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Social Media And Personality

Form predictions about how some or all of the Big Five personality traits might relate to other variables. You will do a literature search for the background information necessary to form these hypotheses, and your professor will also assist you with this task.
Remember, you as a researcher cannot feasibly manipulate personality. Participants’ personalities are a type of “subject variable:” Factors that are already a part of the individual when they come in to be tested by you. So, you will not be able to determine cause or effect in the research you do in this class. You will only be able to say that personality is (or is not) related to other variables in your data.
Give an overview of the research topic.
• – Start with a broad definition of personality and how it relates to your research question.
• – Define the classic BFI, citing the original study.
• – Present a review of more recent papers, preferably related to your research question.
• – End your introduction by describing the goal of the current study. YOUR STUDY GOALS
SHOULD RELATE TO EACH OF THE PAPERS YOU REVIEWED IN YOUR INTRODUCTION. Your main job in the introduction is to relate the past research to the current research (meaning, YOUR research in this class). Clearly state how it all relates!
• – Describe your overall hypotheses and specific predictions that will be examined in your research. Hypotheses are general ideas about how your research will turn out. For example, you might hypothesize that positive personality traits will be associated with excellent academic performance. Specific predictions are just that: You explain exactly what statistical results you predict you will find in your research. For example, you might specifically predict that Conscientiousness as measured by the total Conscientiousness score on the short form BFI will be positively correlated with self-reported overall high school GPA.