Resource: American Psychological Association website.
Research is an important part of the learning process and in the field of psychology. The difference between good and poor research is often the lack of understanding the process and importance of sources. APA is a part of the research process. For this assignment you are assuming the role of an instructor who is presenting on research and APA guidelines.
The two concepts you must understand to complete this assignment correctly are 1) the difference between Peer reviewed and Non Peer Reviewed sources AND 2) A basic understanding of APA formatting rules.
Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with detailed speaker notes that includes the following:
The steps of the research process using a diagram. WHAT are the steps needed to complete a project or write a paper from gathering research to turning it in? (Make sure you are discussing the process to write a research based paper, NOT the steps used to complete a research study). Detail all of these steps and present them in a diagram form.
A list of 8 to 10 credible research strategies, and explain how they may be used. HOW/WHERE will you find your research? How will you know you have the correct sources and information? (You will find a lot of this discussed in your readings for this week).
The differences and similarities of peer-reviewed resources and resources that are not peer-reviewed. Explain the differences so someone who did not know what this was could understand.
An outline of the APA guidelines that govern the style and structure of research. What rules do you need to follow to document your sources?
Expectations for your course according to your reading and the current version of the APA manual. Some rules are different for undergraduates versus graduate students or professional researchers. What rules do undergraduate students need to be aware of? *Hint – check out the materials in the Center for Writing Excellence APA guidelines
Incorporate at least two peer reviewed sources in your presentation.
Include at least one APA-formatted citation example, both in-text, and end text citations.
Format any citations in your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
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