Read the “Research Areas of Emphasis in Professional Psychology” article and select a topic of psychological research discussed in the article (e.g., evidence-based treatments, veterans/active military, multicultural issues, ethical issues, natural disasters, forensic, health, child psychology, suicide, chronic pain, rural practice, interpersonal violence, graduate/internship training and education, managed care issues, or professional roles). This topic will be used as the focus of the literature review you will be creating as part of your Final Project, as well as for aspects of other assignments within this course, so select a topic that is of personal interest to you.
In your post, discuss some of the methodological issues unique to this psychological research.
- State the topic you selected and then write two potential research questions that could be explored on the topic you selected.
- Identify at least one potential research design to answer each of the research questions you wrote (you will identify a total of two designs).
- Each question will require a different research design to be selected to investigate the topic.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts. Provide a substantive response to at least two of your peers. What are the strengths in the research questions and methods they proposed? Does the research design adequately address the question? What constructive suggestions would you give for improvement?