What are the critical variables that contribute to spontaneous recovery of operant responding for drugs of abuse?

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Research Paper: Outline and References Instructions

Purpose:

The outline assignment is intended to encourage you to start thinking about the research paper in more specific terms. The research paper is the capstone project for this course and will require a great deal of time to be done well.

Instructions:

Your outline must include your topic, at least a few statements about back ground information for the learning principle and applied research, your hypothesis, and 5 references. Please find below a guideline for your outline. Some example statements have been provided to illustrate the required material. Your outline should follow this example closely. You may find that your paper will flow better if you move some minor sections around; see the paper instructions for a list of material that must be included. It is not necessary to have all of the applied articles you will be discussing in the literature review sections. You are also not required to give specific information in the discussion and assessment sections. Note that it will be helpful to read the Research Paper Instructions before completing this assignment.

MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 27, 2016 AT 9PM EST MUST BE ORIGINAL IN PROPER APA FORMAT

Outline:

I. Introduction

A. State your topic (e.g. “This paper will examine the roles of spontaneous reinstatement of operant behavior in drug addiction.”).

1. State why this topic is important (e.g. “More than 80% of individuals who go through substance abuse treatment will relapse within 5 years”).

2. State your initial research questions (e.g. “What are the critical variables that contribute to spontaneous recovery of operant responding for drugs of abuse?”).

B. Background information about the issue

1. Learning principle (e.g. “Spontaneous recovery was first reported by _______. Later research revealed that _____,_______, and ______ influence spontaneous recovery in animal studies.”).

2. Principle’s application to the problem or issue (e.g. “______ initially suggested that drug relapse may work through a similar mechanism. The methods used to study spontaneous recovery of drug seeking behavior are…”).

C. State your hypothesis. Your hypothesis is the main focus of the paper (e.g. “While stress is a critical factor in the reinstatement of operant behavior for drugs of abuse, its effects can be mitigated by an enriched environment.”). Everything discussed in the paper should be related back to the hypothesis. Does a study support or contradict your hypothesis?

1. Define all terms in your hypothesis, referencing appropriate sources

2. Discuss any points of clarification

a) Point 1

b) Point 2

(1) … (as needed)

(2) …

II. Literature Review

A. Theoretical literature pertaining to the learning principle

1. Overview and summary of each theory or explanation

2. Relevance of each theory/explanation to the issue

3. Application of the theoretical findings to the issue

B. Applied literature—Repeat for each study

1. Rationale of the study

2. Overview of the study

3. Methodology (key elements)

4. Key findings related to your hypothesis

5. Critique of the study

a) Design?

b) Appropriate methods?

c) How do the findings relate to your hypothesis/thesis?

III. Discussion

A. Summary

1. Summary of all relative findings

B. Recommendations

1. What can be learned from this research?

2. What are the implications?

3. To whom are these recommendations relevant and why? (e.g. parents, government agencies, organizations, educational institutions, mental health professionals)

C. Future Research

D. Conclusions

1. Recap the importance of your topic (no new information)

2. Revisit your thesis statement (did you find support or no support?)

3. Conclusion based on information derived from the literature

IV. Assessment of Research Paper Writing Process (this section is based on your process)

A. How your process worked (evaluate your own writing process)

1. Outline

2. PowerPoint presentation

3. Article review assignment

B. What have you learned

C. How is this assignment going to impact your career goals

V. References

A. Reference 1

B. Reference 2

C. Reference 3

D. Reference 4

E. Reference 5

Research Paper: Outline and References Grading Rubric

Category

Meets Expectations

Partially Meets Expectations

Does Not Meet Expectations

Points

Earned

Topic

7.5 points

Meets all of the following criteria:

States the topic of the paper.

Clearly articulates why the topic is important.

Clearly states the research question.

3.75 points

Missing 1 or 2 of the following criteria:

States the topic of the paper.

Clearly articulates why the topic is important.

Clearly states the research question.

0 to 1.875 points

Missing more than 2 of the following criteria:

States the topic of the paper.

Clearly articulates why the topic is important.

Clearly states the research question.

Background/Literature Review

10 points

Meets all of the following criteria:

There are at least 2 statements about the background of the learning principle thought to be involved.

At least 2 statements and 1 statement must be about the principle’s application to the problem.

5 points

Missing 1 of the following criteria:

There are at least 2 statements about the background of the learning principle thought to be involved.

At least 2 statements and 1 statement must about the principle’s application to the problem.

0 to 2.5 points

Missing more than 1 of the following criteria:

At least 2 statements about the background of the learning principle thought to be involved.

At least 2 statements and 1 statement must be about the principle’s application to the problem.

Hypothesis

7.5 points

Clearly states a hypothesis that is consistent with the background/literature provided.

3.75 points

States hypothesis that is mostly consistent with the provided literature review.

0 to 1.875 points

Hypothesis is not clearly stated or is inconsistent with the provided literature review.

References

10 points

Meets all of the following criteria:

Lists at least 5 references appropriate for the proposed paper.

References are in current APA format.

5 points

Missing 1 of the following criteria:

Lists at least 5 references appropriate for the proposed paper.

References are in current APA format.

0 to 2.5 points

Missing more than 1 of the following criteria:

Lists at least 5 references appropriate for the proposed paper.

References are in current APA format.

Structure

5 points

Detailed outline of the structure of the entire paper that can be used to guide writing of the final product.

2.5 points

Detailed outline of the structure of most of the paper that can be used to guide writing of the final product.

0 to 1.25 points

Vague outline that would not be useful when writing the final product.

Total

/40

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