Sage Research Methods. Project Planner. Read the following section (2 webpages): “Reviewing the Literature.” Make sure to read all sub-sections as well (e.g., “Why do I need to do a Literature Review?”). This reading will help you understand the literature review process and prepare you for this assignment, along with the Week 3 and Week 4 assignments.
Next, read the following section (1 webpage): “Developing a Researchable Question.” Make sure to read all sub-sections as well. This reading will help you develop a researchable research question based on your topic.
Tight, M. (2019). Systematic reviews and meta-analyses. In Tight, M. Documentary research in the social sciences (pp. 85-94). London: SAGE Publications Ltd Read the 10 webpages. This reading will provide you with a more detailed explanation of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. This will help you be able to understand and summarize the article for this week’s assignment.
Cuttler, C., Jhangiani, R. S., & Leighton, D. C. (2020). Chapter 2: Overview of the scientific method (pp. 46-49). Research Methods in Psychology-Open Textbook Library. Only read the three required pages listed. This reading will help you understand independent and dependent variables within research, along with highlighting other important elements of research design that will be helpful later in the course.
Lam, K. (Director). (2011). Steps in planning and conducting research [Video]. View this brief, 3:28-minute video. This video provides definitions and an example of independent and dependent variables. This is the 4th segment of the video and starts at 9:39 and ends at 13:27.