Participate in one of the experiments available at the following link:
Go to the Student Login (select button). If you don’t have an APA account, please create one and then log into that account. Once you log in, select Experiments from the left-hand options and then select an experiment you would like to participate in. Before the Experiment launches, you will get a popup window; select the right-hand option to just explore the experiment.
After you participate in one, read the information posted about the experiment under the Description tab).
Share with us which one you completed, your experience as a participant and your thoughts as a researcher evaluating the experiment.
- What is the purpose? What is the hypothesis?
- What type of methodology was used? Was this an experiment (please explain)?
- What is the validity/ reliability of this type of study?
- What are the limitations? Limitations are things that are not perfect about the study. This could be the procedure, the sample, the measures or anything at all that might prevent the study from best testing the hypothesis.
Post your initial post by Wednesday. Throughout the week, post to at least two peers with substantive feedback, questions or insights.