I want very much for you to learn to bring the material in this course to bear in your own (future) work. The final paper in the course — due on the last day of class – is designed to facilitate this. The paper should be 10-12 double-spaced, typewritten pages. In this project you will design your own experiment. You would:
a) briefly note the rationale for the study and your hypotheses,
b) include a detailed methods section, describing reasons why factors are manipulated or measured, within or between subjects, and treated as fixed or random;
c) include power calculations underlying decisions about how many subjects to run;
d) outline the analyses you plan, including planned contrasts relevant to your hypotheses, statistical tests used, error term selection, and predicted pattern of results.