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Running head: SHORTENED TITLE 1TitleYour NameYour UniversitySHORTENED TITLE 2AbstractYour abstract goes here, on its own pageKeywords: first keyword, second keyword, third keyword, forth keywordSHORTENED TITLE 3Paper Title(1) Provide an introduction to your paper e.g., what work has already been done on your topic?(2) Explain why the project is worth doinge.g., why is your topic important?; why does it matter?e.g., are there conflicting results?; has this specific question been answered?(3) Use at least five references to support your hypothesis and/or the rationale for your study(4) Use multiple paragraphs to organize your introduction section(4) Present your hypothesis clearly and reasonably (in the LAST paragraph of your introduction section)(5) Present your hypothesis again at the very end of your introduction section (in one clear sentence following the format of the hypothesis example in lab slides) in a separate italicized andsingle-space section (example format below)Hypothesis: Individuals who are asked to speak in front of many other audiences will generate more bullshits as compared to individuals who are alone.MethodParticipants(1) List the eligibility and inclusion/exclusion criteria (if any)(2) Describe participants' demographic characteristics, such as their age, sex, and their racial and/or ethnic group(3) Include any topic-specific characteristics (e.g., language ability)MaterialsSHORTENED TITLE 4The name of your independent variable. How did you manipulate your independent variable in the experiment? Details of your manipulation.The name of your dependent variable. What scale did you use to measure your dependentvariable? How many items? How many scale points? Include at least one example item from the scale.Manipulation check. How did you check whether the manipulation of independent variable was successful?Attention check. How did you check whether the participants were paying attention and answering the survey questions carefully?ProcedureHow did you collect your data?(1) Sampling procedures & sample size What was your intended sample size?How did you select your participants (e.g., convenience sample)?(2) Research designPretest-posttest, posttest onlyHow were participants assigned into each condition?Between-group/within-groupResultsSummarize the collected data and analysis performed(1) Enough information to help the reader understand the analysis conducted (e.g., what does a t test do?)SHORTENED TITLE 5(2) Description of the data (e.g., per-cell sample size, M, and SD—usually in the form of a table or figure)(3) For inferential statistical tests (e.g., t), the value of the test statistic, the degrees of freedom, and the exact p-value(4) An explanation of the outcome of those analyses(5) Ancillary analysesReport any other analyses performed (e.g., subgroup analyses, analyses with/without covariate)DiscussionEvaluate your results and discuss their implications(1) Summarize your resultsDid it support or not support your hypothesis?If you got significant results, make sure to explain what it means and why it might matter If you got non-significant results, explain if you think it really means there is no relation between the two variables, or if there was something about your study that could have ledto it (e.g., problems with the design)Mention the studies from your introduction again: How do your results relate to these? Limitations(2) Identify potential limitations of your projectSources of biasImprecision of measures (e.g., questionnaires, self-report)Differences between the sample and target population(3) Discuss some future directions for your projectSHORTENED TITLE 6Could a different design be implemented? Implications(4) State the implication of your findingsWhat is the importance of your results?ConclusionsBrief summary and recap of your entire paperWhat did you do? What did you find? What does this mean?Do not end abruptly; have an overall summary/take-awaySHORTENED TITLE 7ReferencesYour references go here, starting on a new pageSHORTENED TITLE 8AppendixTable 1. Title of your tableCondition 1 Condition 2M SD M SD t pThe name of your dependent variable x.xx x.xx x.xx x.xx .xxxThe name of your independent variable x.xx x.xx x.xx x.xx .xxxNote. * = p < .05. N = #Condition 1 Condition 20123456The name of your dependent variableFigure 1. Title of your

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