ASSESSMENT 1: Lab Report (45%) Guidelines 1750 words plus or minus 10%
(excluding reference list and abstract)
For this lab report, you are to write up the research on Parental Milestone Expectations in the format of a Psychology lab report. Read the overview of the study on p.8. This overview is designed to help you understand the topic area prior to reading the references (suggest you read the core references first) and preparing your own lab report. You write up an APA lab report (1750 words) in your own words based on the results given on p.19. Important – you need to paraphrase (use your own words) with references or if it is a direct quote use quotation marks around the relevant text and add a reference and page number. It is better to not use too many direct quotes though as it tends to interrupt the flow, so it’s preferable to paraphrase.
Please refer to the lab report marking criteria (p.19) and the overview of the study (p.8), which includes useful references and the results. You need to use at least 6 academic references. Some useful core references are available through e-readings for this unit and are listed on p.12.
Additional useful resources on how to write a Psychology lab report
http://psychology.about.com/od/apastyle/p/labreport.htm http://www.psywww.com/tipsheet/labrep.htm and
I will send through all of the information and texts to relate reference and uses for the report as well as the data that the report is based off and the marking criteria.