Real-world arguments on Sports and performance psychology

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Real-world arguments on Sports and performance psychology

 

Week 8 of Class 2
Proposed Dissertation Topic: Real-world arguments on Sports and performance
psychology.
Assessment Description
In RES-815 you selected five empirical articles to begin working on your proposed
dissertation topic. For this assignment you will select 10 new empirical articles on your proposed
dissertation topic to annotate and then to complete a reflection section.
General Requirements:
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
 Locate the "Dissertation Development Template" in the topic Resources for this topic.
 This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment
to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
 Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA
Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
 Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for specific
guidelines related to doctoral level writing. The Manual contains essential information on
manuscript structure and content, clear and concise writing, and academic grammar and
usage.
 You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite
technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.
Directions:
Use the Dissertation Development Template to annotate 10 new empirical articles for
your proposed dissertation topic.
Complete the reflection section that follows the annotated bibliography in the template to
do the following:
1. State how the potential topic aligns with your program of study.
2. Justify the feasibility of the intended study.
3. Write a problem statement for your proposed study using the guidelines in the template.
4. Briefly defend the need for the proposed study.
5. Propose a conceptual/theoretical framework for the intended study.
6. Reflect on the significance of the proposed study.
7. Defend your selection of articles and annotations.
Dissertation Development Template
Use this for the Topic 8 assignment "Dissertation Development."
Topic of Research
Your Name Goes Here
Grand Canyon University: RES 820
Date
DISSERTATION DEVELOPMENT2
Topic of Research
Baker, V. L., & Pifer, M. J. (2011). The role of relationships in the transition from doctor
to independent scholar. Studies in Continuing Education, 33(1), 5-17.
For this assignment select ten empirical, peer-reviewed research articles that are current
and relevant to your dissertation topic. Provide a reference and an annotation (150-250 words)
that includes important details about the article for each of the sources.
Annotations are descriptive and critical assessments of literature that help researchers
evaluate texts and determine relevancy in relation to a research project. Ultimately, it is a note-
taking tool that fosters critical thinking and helps you evaluate the source material for possible
later use. Instead of reading articles and forgetting what you have read, you have a convenient
document full of helpful information. An annotated bibliography can help you see the bigger
picture of the literature you are reading. It can help you visualize the overall status of the topic,
as well as where your unique question might fit into the field of literature.
Your sources should not be Class Resources, dissertations, books, reports, conference
papers, legal documents, book reviews, editorials, newspaper articles, magazine articles, and
other sources that are not peer-reviewed.
DISSERTATION DEVELOPMENT3
Degree
Provide a sentence identifying your degree program and emphasis area.
Research Focus
Provide one sentence that discusses how your topic area aligns with your degree and
emphasis area.
Feasibility of Research Problem
Provide one sentence that justifies the feasibility of your proposed research project.
Problem Statement
A problem statement emerges from reading and studying the literature around a topic. In
RES 815 you discussed what is known, what needs to be known, and what is the significance of
the potential problem you are investigating. Now you will organize this into different sections
below. In this section, begin with the Problem Statement with a declarative problem statement
based on the Identification of a problem space and your review of the literature in your field.
Choose one of the formats below to write a one-sentence problem statement.
•It is not known how or why…
•Based on what is known in literature, _____ is still unknown/what still needs to be
understood is…
•While the literature indicates ____________, it is not known in
(school/district/organization/community) if __________.
Need for Study
Next, discuss why this is an important problem that needs to be investigated, that is, what
is the benefit of studying this specific problem? (150-250 words)
DISSERTATION DEVELOPMENT4
Conceptual/Theoretical Framework
In the articles that you selected review the conceptual or theoretical frameworks that the
authors used. Choose the one that seem the most promising to use in your own research. Discuss
how this framework shows potential for helping you to investigate your problem space. Using
the reference page, what would be the seminal work that the author(s) used that relates to the
theoretical framework. (150-250 words)
Significance
Choose one of the articles you selected and discuss how their findings were significant to
their problem area. How might examining the significance sections of articles help you prepare
to write this section of your own proposal? How do you think your study will be significant to
your field? (150-250 words)
Defense of Article Selection
The selection of the articles you choose to include is essential in developing an
understanding of the literature on your topic. For this assignment you selected ten empirical
articles that are important to your understanding of the problem. In this section, defend your
selection of your ten articles for the annotated bibliography. Why were these ten articles
important enough to annotate? How do these align with your research focus? Are they current
and relevant? (250-500 words)
Rubric Criteria
Criteria Description
Annotated Bibliography
5. 5: Excellent
20 points
An annotated bibliography is thoroughly presented with rich detail and includes all
necessary elements. Annotations are clear and comprehensive.
4. 4: Good
18.2 points
An annotated bibliography is presented and includes all necessary elements. Annotations
are clear and relatively descriptive. They are appropriate to the purpose.
3. 3: Satisfactory
16.4 points
An annotated bibliography is presented, but the elements are addressed in a cursory
manner.
2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory
14.6 points
An annotated bibliography is present, but inaccurate or incomplete. Annotations are
insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.
1. 1: Unsatisfactory
0 points
An annotated bibliography is either missing or not evident to the reader. Annotations lack
any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.
Criteria Description
Alignment and Feasibility
5. 5: Excellent
10 points
Potential topic displays purposeful alignment to the degree program. The study proposed
is feasible and can be accomplished in a timely manner.
4. 4: Good
9.1 points
Potential topic displays solid alignment to the degree program. The study proposed is
feasible.
3. 3: Satisfactory
