Theoretical Perspectives of Social Psychology

SP3450: Module 1 Theoretical Perspectives of Social Psychology
Analysis 1.1
Correlational Versus Experimental Research

Using four credible sources, conduct research on correlational and experimental research designs. Some of
the keywords that you can use to find the relevant information are “correlational versus experimental
research” or “correlational studies” and “experimental research” or cross combination of all of the words.
Based on your research, discuss the following questions:

Describe two scenarios where you will use correlational research. Explain why experimental
research cannot be used in those scenarios.

Describe two scenarios where you will use experimental research. Explain why correlational
research cannot be used in those scenarios.

Discuss the research methodologies used in correlational studies and experimental design and
explain the correlation between these methodologies.

Submission Requirements:

Submit your responses in a Microsoft Word document in the following specifications:
o Font: Arial; 12-Point
o Line Spacing: Double
o Length: 500-700 words

Include an APA title page. Refer to the sample APA title page.

Cite all the sources in APA format in-text and on the Reference page.

Evaluation Criteria:

Did you use at least four sources to conduct your analysis?

Did you select credible sources?

Did you find sources that address correlational research design?

Did you find sources that address experimental research design?

Did you describe two scenarios where correlational research is appropriate and why experimental
research is not appropriate in those scenarios?

Did you describe two scenarios where experimental research is appropriate and why correlational
research is not appropriate in those scenarios?

Did you provide your answers in complete sentences with few grammatical errors?

Did you provide correctly-formatted APA title and Reference pages?

 
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