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Assignment Brief Psy002-1: Assessment 3 Qualitative Report TYPE Essay WORD LENGTH 2000 words for the whole report TITLE Make your own title OVERVIEW This report allows you to relate the contents of the course, such as self-affirmation discussed in Foundations to Psychology to research methods and analysis discussed in the Introduction to Research Methods unit. GENERAL CRITERIA ABSTRACT Summary of all other sections. INTRODUCTION Describe the theoretical underpinnings of self-affirmation theory in the context of self-enhancement. Include details of, empirical studies and reviews that have previously explored this theory. You can use both qualitative and quantitative research to form your rational for this study. End your introduction with a research question (see tutorial slides). Research Question: Who self-affirms more on Twitter, celebrities or politicians? DISCUSSION Begin by providing an answer to the research question. Relate this study and its findings back to previous studies, theories, etc. Include evaluation of previous studies, theories, and present study. Include ideas for future studies. Provide an overall conclusion to the study. This should just be a paragraph or two long. ADVICE To start writing this report read about self-affirmation theory (Hint: Steele, 1988). Make sure you attend every tutorial as we will go over different sections of the report in the tutorials. Please read the Assessment section on BREO for detailed information. Then start to read more broadly. Look for specific journal articles from academic sources, NOT Wikipedia or similar sources. Write in your own words. Most typical comments from previous years:
• The abstract is missing.
• The introduction is often too similar to previous sources.
• No evidence that any research has been carried out to write the report, students do not always find journals beyond those given.
• The method section sometimes sounds like a shopping list rather written in prose.
• In-text references aren’t in the Reference section and vice versa.
• Too many quotes. • Quotes don’t go with the themes.
• Not enough links between current study and previous theories, empirical studies or new ideas for research