STEP 1: RESEARCH QUESTION (Due 10/8 & 10/9)

The first step of the group experiment project involves writing, evaluating, and selecting a research question that will lead to the design and implementation of an experimental pilot study.

During class on Thursday, October 9, we will review the proposed questions, identify 4-5 viable research questions, and break out into two discussion groups. Each group (or “lab team”) will be tasked with selecting one research question for its experimental project. In preparation for the selection process, you will need to:

1. Identify at least three questions related to the materials we have reviewed in class so far or your individual research question. A good question for this project should have the potential to generate a testable hypothesis that can be experimentally explored within the time and technical constraints of this course. To determine the feasibility of your question, use the Group Tasks #6 & #7 distributed in class last week (from question… to protocol).

2. Post your two best questions on the Group Projects page no later than Wednesday, October 8, 9:00 PM. Each question should be as clear and concise as possible (no more than two sentences).

3. Review your colleagues posted questions no later than Thursday, October 9, 11:30 AM. In preparation for the class discussion and selection process, post questions/comments as needed using the reply function.

Good hunting!

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