Psychology Assignment on the effect of negative emotions on selective attention among university students.

Topic: the effect of negative emotions on selective attention among university students.

  • Selective attention task that will be presented to the participants: Stroop effect task.
  • Depended variable: response time.
  • independent variable: accuracy of how much the participant got it correct.

The experiment will be with the same group of participants during different times.

  1. First time during the exams period
  2. During normal days (without exams)

 

ALL DATA WILL BE HYPOTHETICAL

Rubric

 

Exemplary

A

         Accomplished          A-B+– B

Developing

B-C+– C

Beginning

C-D+-D

0

F

Abstract

 

5%

Overview is comprehensive & succinct

4.5-5.0 %    

Overview is complete but not clear

 

4 – 4.45%

Overview is incomplete but clear

 

3.5 – 3.95%

Overview is incomplete and difficult to understand

 

3 – 3.45%

No abstract is included

 

 

0 – 2.95%

Introduction:

Use of literature and Originality of research.

 

Research question

 

25%

Entirely appropriate and relevant.

 

A gap in literature is clearly identified.

Research question clearly stated and very specific

22.5 – 25%

Mostly appropriate and relevant

A gap in literature is mentioned but needs to be made more explicit

Research question needs more clarification

 

20 – 22.25%

Some parts are inappropriate and irrelevant

An attempt has been made to identify a gap but it’s not obvious

Research question quite ambiguous

17.5 – 19.75%

Most parts are inappropriate and irrelevant

An attempt has been made to identify a gap but it’s not obvious.

Research question Incomprehensible

15 – 17.25%

Completely inappropriate and irrelevant.

There is no mention of a gap in literature.

There is no research question at all

 

0 – 14.75%

Research design or methodology

 

20%

The design is addressing the research questions and is very appropriate within the frames of a senior project.

The selection and methods process are excellent described

18 – 20%

The design is addressing the research questions and is appropriate within the frames of a senior project.

The chosen methods are well described

The selection process and its description are mainly easy to follow.

16 – 17.8%

The design is partly addressing the research questions and is acceptable within the frames of a senior project.

The chosen methods are acceptably described

There is some description of the selection process and the participants

14 – 15.8%

The design is not addressing the research questions.

The chosen methods and the selection process are mentioned but confusing and lack information.

 

 

 

12 – 13.8%

Completely the wrong design and the research question has not been addressed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 0 – 11.8%

Statistics and result analysis

 

25%

The results are truly addressing the research question.

A variety of tools (text tables, figures) including descriptions have been used to display the data.

All analysis is correct and easy to understand.

22.5 – 25%

The results are mainly addressing the research question.

A variety of tools (text tables, figures) including descriptions have to some extent been used to display the data.

The analysis is mainly correct but sometimes confusing to understand.

20 – 22.25%

The results are to some extent addressing the research question.

Results are mainly displayed in one way and tables and figures lacks headings.

The analysis is to some extent correct but confusing to follow and understand.

17.5 – 19.75%

The results are not addressing the research question.

Results are mainly displayed as extracts of the statistical software programs or not displayed at all. 

The analysis is confusing to follow and understand.

 

15 – 17.25%

Completely the wrong analytical strategy or there is no analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 – 14.75%

Discussion- research limitations and Future research

 

20%

 

 

 

 

The findings are discussed thoroughly in the light of appropriate literature.

Research limitations and future research have been discussed thoroughly

18 – 20%

The findings are discussed on a very good level

Limitations and future recommendations are not thoroughly discussed

 

 

 

16 – 17.8%

The findings are discussed without a clear coherence

Limitations or future research are missing

 

 

 

 

14 – 15.8%

There is little discussion, i.e. the discussion section is mainly re-describing the findings

Both limitations and future research are missing

 

 

12 – 13.8%

There is no discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

0 – 11.8%

Use of language, formatting and including references, word count

 

 

 

5%

Excellent use of language with error free 

Complete concordance with APA style

Complete concordance with assigned word count in all report sections

4.5-5.0 %    

Good Use of language with some minor errors.

Formatting and references in concordance with APA style in most places

Concordance with word count in 5-6 sections of the report

4 – 4.45%

Fairly good use of language with some minor errors and confusion in some places

Concordance with APA style only in some places

Concordance with word count in 3-4 sections of the report

3.5 – 3.95%

Poor use of language with lots of errors and confusion which makes the report difficult to follow

The APA style is almost non-existence

Concordance with word count in only 1-2 sections of the report

3 – 3.45%

Very poor use of English, almost incomprehensible

No concordance with APA style

No concordance with word count in all sections of the report

0 – 2.95%