gap in the literature that your project will aim to fill. Your research question or hypothesis should relate to this gap in the literature. This assignment is in three parts. Firstly you must supply a working title for your project.
This should be informative, describing your project. It’s a survey project – using psychometric surveys e.g. ‘An investigation into the relationship between personality and political beliefs’, Secondly you need to write a literature review of three to five primary sources. The first step here is to conduct a literature search. Finally you should include your research question – what do you aim to discover? It goes without saying that the research question needs to be phrased as a question! Alternatively if you are conducting a survey and plan to test a prediction from a psychological theory, you could include your main hypothesis. This should be phrased as a statement predicting a difference or an effect.
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