Lecture 10 - Reporting Your Data

Lecture 10 - Reporting Your Data - Reporting Your Data...

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Unformatted text preview: Reporting Your Data Reporting Your Data Parts of a Manuscript/Poster Parts of a Manuscript/Poster 1.Title, authors, affiliation 1.Title, 2. Abstract 2. 3. Introduction 4. Method a. Subjects b. Apparatus or materials c. Procedure 5. Results 6. Discussion 7. References 7. 8. Graphs 2. Abstract 2. Abstract Summary of research 120 words maximum Should include problem (hypothesis), method Should (including subjects), results (in general terms), significance significance Should be informative and interesting Fix the Abstract Fix the Abstract Males (n = 30) were given one of three doses of cocaine or saline before six daily trials. Overall, subjects who received saline performed better on the conditioning task than those who received cocaine. For cocaine subjects, performance decreased as dose of drug increased. These results suggest . . . The purpose of the present experiment was to test the role of salary in date selection by men and women. Male and female college students (N = 150) viewed pictures of the opposite sex and rated the target’s attractiveness and their own willingness to date the target. Varied among 3 conditions was the level of salary (i.e., $20,000, $60,000, and $100,000) listed. Statistical analyses yielded support for the hypothesis that as the target’s salary increased a p’s willingness to date the target would also increase. That is, as salary increased, both men’s and women’s willingness to date a target increased. We also found a significant main effect for the sex of the p’s; as salary increased, women’s willingness to date a person increased significantly more than men’s willingness. significantly More Parts More Parts 3. Introduction – discussion of previous lit. 3. related to your expt. – you are building an argument for the necessity of your expt. – last paragraph should include your hypothesis and independent and dependent variables variables Cont. Cont. 4. Method a. Subjects – species, number, age, gender, a. ethnicity, how selected – report any variables that are directly related to your hypothesis b. Apparatus or materials b. c. Procedure – exactly what you did moment c. by moment, including instructions – past tense by More Parts More Parts 5. Results – what tests did you use, what where 5. the outcomes – describe do not explain – past tense tense 6. Discussion – possible explanations for results, 6. how do they fit in with previous literature, what is the significance, possible confounding variables, how could you fix these, direction of future research. these, Cont. Cont. 8. Graphs – separate sheet of paper that goes Graphs after references – number figures consecutively. I.e. “Figure 1”, “Figure 2”, etc. consecutively. Headings Headings Participants There were 56 participants . . . Materials We used a set of 10 math problems derived . . . Procedure Ten participants were run at a time. They were told . . . Method Headings cont. Headings cont. Results We compared the average score of the We control group with the experimental group and found . . . The average for Group A (M = found 43.2) was higher than the average for Group B (M = 36.5) (see Figure 1). Discussion Overall, it appears that our hypothesis Overall, was . Delay x Presentation Delay x Presentation 30 Sec 120 Sec Visual 23.44 24.19 Auditory 24.5 24.88 Delay x Presentation Delay x Presentation Visual Auditory 30 Sec 13.44 24.5 120 Sec 14.19 24.88 13.82 24.69 18.97 18.97 19.54 Number of words recalled 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Visual Auditory Short Long Mode of Presentation Number of Words Recalled 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Visual Auditory Short Long Mode of Presentation Hypothesis Hypothesis There will be no differences in recall of words There when word lists are presented in visual versus auditory formats. However, length of delay after presentation of word lists will effect memory as fewer words will be recalled for the long-delay versus short-delay groups. the Summary Summary Amount of time after presentation of word lists Amount did not effect memory as number of words recalled was similar for short- and long-delay lists. However, mode of presentation did effect memory, as number of words recalled was significantly greater for the auditory versus visual lists. ...
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