Be sure you have read over the description of this assignment in the Syllabus. There is a grading rubric for it in the Doc Sharing section. The overall goal of this assignment is to do a critical comparison/contrast of the sources of information available in psychology; In this case, one is to be a more “pop” (as in “popular”) psychology source and another more scientific/empirical. When we say pop psychology we are usually referring to television (e.g., Dr. Phil video clip on YouTube) or Internet sources (e.g., blogs) where people present psychological ideas in their own way, reflecting their own biases, experiences, or subjective perceptions (this is related to our discussion in Module 1). This means it is usually less science/data-driven and more opinion-driven.
As you should know by now, by empirical research we mean it should come from a science source, a research literature search in PsycINFO – a report of a science-based studyof some area. Again this reflects our discussion last week. This means a study that collected or reviews data and reports on it, uses it to propose answers. These can be found in a lot of places and a good place to start is the SLU Library which has a wide range of online/electronic search options and electronic journals. There is a PsycINFO tutorial in the Doc Sharing section. PsycINFO is a search engine for finding psychology studies in journals.
To make this task meaningful, it is best that the pop psychology and empirical sources be about the same idea/issue and that the area is one that is of interest to you (e.g., addiction, domestic violence, relationships, aggression, depression, child rearing, or so on) so that what you are comparing is the sources of the information on a topic and not the topic itself.
PSY 110HA Compare and Contrast Critique Guidelines and Rubric Students shall locate one source of popular psychology (i.e., pop psychology) and one source of empirical research. Sources of pop psychology include television shows (e.g., Dr. Phil video clip on YouTube) or internet sources (e.g., blogs or news snippets). Empirical research should come from a literature search in PsycINFO. After locating these two sources, students are to critique the merit of the information using critical thinking concepts and standards. Students should use basic APA style guidelines (1” margin, 12 point Times New Roman font, double-spaced) and critiques should total 2-3 pages.
~3 pages of text (not including BUT MAKE SURE THERE IS A title page, abstract page or reference page).
Critiques should address the following:
1. What is the question or issue addressed?
2. Who is asking this question?
3. What data and facts are used to support the assertion? Where do these data and facts come from?
4. Be sure to provide a link or a source the non-empirical reference as well!
5. What inference is reached based on these data? Do these data, in fact, support the claim being made?
6. Are there other points of view or ways of explaining the results or assertion made?
7. Is this a reliable source of information based on your analysis?
101papers.com is always working towards customer satisfaction. Our professional academic writers always aim at producing comprehensive papers that possess quality and originality at pocket-friendly prices. Students are assured that all their private information is safe with us.
101papers.com provides a system where students can request for money-back in case they cancel the order or in the rare instances of dissatisfaction. The refund policy adheres to the company’s term and conditions on money-back.Read more
While providing the best professional essay writing services, we guarantee all our students of plagiarism-free papers. All papers produced by our professional academic writers are checked against all web resources and previously completed papers to avoid plagiarism.Read more
In our urge to provide the best professional essay writing services, we guarantee students of free revision policy. The free revision policy is a courtesy service where students can request for unlimited for their completed papers. We always aim at achieving 100% customer satisfaction rates. The free revision policy is one among many of our major advantages.Read more
At 101papers.com, every student is entitled to total security. Our professional academic writers are always committed to protecting all private information of our customers. We do not share any personal information with third parties. Additionally, we provide safe systems for all online transactions.Read more
Working with us is the greatest step towards achieving all your academic goals. We always deliver the best professional essay writing services as promised. We, therefore, expect all students to work cooperatively with us, as we work towards achieving our goal, your satisfaction. This way, all services will be delivered accurately and on time.Read more