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Research and Critique an Experimental Study

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, be sure to have read all the required resources for the week.

Find an experimental research study on the topic chosen in Week One for your Final Research Proposal. You may choose to include an experimental study which was included in the literature review you used in the Week One assignment by searching the reference list for experimental research studies on the topic. However, it is also acceptable to find and include an experimental research study on the topic that is not included in that literature review.

Identify the specific experimental research design used in the study. Summarize the main points of the experimental research study including information on the hypothesis, sampling strategy, research design, statistical analysis, results, and conclusion(s). Evaluate the published experimental research study focusing on and identifying the specific threats to validity that apply to the chosen study. Explain whether or not these threats were adequately addressed by the researchers. Describe how the researchers applied ethical principles in the research study.

The Research and Critique an Experimental Study

  • Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least one peer-reviewed source in addition to those required for this week.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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RUNNING HEAD: CRITIQUE OF AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

Critique of an Experimental Study

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RUNNING HEAD: CRITIQUE OF AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
Selected Experimental Study:
Emmons, R. A., & Mccullough, M. E. (2003). Counting blessings versus burdens: An
experimental investigation of gratitude and subjective well-being in daily life. Journal of
Personality & Social Psychology,84(2), 377-389. doi:10.1037//0022-3514.84.2.377 Retrieved
from: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/pdfs/GratitudePDFs/6Emmons-BlessingsBurdens.pdf
Gratefulness has been widely recognized in many books as a valuable construct for
leading a life of happiness, piece of mind, and physical health. The widespread spread beliefs on
the power of gratefulness in our daily lives are speculative and more scientific research needs to
be done to comprehend this phenomenon (Emmons, R. A., & Mccullough, M. E. (2003)). All
major religions and ethical workers mutually agree that people feel moral obligation to respond
in a grateful manner to the received benefits. This experimental research study particularly
examines the influences of grateful cognitive thinking and grateful expressive emotions on the
psychological well-being in daily life. In the emotional context, gratitude is defined as an
empathic emotion which depends upon two cognitive process; the ability of one person to
recognize a positive outcome, and th...

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