The hypothesis I would like to test would be: People that struggle with drug and alcohol dependency are more likely to not succeed if mandated to a sober living house, than someone that goes there willingly and completes the program successfully.
PS504-1: Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of various qualitative and quantitative research methods used in psychological research.
For this Assignment, you will write an annotated bibliography using a minimum of three different peer-reviewed research articles from the Library. To help you get started, you can use any of the studies already shared with the class on Discussion Boards and in Seminars, if they are appropriate. It is recommended that all of these articles be related to the topic that you will be doing your research proposal on: the articles annotated here can be those used as part of the background material in the research proposal. Be sure to choose actual scientific research studies (not meta-analyses, opinion pieces, or literature reviews on a topic) that provide for a different perspective on your topic.
An annotated bibliography includes a listing of citations for each different source of information, with each citation followed by a brief description of the study and a critical analysis of the research. The purpose of an annotated bibliography is to help the researcher make sense of the many and sometimes contradictory results provided by the various sources. Most researchers group the different studies together by topic or theme in order to see if a particular pattern emerges. Hopefully, you will begin to see this in your own bibliographies.
Upon completion, an annotated bibliography helps the writer gain an understanding of the entire body of research on a particular subject (i.e., not just one study). In other words, putting together an annotated bibliography helps you to get a broader sense of the results of many different studies on the same subject. In addition, an idea of how the different studies connect to one another and the important themes that are related to a topic often emerge in this process. This is an important first step to take when attempting to develop quality research questions and hypotheses.
Length: 4–5 pages.
Download the annotated bibliography template to assist with this Assignment
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