8.2 points
Potential topic displays reasonable alignment to the degree program. The study proposed
is feasible but additional focus will allow timely completion.
2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory
7.3 points
Potential topic displays weak alignment to the degree program. The study proposed is not
feasible but with significant work could be altered to become feasible.
1. 1: Unsatisfactory
0 points
Potential topic does not display any discernible alignment to the degree program. The
study proposed is not feasible.
Criteria Description
Problem Statement
5. 5: Excellent
15 points
The problem statement is present and includes all components. The components are
addressed well, and the alignment with one another is clear and strong.
4. 4: Good
13.65 points
The problem statement is present and includes all components. The components are
addressed well, and the alignment with one another is relatively strong.
3. 3: Satisfactory
12.3 points
The problem statement is present and includes all components. Most are addressed well,
but the alignment with one another is weak.
2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory
10.95 points
The problem statement is present and includes all components, but they are not fully
addressed and not in alignment with one another.
1. 1: Unsatisfactory
0 points
The problem statement is present but disjointed and missing many components.
Criteria Description
Defense of the Need for the Study
5. 5: Excellent
10 points
A defense of the need for the study is thorough. Argument is clear and convincing,
presenting a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner.
4. 4: Good
9.1 points
A defense of the need for the study is present. Argument shows logical progressions.
Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from
introduction to conclusion.
3. 3: Satisfactory
8.2 points
A defense of the need for the study is cursory. Argument is orderly but may have a few
inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but
not thoroughly, supports the purpose.
2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory
7.3 points
A defense of the need for the study is illogical or inaccurate. Sufficient justification of
claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic.
1. 1: Unsatisfactory
0 points
A defense of the need for the study is either missing or not evident.
Criteria Description
Conceptual/Theoretical Framework
5. 5: Excellent
10 points
A proposed conceptual/theoretical framework is thorough. Argument for using the
framework is clear and convincing, presenting a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling
manner.
4. 4: Good
9.1 points
A proposed conceptual/theoretical framework is present. Argument for using the
framework shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a
smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion that give appropriate support to
the choice of the framework.
3. 3: Satisfactory
8.2 points
A proposed conceptual/theoretical framework is cursory. Argument for using the
framework is orderly but may have a few inconsistencies. Argument logically, but not
thoroughly, supports the choice of the framework.
2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory
7.3 points
A proposed conceptual/theoretical framework is illogical. The proposed framework does
not align with other components of the study Sufficient support for using the framework is
lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity.
1. 1: Unsatisfactory
0 points
A proposed conceptual/theoretical framework is either missing or not evident.
Criteria Description
Reflection on the Significance of the Study
5. 5: Excellent
10 points
A reflection on the significance of the study is clear, thorough, and scholarly. Clear
evidence of critical thought is present. The reflection connects directly to the articles read.
4. 4: Good
9.1 points
A reflection on the significance of the study is present. Clear evidence of critical thought
and scholarly reflection is present. The reflection connects to the articles read.
3. 3: Satisfactory
8.2 points
A reflection on the significance of the study is cursory. Some evidence of critical thought
and scholarly reflection is present. There is a vague connection to the articles read.
2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory
7.3 points
A reflection on the significance of the study is illogical or unreasoned. Critical thought
and scholarly reflection are not evident. Connection to the articles read is not evident.
1. 1: Unsatisfactory
0 points
A reflection on the significance of the study is either missing or not evident.
Criteria Description
Defense of Article Selection
5. 5: Excellent
10 points
A defense of the article selection is thorough. Argument is clear and convincing,
presenting a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner.
4. 4: Good
9.1 points
A defense of the article selection is present. Argument shows logical progressions.
Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from
introduction to conclusion.
3. 3: Satisfactory
8.2 points
A defense of the article selection is cursory. Argument is orderly, but may have a few
inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but
not thoroughly, supports the purpose.
2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory
7.3 points
A defense of the article selection is illogical or inaccurate. Sufficient justification of
claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic.
1. 1: Unsatisfactory
0 points
A defense of the article selection is either missing or not evident.
Criteria Description
Mechanics of Writing
5. 5: Excellent
10 points
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
4. 4: Good
9.1 points
Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of
sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used.
3. 3: Satisfactory
8.2 points
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader.
Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used.
2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory
7.3 points
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language
choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present.
1. 1: Unsatisfactory
0 points
Mechanical errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.
Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.
Criteria Description
APA Format
5. 5: Excellent
5 points
The document is correctly formatted. In-text citations and a reference page are complete
and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
4. 4: Good
4.55 points
Required format is used, but minor errors are present (e.g. headings and direct quotes).
Reference page is present and includes all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and
citation style is usually correct.
3. 3: Satisfactory
4.1 points
Required format is generally correct. However, errors are present (e.g. font, cover page,
margins, and in-text citations). Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper.
Sources are appropriately documented though some errors are present.
2. 2: Less Than Satisfactory
3.65 points
Required format elements are missing or incorrect. A lack of control with formatting is
apparent. Reference page is present. However, in-text citations are inconsistently used.
1. 1: Unsatisfactory
0 points
Required format is rarely followed correctly. No reference page is included. No in-text
citations are used.