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    Help, I need a guide please I am lost. I need help. 300 words please.

    Does mental health play a role in physical health?

    Using the same research question that you used last week, design a true experiment. Remember, in a true experiment, we manipulate the IV . . . . we do something to one group to make it different from the other group . . . we give a "treatment" to one group and a "fake treatment" to another group. And we treat everybody exactly the same except for the IV. Here's what to include.

    1. Briefly remind us of your research question and your population.
    2. Describe how you will obtain your sample from the larger population. Be specific.
    3. Describe the IV and how you will manipulate it to create the groups in your study. (Each group receives a different "level" of the IV; in other words, each group receives a different manipulation.)
    4. Describe the dependent variable; use operational definitions and use only 1 DV.
    5. Describe how you will avoid confounding variables and control extraneous variables (about 4 or 5 sentences total).

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    Dear Student,
    Hi. This is of course related to the other problem we tried to resolve yesterday. Now, in order for this design to make sense, you have to recall all that you have learned about the experiment so far. Now, in this problem, you are being asked to 'design a true experiment' by which case I am assuming that you will at some point have to do this problem. In research we call this 'Operationalization' of concepts. Now, I am unsure if your professor has already spoken to you regarding the 'scientific method' and the 2 main processes used in science. Before going further, I want you to understand that the scientific method follows this basic principle: main question --- hypothesis -- planning/study design -- Operationalization of the design -- gathering of data -- analysis of data -- conclusion -- recommendation.

    The main question is the one that the study is asking and the hypothesis, based on the main question becomes the idea that the study will try to prove. Design and planning is the stage of designing exactly how this research will happen step by step, Operationalization means putting that design into action and data gathering is when you gather the information you need. The last 3 are self-explanatory as analysis is the review of the data while conclusion is the part where you give the verdict whether the hypothesis is true or not and recommendation is the section where you recommend your observation based on the results. You know why this is scientific? It is simply because every step can be measured and repeated over and over again. Now there are 2 processes, quantitative and qualitative approaches and I am sure you have already been introduced to these so I will not elaborate on them. Suffice it to say that quantitative is all about numbers and qualitative is all about text (i.e. interviews and sharing of personal ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution provides information, assistance and advice in tackling the problem set (see above) on the topic of putting together a proposed research (variable identification) the relationship between physical health and mental health. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word-version is also attached.