The purpose of this study is to examine the types of dreams a person may experience while sleep

The purpose of this study is to examine the types of dreams a person may experience while sleep

PSY 452
Research Report
Assignment Instructions

Constructing research reports are a major part of the research process. This assignment will
assist you in learning to develop a hypothesis and conduct a literature review directly related to
the research hypothesis and present it in order to learn the concept of writing a research report.
Be sure to read chapters 15 & 16 of the textbook before beginning the assignment.
1) Using the selected topic in Module 1, write a Research Report (1,000–1,500 words) on the
selected topic. Include the following in your paper:
a) Introductory section: Include hypothesis and a review of the literature:
i) Develop a hypothesis on the topic you selected in Module 1.
ii) Submit your hypothesis to the instructor by the end of Day Three in Module 4. You
will use the feedback you receive from the instructor to revise your hypothesis if
iii) Conduct a thorough literature review directly related to the research hypothesis you

2) Now that you have conducted your literature review on the hypothesis, select and analyze
one study (from your search results) that was implemented and provides thorough results for
your analysis.
3) Include the following sections in your report:
a) Methodology section: Include subsections:
i) Participants- How many participants were involved in the study? What were the
relevant characteristics (age, gender, race, etc.)? How were they recruited? Provide
additional information to for clarity.
ii) Apparatus/ Materials/ Instruments- What materials or instruments were used in the
iii) Procedure- Provide a clear description of all procedures followed in the study. Were
there groups? Was there manipulation to control variables? Provide the steps of the
study in chronological order for the reader.
iv) Design- Briefly explain the design of the experiment.
b) Results section: This portion of the report should relay a summary of the findings in the
study using words. Include statistics, critical values, degrees of freedom, and alpha level.
Use figures or tables to help explain the findings.
c) Discussion section: This section should tie everything together for the reader. Explain
what the study found and if your hypothesis was supported or not. Include interpretation
of results, ethical concerns, limitations of the study, and suggestions for future research.

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d) Appendices section: Include a minimum of two appendices (either two figures, two
tables, or a figure and a table).
4) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide,
located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
5) This assignment uses a grading rubric that can be viewed at the assignment’s dropbox.
Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review
the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria
and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
6) Submit the assignment to the instructor by the end of Module 8.


Academic LevelCollege (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)
Subject AreaPsychology
Paper Type Research paper
Number of Pages4 Page(s)/1100 words
Paper FormatAPA
SpacingDouble spaced
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