A Research Plan
Part I – Research Problem
Think about something in psychology that you would be interesting in studying. You can select a topic from what you’ll be studying in this course or another topic that seems intriguing to you.
Respond to the following in 50-75 words:
Identify your research problem and describe it. What about this topic interests you?
The research problem is what causes stress. I will discuss the cause and problems of stress on the body. I will discuss how stress can affect the body and how they correlate with each other. This topic interests me because many people will say I’m so stressed out. But why and how stress affects the outcome of a situation is still unknown. In this research I will attempt to discover some triggers and ways to relieve stress in a positive healthy manner. I wanted to understand how stress correlates to how the body interrupts being stressed out.
Part II – The Scientific Method
Consider the scientific method and complete the following table explaining each step of the scientific method in your own words. Please use complete sentences to write 25-50 words describing each step.
Formulate a testable hypothesis
I predict stress and health is related, in such a way that health decreases as stress increases.
Select the research method and design the study
Carter, K & Seifert, C. M. (2013) Learn psychology. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. I will use the book as a guideline for research. I will also use the Internet, library, interview doctors and instructors. I will develop a stress survey to involve 16 participants including men, woman, and children.
Collect the data
I will measure the created survey by describing situations in the environmental and behavioral setting that can exhibit stress on the participants.
Analyze the data and draw conclusions
I will compare the found research and discuss the results on the findings.
References: Revised from Ch. 2 of Carter, K & Seifert, C. M. (2013) Learn psychology. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.