list of apa formatting errors
i -- The article she is using should be cited in-text when it is first mentioned, not at the end of the paragraph
ii -- The in-text citation requires a page number in this situation
iii -- The in-text citation should include the first initial of all contributing authors
iv -- The year of publication should not be included in the in-text citation
v -- The paragraph must include a direct quote from the article to comply with APA 6 guidelines
vi -- The year of publication should not be in parenthesis for the references section
vii -- The volume # for the article should not be printed in italics
list of possible conclusions
i -- If we completed a different version of the word/colour Stroop task where participants identify the word’s meaning rather than the font colour, we likely would have observed large, significant performance deficits for incongruent trials vs. congruent trials
ii -- Reading words is always the most automatic form of processing evoked by visual stimuli, and thus, it will always be easier and faster to complete reading tasks than other performance tasks involving visual stimuli
iii -- People who work in jobs such as retail or manufacturing that require employees to sort objects by colour quickly and automatically for many hours per week may not exhibit typical performance deficits in the word/colour stroop task we completed in class to compared to the general population
iv -- If less familiar faces were used (e.g. the faces of historical military generals or nobel prize winners rather than famous pop music juggernauts) in the celebrity Stroop task, participants may have exhibited impaired performance (relative to task performance if celebrity faces were used) when sorting by faces using an incongruent deck.
v -- If more familiar faces were used (e.g. the faces of close family members or friends) in the celebrity Stroop task, participants may have exhibited impaired performance (relative to task performance if celebrity faces were used) when sorting by faces using an incongruent deck.
Question 15 Description Text
For the short answer section, please choose one of the following two prompts, and write a brief response (1000 characters or less). You will receive 6 points for your written content, and 3 points for writing quality. Be sure to note which prompt you are using (A or B).
Option A: No experiment is perfect. A methodological limitation is any problem that could potentially affect the accuracy, precision, reliability or generalizability of the experiment’s results (often by introducing additional sources of variation in the dependent variable). For the Stroop experiment of your choice (either the word/colour Stroop task or the celebrity Stroop task), (1) please identify TWO methodological limitations, (2) explain SPECIFICALLY how each limitation could have affected the results, and (3) list methodological improvements that could allow future researchers to avoid each problem you’ve identified.
Option B: If you were given a chance to explore more about the Stroop effect, what would you do? Please (1) specify two NEW research questions that you could answer using an experiment involving a Stroop task, and then (2) briefly describe different experiments you would use to answer EACH separate research question. Make sure that the experiment you’ve described is, in fact, a Stroop task, and that it contains enough detail (including the different experimental conditions, task-specific methodologies, and what specific ways you would use to quantify your effect) to demonstrate to your reader that this experiment would, in fact, answer your research question.