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Psychology : PMB 102 RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT 2018

This guide provides information for Psychology students

PSYCHOLOGY 102 2018 Research Assignment Due - Friday, 10 August 2018,

Research assignment overview and submission guidelines
For Psychology 102, you are required to complete a research assignment, which will count 25% towards your coursework mark. The research assignment should be completed in groups of two or three, and you can choose to work with any student/s who are registered for Psychology 102 (i.e., students attending in any timetable block, and/or signed up for any tutorial group).
Important instructions for groups and individual students

Each group should:
1. source the two prescribed journal articles (see below) via the UKZN Library’s e-resources (https://ukzn.on.worldcat.org/atoztitles/browse),
2. read the two prescribed journal articles and answer the questions on the “Research assignment answer template” provided on the Learn site,
3. include all group members’ names and student numbers on the “Research assignment answer template”
4. print ONE completed “Research assignment answer template”, and
5. submit the completed “Research assignment answer template” to the boxes in the Psychology foyer labelled “Psych 102 research assignment ”

Each individual student should also:
Load a copy of their group’s completed “Research assignment answer template” on the Learn site where it says “Load a copy of your group’s research assignment here”
Students whose names appear on more than one “Research assignment answer template” will receive a mark of zero for the assignment..

 

Research assignment topic
This research assignment has two aims:
1. To expose students to the differences and similarities between quantitative and qualitative research, and the ways in which the findings from research can be written and published (related to Section 1 for Psychology 102).
2. To expose students to South African psychological research that is related to Sections 3 and 4 of Psychology 102 (i.e., Human Development, and Personality and Personality Assessment).


Simulating what commonly happens in real world research, students are required to work in self-formed groups, and should:
 read the two South African journal articles listed below (one qualitative, one quantitative),
 discuss these articles in your groups, and
 answer a set of questions using the “Research assignment answer template” provided.

Your answers to the questions should not plagiarise the articles and they should use appropriate APA style reference conventions. Certain answers to questions may make use of exact phrasing from the articles, but where permitted, this is indicated clearly in the question.

 

The two prescribed journal articles

The two research articles that are prescribed for the research practical are:


Fakir, S., & Laher, S. (2015). Perceptions of the utility of personality assessment for personnel selection in the South African context: An exploratory study. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 25(5), 482-485. doi: 10/1080/14330237.2015.1101285.


Seabi, J., & Payne, J. (2013). Effects of identity processing styles on academic achievement of first year university students. International Journal of Educational Management, 27(3), 311-322. doi: 10.1108/09513541311306503

Help finding Fakir and Laher

Fakir, S., & Laher, S. (2015). Perceptions of the utility of personality assessment for personnel selection in the South African context: An exploratory study. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 25(5), 482-485. doi: 10/1080/14330237.2015.1101285.

Go to the Library webpage http://library.ukzn.ac.za/  Click on Advanced search, below the Search Box in the middle of the page.

Type in the name of the authors, one in each box. Make sure the drop down box is Author. 

Now click on the BLUE SEARCH BUTTON.

by Sapna Fakir; Sumaya Laher
Article Article
Language: English  
Publication: Journal of Psychology in Africa, v25 n5 (2015): 482-485
Click on View Now
 
Another way to gain access to the journal is to copy and paste the DOI  doi: 10/1080/14330237.2015.1101285 into a Google search box. You will get access because UKZN has a subscriotion (pays for) the journal.

 

Help finding Seabi and Payne

Seabi, J., & Payne, J. (2013). Effects of identity processing styles on academic achievement of first year university students. International Journal of Educational Management, 27(3), 311-322. doi: 10.1108/09513541311306503

Go to the Library webpage http://library.ukzn.ac.za/  Click on Advanced search, below the Search Box in the middle of the page.

Type in the name of the authors, one in each box. Make sure the drop down box is Author. 

Now click on the BLUE SEARCH BUTTON

by Joseph Seabi; Jarrod Payne
Article Article
Language: English  
Publication: International Journal of Educational Management, v27 n3 p311-322 2013
 
Click on View Now
 
Another way to gain access to the journal is to copy and paste the DOI   doi: 10.1108/09513541311306503  into a Google search box.
 
 

Help finding Schefer, Duncan & van Niekerk

Electronic copy of Swartz

Look for Part 2, Chapter 4.

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