PS300 How Error/Bias Affects Conclusions Derived from A Research Study Paper

Of the study methods discussed in class (single case, observational, survey, quasi-experimental, or single factor), which method would be ideal for the researcher to use? Why?

Based on the study method you identified, briefly describe how the researcher could structure their study.

What are strengths and limitations to the use of this study method?

Each scenario has a possible bias/error associated with it. Based on the bias/error listed for this scenario, how could this affect the study results, and how could a researcher work around this?

This Assignment assesses the following Course Outcomes:

PS300-3: Describe how error/bias affects conclusions derived from a research study.

PS300-4: Apply the five basic research methods.

GEL-1.02: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard English.

Writing Requirements

The responses for this Assignment must be written in Standard English and demonstrate superior organization, including a highly developed viewpoint and purpose. The communication of your thoughts must be highly ordered, logical, and unified, displaying exceptional content, organization, style, and mechanics (including the use of correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure).Please be sure to use 6th Edition APA formatting and citation style with your responses to each question and include a Reference Page that lists all of your sources. If you need assistance with APA style, please visit the Writing Center.


Student correctly identifies the research approach to use for each of the five scenarios. 0-25

Student briefly describes how a study could be structured for each of the five scenarios. 0-25

Student correctly and thoroughly identifies strengths and limitations associated with each of the five research methods. 0-25

Student correctly and thoroughly identifies possible sources of error/bias and ways that a researcher could work around these sources of error/bias for each of the five scenarios. 0-25



Paper uses proper APA style, including the use of in-text citations and reference page. Submission demonstrates superior organization; communication is highly ordered, logical and unified. 0-10


Paper uses Standard English including correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and complete sentences and paragraphs. Paper includes a highly developed viewpoint and purpose. 0-10

Use the attached Template with introduction and conclusion pages

In text citation and references

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