what is expected to be in he lab report

1) introduction

-definition of the key terms (cognitive performance and sleep)

-review literature on sleep andmemory (support hypotheses)

-rationale for study

   *why this study is needed e.g. past study have gaps so hence this study

                                                    what is different about my study

-TWO hypothesis because have 2 sleep Independent variables

    * it can be positive or negative relationship but must have

2) MEthod

 -participants (age and gender)

 – materials

    * memory span task-how we came up with this- explain how the number list was derived

    * sleep and how the data derived

-procedure

   *overview of what was done in class which is -students were briefed on the nature of the study- 1st given   

    demographic and sleep data

3) RESULTS

 – TWO correlations

 -associated descriptive (M,SD)- found in the page with 2 tables!!

 – no need graph, just half a page and straight to the point

4)DISCUSSION

 – interpret result (no relationship between sleep and cognitive performance)

 – discuss my results with past results

    * tell what was not same (dissimilarities) e.g they found dissimilarities between A and B but i didint

– explain reasons for why there is no relationship between sleep and cognitive performance

    *non statistical results/relationships

FOR EXAMPLE- COFFEE

 -coffee is a stimulant so it’s confounding the results

 *NEED TO LINK IT, THE ARGUMENT HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN POINT

– next para = limitations of the research

– next paragraph = areas of future research

– next paragraph = implications * how the importance of results apply to real world

5) CONCLUSION (one paragraph)

6) REFERENCING – APA style, also citation APA style

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