Unit 3 Project – TIPS!!!

Unit 3 Project – TIPS!!!

· Read the instructions CAREFULLY!!

· Read the grading rubric in the syllabus before you finish your project. Preferably, you should read the grading rubric before you start your project

· Create an outline before you start typing your paper

· Use the KEY WORDS from the questions in your outline

· Your textbook and the video you choose should be your first stop for information. You can supplement the text and video with other sources (no Wikis though!).

· Make sure to cite (parenthetical – in text – citation) and reference all your sources

· Make sure to clearly state the video you are using

· – use 1 video for the entire paper (same video/experiment for all the questions)

· Make sure the video you choose is listed in the instructions

· Use the template provided in Announcements

· Keep the questions provided in the template in your final paper

· Remove and/or edit (whatever is needed for the location) the red font from the template

· Link in concepts from the text into each part of your paper

· Use examples from the video to demonstrate the text concepts

· **Make sure you define terms before using them in your paper

· Each section (paragraph) should contain APA formatted citations

· Make sure that your paper clearly addresses the themes and concepts from the text and you clearly link them to the chosen video/experiment.

**I would encourage you to have at least 1 full paragraph (may need 2-3 though) for each of the questions (your content should be 2-4 pages)

· Make sure to address all questions in your paper

· **If the video has social interactions (focus on the participants and any “actors” in the experiment – not on the experimenter/researcher), then you should be discussing social learning. Social learning is not only for the Bobo Doll experiment – it can apply to other videos.

· Observational learning can be located in chapter 7 of your text (Learning chapter) – definitely use this for the Bobo Doll study

· Social Learning is chpt 5

· Do not use Naturalistic Observational for Q4

· ALL the experiments have ethical aspects… Some experiments are unethical and have numerous issues. Even if the experiment was ethical, you should discuss ethics for that experiment (such as what ethical items were handled well)

· ***Include specific Ethical Principles (A-E) from chpt 1 and from the APA site ( http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/ )

· For Harlow’s Monkeys, find the ethics Standard for Research – then look for Humane Treatment of Animals under the APA ethics code link.http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/ and open the STANDARD for RESEARCH – then look for Humane Treatment of Animals standard

· http://www.apa.org/science/leadership/care/guidelines.aspx You can use this link for information on ethics of non-human animals

· Also, do a quick internet search for your experiment name and ethics to ensure you have a full understanding of the ethical issues for the experiment. For instance, if you state that the Little Albert experiment was ethical, you will have points deducted as it was *not* ethical.

· Use the KEY WORDS from the questions in your paragraph

· Your body of your paper (not including the title page and reference page) should be at least 2-4 pages (2 FULL pages, at a minimum)

· If it is longer, that is okay! But, you should be able to cover all the questions in 4 pages


· The entire paper should be in APA format — **Use the template provided in Announcements

· Use citations in every paragraph in which you use information from a source

· Make sure to use the APA formatted citation for your text – located in Announcements. There is no reason why anyone should not know how to properly cite their text!

· Include a separate title and reference page (which is already formatted for you in the template).

· Use the proper APA-formatted reference for your text – located in Announcements. There is no reason why anyone should not be able to include a proper text reference

· Use an APA-formatted title page and reference page – again, use the template in Announcements

· Papers should be consistently double-spaced using MSWord’s paragraph function

· Plagiarism

· No more than 20% of your paper should be quoted material

· You MUST enclose EXACT WORDS within “quote marks” (Surname, date, p. #).

· After each quote, you must include a citation which includes a page #

· You will be submitting your paper to TurnItIn (TII) when you submit it to the Drop Box – make sure you look over the TII report and correct any plagiarism issues and then resubmit the corrected paper to your drop box by the deadline.

· Your TII % should be under 10%

· Plagiarized papers will be handled on a case by case basis – lowered grade, or earn 0 and report to university, etc…

· You may NOT reuse old papers – this is called self-plagiarism

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