Major Project

Follow the instructions below. Clearly number your responses. Submit your work no later than Sunday.

I.  Science?

Use the NOTUS criteria to mark the following statements as science, pseudoscience, protoscience or not science.

Polar ice caps are melting.
Artificial Intelligence could one day make decisions as humans.
The freezing point of water is 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Palm reading is a reliable way to predict the future.
I dream about going to the moon.

II.  Refer to the edited article here to answer the following questions.

Week 7 Final The_Acute_Effects_of_a_Specialized_Movement_Progra.pdf

Write the letter (A- J) corresponding to the start of each of the following sections in the paper (Note. There are more letters than items below):

Background Literature/ Literature Review:
Methodology:
Participants:
Procedures:
Results:
Discussion:
References:

Respond to the following:

Write the proper APA style reference for this article.
How can you determine if this research report is a good academic source? Consider the journal in your response.
Explain in 1-2 sentences, the impetus for this study as described by the authors.  The impetus is the reason why the study should be done.
Explain in 1-2 sentences the GAP in the literature as noted by the authors.  The GAP in the literature is the identified missing piece in the existing literature that the proposed or reported study will address.
Write a good research question for this study.

Write a good alternative hypothesis and null hypothesis for this study:
H1:

Ho:

The Independent Variable(s) for this study are:
(select the appropriate responses from the underlined choices) : This is a categorical (or) continuous    and on an ordinal (or) nominal (or) ratio (or) interval scale.
The Dependent Variable(s) for this study are:
(select the appropriate responses from the underlined choices) : This is a categorical (or) continuous    and on an ordinal (or) nominal (or) ratio (or) interval scale.
Possible Covariates or Confounding Variables identified in the study are:

The sample for this study includes: 
The population for this study is:

Answer the following questions using jargon you learned in this class. Make sure to define the jargon in relation to the study.  Each response should be between 1-2 paragraphs.

Is this a quantitative or qualitative study? Why?
What type of research design is used in this study ?
What is the research setting for this study?

Write  1-3 sentences on the following. It should be obvious from your response that you understand each concept.

Internal Validity of this study:

External Validity of this study:

Validity of the measure(s) used in this study:

Reliability of the measure(s) used in this study:

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