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PSYC 415: Developmental Research Methods

Research Guide for PSYC 415

When is Nadine Anderson, your Librarian, Available?

Email Nadine at nfanders@umich.edu with your research questions and/or to set up an online meeting.

During Summer I semester I am available from Sunday to Thursday to answer your emails and for online meetings. I do not engage in work emails outside of these days or during holidays.

Welcome!

This guide will help you with each step of your research proposal:

  1. Go to Online Library Access for help and instructions on accessing library databases, articles, and ebooks online

Step 1: Research Question & Hypothesis

  1. Go to Develop Your Hypothesis for helping building your research question and study hypothesis

Step 2: Annotated Bibliography

  1. Go to Find Articles to find peer-reviewed journal articles about your research area
  2. Go to Write Your Annotations for guidelines and instructions on putting together your annotations
  3. Go to Write & Cite in APA for help formatting your citations in APA style

Step 3: Methods, Analysis, & Conclusion Plan

  1. Go to Identify Methodologies to identify appropriate methodologies and populations for your research area and then find articles that justify the use of those methods and populations for your proposed research design
  2. Go to Identify & Find Tests to identify appropriate tests and measures for your research area, find articles that justify the use of those tests and measures for your research design, and then find these tests and measures for your write-up

Step 4: Introduction/Literature Review

  1. Go to Find Articles to find peer-reviewed journal articles about your research area
  2. Go to Analyze Your Articles to find key information in your research articles
  3. Go to Use Your Articles for guidelines and instructions on using your articles to build your arguments and justifications for your proposed research study
  4. Go to Write Your Introduction for guidelines and instructions on writing a compelling introduction and literature review
  5. Go to Cite & Write in APA for help putting together your citations and formatting your References Page in APA style

Step 5: Research Proposal

  1. Go to Find Articles to find peer-reviewed journal articles about your research area
  2. Go to Analyze Your Articles to find key information in your research articles
  3. Go to Use Your Articles for guidelines and instructions on using your articles to build your evidence, arguments and conclusions for your expected results and proposed discussion
  4. Go to Write Your Research Proposal for guidelines and instructions on putting together each section of your research proposal
  5. Go to Cite & Write in APA for help putting together your citations and formatting your paper and References list in APA style

Research Project Design

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