For this component, you will need to choose one of the research topics from the list below. Your task is to develop an hypothesis based on your chosen research topic and to design a true experiment to test your hypothesis. You will then ‘write up’ your experiment in the form of an APA style methods section containing the following sections: design statement, participants, materials, procedures, and use of variables. this assignment must be submitted via Turnitin.500 – 600 words (maximum of 600 words, penalties apply). The following criteria will be assessed: design statement, participants, materials, procedure, and use of variables. Formatted according to APA guidelines (size 12 Times New Roman Font, justified, double-spaced lines). Your name and word count must be included in the header. (Please include Simple Title Page). Please read attached files carefully and follow instructions. has to be submitted via turnitin so can’t have a plagerm score of more then 10% thank you. 

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List of Psychological Tests
Material was prepared for use as an aid in handling requests for psychological testing. The minutes allocated for each test include administration, scoring and
write up. Determination of the medical necessity of psychological tests always requires consideration of the clinical facts of the specific case to assure that tests
given are a cost-effective means of determining the appropriate treatment for the individual patient and are related to the diagnosis and treatment of covered
mental health conditions.

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16 Personality Factor Questionnaire (16-PF) Personality 16+ 30 35-60 min per Tests in Print for admin time only

ABEL Screen Sexual Interest Adol + 120 Primarily forensic in nature: may not be covered

Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment 60

Preschool Module Behav Rating Scale 1.5-5 10

Caregiver-Teacher Report Form Behav Rating Scale 1.5-5 10

Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) Behav Rating Scale 1.5-5 15

Teacher Report Form Behav Rating Scale 6-18 20

Youth Self-Report (YSR) Behav Rating Scale 11-18 20

ACTeERS-ADD-H Comprehensive, Teachers Rating Scale Behav Rating Scale 5 – 13 15

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System (ABAS II) Behav Rating Scale 0-89 30

Adaptive Behavior Scale (ABS) Developmental 3-18 30

ADHD Rating Scale Behav Rating Scale 4 – 18 15

Adolescent Anger Rating Scale Behav Rating Scale 11-19 15

Adolescent Apperception Cards Projective Personality 12 – 19 60

Adult Behavior Checklist (ABCL) Behav Rating Scale 18-89 30 Admin. Time 20 min. + 10 min. for scoring, interpretation, write up.

Adolescent Psychopathology Scale Personality Child-adult 60

Alzheimer’s Quick Test (AQT) Neuro Adult 10

Amen System Checklist Behav Rating Scale Adult 15

Animal Naming Neuro Child-adult 10

Aphasia Screening Test (Reitan Indiana) Neuro 5+ 30

Asperger’s Syndrome Diagnostic Scales (ASDS) Rating scale 5-18 20

Attention Deficit Disorder Eval. Scales (ADDES) Behav Rating Scale 5 – 18 15

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Test (ADHDT) Behav Rating Scale 3-23 10

Attention-Deficit Scales for Adults (ADSA) Behav Rating Scale 17+ 15

Auditory Consonant Trigram Test (ACT) Neuro, educational 16-69 15

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Marking and Feedback Sheet – Portfolio Component 2 – Experimental Design

Name:……………………………………

Criteria Score HD (≥85%) D (≥75% and <85%) C (≥65% and <75%) P (≥50% and <65%) F (<50%)

Design
statement

…………%
x 2 marks
=…………

All of the major aspects
of the design (including
hypothesis, type of
design, IVs, DVs) have
been clearly described.

Most of the major
aspects of the design
(including hypothesis,
type of design, IVs, DVs)
have been clearly
described.

Most of the major
aspects of the design
(including hypothesis,
type of design, IVs, DVs)
have been described.

Some of the major
aspects of the design
(including hypothesis,
type of design, IVs, DVs)
have been described.

Almost none of the
major aspects of the
design (including
hypothesis, type of
design, IVs, DVs) have
been described.

Participants
…………%
x 4 marks
=…………

The description of the
participants, and of the
inclusion and exclusion
criteria, are extremely
clear.

The description of the
participants, and of the
inclusion and exclusion
criteria, are very clear.

The description of the
participants, and of the
inclusion and exclusion
criteria, are clear.

The description of the
participants, and of the
inclusion and exclusion
criteria, are not
particularly clear.

The description of the
participants, and of the
inclusion and exclusion
criteria, are not at all
clear.

Materials
…………%
x 6 marks
=…………

The materials used to
conduct the study have
been described
extremely clearly. The
section does not include
information about the
procedure.

The materials used to
conduct the study have
been described very
clearly. The section
does not include
information about the
procedure.

The materials used to
conduct the study have
been described clearly.
The section includes
very little information
about the procedure.

The description of the
materials used to
conduct the study is not
particularly clear. The
section includes some
information about the
procedure.

The description of the
materials used to
conduct the study is not
at all clear. The section
includes a lot
information about the
procedure.

Procedure
…………%
x 6 marks
=…………

What the participants
did, and the order in
which they did it, is
extremely clear. The
section provides an
outstanding guide to
someone wanting to
repeat the study.

What the participants
did, and the order in
which they did it, is very
clear. The section
provides an excellent
guide to someone
wanting to repeat the
study.

What the participants
did, and the order in
which they did it, is
clear. The section
provides a very good
guide to someone
wanting to repeat the
study.

What the participants
did, a

Assignment Details

For this component, you will need to choose one of the research topics from the list below.
Your task is to develop an hypothesis based on your chosen research topic and to design a
true experiment to test your hypothesis. You will then ‘write up’ your experiment in the
form of an APA style methods section containing the following sections: design statement,
participants, materials, procedures, and use of variables. this assignment must be
submitted via Turnitin.

Research Topics
1. The relationship between the alcohol and risk taking behaviour.
2. The relationship between social media use and self-esteem.
3. The relationship between video games and aggressive behaviour.
4. The relationship between sleep and mood.
5. The relationship between physical activity and cognitive capacity.

What are the assessment criteria?

The following criteria will be assessed: design statement, participants, materials,
procedure, and use of variables.

Helpful Advice For Component 2

• The best way to approach this component is to imagine that you have designed a
study, collected the data and you writing it up as a methods section for an APA journal.

• The purpose of the methods section is to tell the reader what you did and how you
did it. It should always be written in the past tense.

• When thinking about the amount of detail that you need to include, a good guide is
that another researcher should be able to replicate your experiment based on what you
have written.

• A good place to start is to look at methods sections of other papers that have used
a similar design or materials to what you have used.

• Each section has a similar weighting (2 – 6 marks out 20), so your word count
should be spread relatively evenly across each section (i.e.., 80 – 100 words per section).

Assignment Title: Portfolio – Component 2: Experimental Design
Due Date: 23:55 January 22nd

Document Format:

Formatted according to APA guidelines (size 12 Times New
Roman Font, justified, double-spaced lines). Your name and
word count must be included in the header. (Please include
Simple Title Page).

File Format:
Microsoft Word File – the file name must contain your
surname and the assessment number, for e.g.,
Smith-Component2.docx

Word count range: 500 – 600 words (maximum of 600 words, penalties apply)

Weighting:
The Portfolio contributes 60% to the final grade for this course.
Component 2 contributes 40% to the final grade for this course
(i.e. 40/60 of the Portfolio mark).

Reference list required: A separate reference list is not required. If you need to cite a reference, include the Author(s) and year in the text.

• Design Statement
The section should give a logical outline of the experiment. It should describe:

• The hypothesis