Use previously cited research to explain your expectations. The results section of a paper usually present the descriptive statistics followed by inferential statistics.Later these expectations are formally stated as the hypotheses.• Do understand that aims are not the same as the hypotheses. Avoid interpreting the results (save this for the discussion). Acknowledge limitations, but only if they can explain the result obtained.
Use previously cited research to explain your expectations. The results section of a paper usually present the descriptive statistics followed by inferential statistics.Later these expectations are formally stated as the hypotheses.• Do understand that aims are not the same as the hypotheses. Avoid interpreting the results (save this for the discussion). Acknowledge limitations, but only if they can explain the result obtained.Next, copy and paste the APA reference into the reference section of your essay.
You will also be likely to write your paper according to APA style.
Title page, abstract, references and appendices are started on separate pages (subsections from the main body of the report are not).
In simple terms every time you refer to a name (and date) of a psychologist you need to reference the original source of the information.
If you have been using textbooks this is easy as the references are usually at the back of the book and you can just copy them down.
Of course, before you write up the report you have to research human behavior, and collect some data.
Final year students often find it difficult to choose a suitable research topic for their psychology lab report, and usually attempt to make things more complicated than they need to be.USE THE FOLLOWING SUBHEADING: State the experimental design, the independent variable label and name the different conditions/levels. Identify the target population (refer to a geographic location) and type of sample. Make sure the results are presented clearly and concisely. If the study has found a reliable effect be very careful suggesting limitations as you are doubting your results.Name the dependent variables and make sure it's operationalized. A table can be used to display descriptive statistics if this makes the data easier to understand. • Outline your findings in plain English (no statistical jargon) and relate your results to your hypothesis, e.g. • Compare you results to background materials from the introduction section. Unless you can think of any confounding variable that can explain the results instead of the IV, it would be advisable to leave the section out.Ask you supervisor for advice, but if in doubt, keep it simple, choose a memory experiment (you don't get extra marks for originality).Remember to make sure your research in psychology adheres to ethical guidelines.If you have been using websites then you may have a problem as they might not provide a reference section for you to copy. (issue number), page numbers A simple way to write your reference section is use Google scholar.References need to be set out APA style: Books Author, A. Just type the name and date of the psychologist in the search box and click on the 'cite' link.Use double-line spacing of text, font size 12, and include page numbers.The report should have a thread of argument linking the prediction in the introduction to the content in the discussion.• The final sentence(s) outline the studies 'contribution to knowledge' within the literature. Mention implications of your findings if appropriate.• Start with general theory, briefly introducing the topic.• Narrow down to specific and relevant theory and research.Two or three studies is sufficient.• There should be a logical progression of ideas which aids the flow of the report.