This assignment is basic on the previous assignment.And our topic you can see from our previous assignment is “Why men are more violent than women?” And i will send
you a guideline for this assignment.
Lab Assignment 2: Methods
The purpose of this assignment is to help you design an instrument that will allow you to collect data to answer your research question. We will provide you with
feedback that should help you improve your instrument, so we ask that you do not begin collecting data before receiving your feedback and grade.
Friday, March 13th, 2015
All assignments should be submitted to the d2l dropbox by 10:00 pm on the due date. We encourage you to submit early in case problems arise due to your computer,
internet access, or the d2l site. If you are unable to submit due to one of these problems, you MUST email your TA the assignment by 10:00 pm on the due date.
Only one person in each group needs to submit the assignment and the TAs will only grade one assignment per group. Please be sure to include the names of all group
members so that everyone receives credit. Students who submitted the assignment into the dropbox are responsible for distributing the feedback received from TAs to all
Your assignment should be no more than 2-3 double spaced pages. Please note the 2-3 page limit does not include your instrument or references. Feel free to use more
space to create a well-designed instrument. You must type all assignments and make full use of spell check/grammar check features. We will not waste time trying to
interpret poor grammar. All assignments must be in APA format. We do not require cover sheets, but you must use appropriate section headings and references when
The assignment is worth 25 points. You will be graded on the description and appropriateness of your methodological approach, design, sample, and procedure. We will
also be grading on how well your instrument matches your research question and allows you to collect quality data that will help you to answer your research question.
As always, grammar, editing, and the general ease of reading in your assignment are important.
For this assignment, you will need to draft a plan and instrument for data collection. You should plan on collecting data from 10-15 people if you are doing a survey
and 3-6 people if you are doing an interview. If you plan on making observations, plan a minimum of 3 observations at least 5-10 minutes in length, but feel free to
make more or longer observations as well. Just keep in mind that you will have to code your observations for emerging themes, so it is important to only collect as
much information as you think you can handle.
Your assignment must include:
• Research question and hypothesis, with appropriate revisions from Lab#1
o Your paper must begin with your research question and hypothesis.
o Revise the research question and hypothesis if necessary according to your TA’s feedback from Assignment 1.
o Please note: You are not resubmitting your entire Assignment 1. We are only asking you show that you have incorporated the feedback you received on your
research question and hypothesis.
• Description of your selected research method AND design
o State whether your method is quantitative, qualitative, or mixed.
? Be sure to demonstrate correct understanding of this approach.
o Explain why you have chosen this method.
o State your chosen design (e.g., descriptive, correlational, experimental, case study, interview, focus group, ethnography).
? Be sure to demonstrate correct understanding of this design.
o Explain why this design is appropriate to answering your research question.
• Description of your preferred sample
o Describe who you plan to be in your sample
? Include all relevant participant characteristics (e.g., gender, age, college major, relationship status)
o Describe where you will locate your sample.
o Describe how you will recruit people to be included. This is separate from where you will locate them.
o Explain why this sample is appropriate for answering your research question
o Explain your reason(s) for being interested in this specific population.
• Create Your Instrument
o Create the data collection instrument you plan on using for your study. Do not simply describe it in words— you need to include an exact copy of the
instrument that you plan to distribute/administer to your participants. Be sure that all of the items on your instrument will ultimately help you answer your research
question. In addition, pay attention to how your instrument is formatted. It should be as easy as possible for your participants to answer.
o If you are doing a survey, include a copy of the survey you plan to use.
? Surveys should include 5-15 items.
o If you are doing interviews, include a list of your planned interview questions.
? Interviews should include 5-10 questions.
o If you are doing observations, include an example of what your field notes will look like.
? Field notes should include a description of the location of the observation, the time of day, the number of people, and what they are doing. You must include
all relevant information from the setting that you think will help address your research question. Be sure to include your thoughts about your observations.
o If you are doing an experiment, include your planned procedures and describe how you will measure your variables.
? Be sure to define your independent and dependent variables.
? Procedures must include step-by-step instructions for conducting the experiment, including designated groups, planned “treatments” or conditions, and
Group Member 1 (Kaiwei Que)
Group Member 2 (Han Han)
Why men are more violent than women?
In the daily life, it’s easy to see that men are more violent than women. Just like family violence, fighting in the sports game and etc. In many way, men seems have
bad tempered. It’s extremely hard to find a fight between girls. So, here are some questions coming. Why males are more likely to use fight to response strains and
whether different genders have not same emotions.
Through this research, we can find out the source of men being violent than women, to avoid accident and tragedy. For example, if we have the result of the research,
normal can use research to solve their issue and prevent bad things happen.
In further research, we want to study the external factor that will affect and shape people’s mind. We need that target those people who have indicate shows that
they are easy to be angry and use violence, what is the difference between these specific to normal people.
According to the research paper ‘Do boys fight and girls cut?’ Researchers hold the opinion that males and females experience different emotions in response to
strain leading to different deviant outcomes, claim that the mediation of strain by negative affect in the pathway to deviance using both a measure of externalizing
deviance more commonly found among males. It means men prefer to use using externally analyze others and shows their anger directly. In other words men are more
There is a chart which can represent the statistical data about how male and female would react:
Panel A: Males Panel B: Females
n Mean SD n Mean SD
Grade 9 498 .29 .45 631 .29 .45
Grade 10 498 .25 .43 631 .28 .45
Grade 11 498 .23 .42 631 .23 .42
Grade 12 498 .24 .43 631 .19 .39
Non-White 498 .35 .48 631 .32 .47
Self-Control 498 11.32** 2.25 631 11.76 2.20
Negative Social Events 498 5.41*** 2.21 631 6.43 2.66
Extreme Negative Events 498 7.02*** 2.54 631 8.23 3.24
Threatening Events 498 .51** .74 631 .38 .72
Anger 498 12.04 2.55 631 11.90 2.54
Depression 498 4.21*** 1.47 631 4.77 1.59
Fighting 494 .22*** .42 624 .10 .31
Cutting 498 .06*** .23 631 .14 .35