Part two of media’s influence on body image- research methods-

Due dates are in instructions and layout below!!!!!

Assignment 2: Final Project: Sampling 


*********I have some information that could possibly be used**********


  1. Five additional references that could be used for your research paper and include a 1-2 sentence description for each of the five additional references, explaining how they fit with the research topic and the research question proposed. Make sure that these references come from scholarly sources using Argosy’s library resources. *********– I have two or three articles that you may want to use-**********
  2. A  very detailed outline of what you would like to cover in the intro/lit review of your paper. Write it as an outline and think about what you want each paragraph or section to cover. Paste your references into each section where the information from that article applies to the topic. Below is an example of the outline although the references have not been pasted in yet:
    1. Introduction or Statement of the Problem -Media’s influence on body image (*****I have research question and hypothesis, currently being reviewed by professor. Can be changed if needed..



      Media has a great influence in the body images of people where individuals opt to change their body and facial appearances as well as their behavior.*****)

      1. Research question 
      2. Why is it important/implications 
      3. Revised hypothesis based on feedback from the instructor
    2. Review of the Literature (the following is an example for above topic):
      1. Brief description of Media’s influence on body image (Cite articles from which you will obtain this information).
      2. Who is media’s main target(Cite articles from which you will obtain this information).
      3. List  two factors (Cite articles).
      4. Demographic characteristics (Cite articles).
  3. A 1 page description of the sample you would like to use for your study, that provides the answer to the following questions:
    1. What sampling technique would you use?
    2. Does the sample generalize to the population? Explain why or why not.
    3. What inclusion criteria would be used? What exclusion criteria would be used, if any?
    4. What ethical issues might be encountered when collecting your information from this sample?
  4. Be sure to also submit all your ten references (the five from last week and the five new ones you added) in an APA-style reference page. Be sure to also include an APA-style title page with your submission. Your paper should be at least 2-3 pages long. Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.


Submit assignment by Wednesday, October 5, 2016. All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.


Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Provided five additional valid references and explained the reasoning behind their selection.


Discussed the sampling technique for the proposed study and included the aspects of generalization, inclusion, and ethical issues as requested in the assignment.


Provided a detailed outline of the intro/literature review section of the paper, along with revised hypothesis.


Included an APA-style title page and reference page (with at least 10 references).


Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.







Assignment due Friday 10/07/2016 by midnight: ( Doesn’t have to be a full page, one or two paragraphs with APA guidelines and citation)


Imagine you were to create a survey that examined the frequency of drug use in middle school children. Referring back to the considerations for creating surveys presented in this module and in your textbook, what specific factors would you need to consider when developing this survey? Make sure you address considerations related to age (early adolescence) and nature of the topic (drug use).