Check List for Psychology 466 Projects
I. Paper, APA Style
______Title Page (Be sure to include last four digits of SS #, Mailing address, phone no., email address, date, filenames)
______Abstract (about 150 words telling whole story briefly)
______Introduction (starts broad, focus to narrow)
Theories (including literature)
Purpose of Experiment
Instructions, Stimuli, Designs, Procedure, Subjects
Describe first: what happened. Connect to Intro.
Statistics follow description. Use tables and figs as needed.
What do the results mean? Connect to Intro.
Relation to published literature
Theories and new experiments
______Footnotes-acknowledge help in design, writing, testing Ss, etc.
______Tables-each on a separate page, with table notes.
II. Diskette including the following:
______printed page listing the names of files and what each contains
______paper in document format, text-only, and HTML
______Experimental forms and Web pages
______data files in ASCII (i.e., text-only, CSV with .csv ending).
______data files as Excel workbook
______files of statistical outputs (e.g., bmdp 1d, 2d, 8v outputs
Excel, SPSS files)
______bmd set up files or SPSS Syntax files
______any other files used in the analysis or writing of paper.
III. Raw data and printouts
______printed copies of the Experimental forms and pages
______coding booklets with S #s and data (i.e., show what each datum is)
______printout of data file
______printouts of statistical analyses
______what checks have been done on the data?
______superficial checks (right number of lines, etc.)
______checked coding (by reading against data sheets)?
______checked entry of data (literal reading against data)?