APA Research and Bibliography Activity
Part One: Assessing the RELIABILITY and Validity of Sources
IN THE SPACE PROVIDED IN COLUMNS TWO AND THREE OF THE FOLLOWING MATRIX, PREPARE A 50-100-WORD EVALUATION OF BOTH THE RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF EACH OF THE SOURCES LISTED IN COLUMN ONE. |Source |Reliability |Validity | |Wikipedia |Wikipedia is not a reliable source. It is an online encyclopedia where that |It is not a validity source. The web site has no peer review and the information can | | |information can be added and changed by anyone. Many of the sources are not |be misleading. The web site is clear on the information but not necessarily accurate | | |cited accurately or it only contains one source instead of multiple for the |because anyone with internet connection can modify the page, which may cause problem | | |amount of information given on the paper. At time the sources given have |if someone is bias on some of the information provided in Wikipedia and decide to | | |nothing to do with the research information written on the page. |change the information to fit their opinion. | |American Psychological |The APA (American Psychological Association) is a reliable source. It contains |The APA (American Psychological Association) contains validity information. In order | |Association Web Site |information written by many different scientists, psychologist and more. The |for information to be posted on the site author have to demonstrate credibility to | | |website contains many copyrights and trademark. The website demonstrates that |their research. As many site the web site cannot always guarantee the information is | | |it poses both primary and secondary sources. Not everyone is permitted to post |error free and will be sufficient to every reader preference.
The site does include | | |and remove information from the website. |peer reviewed and scholarly journal and article. | |Arizona Department of |Arizona Department of Health Services Web Site is a reliable website. The |Arizona Department of Health Services Web Site is a valid website. The information | |Health Services Web Site |information are updated and checked for accuracy by the company. It is not |provided in the website is accurate and up to date as quickly as possible. The web | | |scholarly article but a government base page to help people fill out the |site is not a bias source. It displays direct information needed for a viewer to | | |necessary paper work needed for the health. This website can be consider a |understand their different process and procedures. | | |primary source since it links the paper directly with the paper needed instead | | | |of going through personal. | | |www.cyberessays.com |Cyber essay is a non-reliable source. The information is not guarantee to be |Cyber essay is a non-valid source of information. The information may contain bias | | |accurate since the writers of the essay are regular people. When writing the |information since the essay is written by regular peoples. The essay are all | | |essay many people can site the source wrongly or not cite them at all. Cyber |self-witten and can be based more on opinions then actual facts. Even though site | | |essay does not contain peer reviewed articles or scholarly journals. This is a |demands credibility of sources it does not guarantee that each person who posts an | | |secondary source. |essay is using credible source. | |Time Magazine | | | | | | | | |
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Part II: APA Reference Page
SELECT FIVE TOPICS TO RESEARCH FROM THE LIST BELOW. USE THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY TO LOCATE AT LEAST ONE SOURCE THAT RELATES TO THE TOPICS YOU SELECTED. BE SURE TO LOOK FOR PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS AND OTHER SCHOLARLY SOURCES OF INFORMATION. PREPARE AN APA REFERENCE PAGE THAT LISTS THE SOURCES YOU FOUND. INCLUDE A 2-4 SENTENCE SUMMARY OF EACH ARTICLE.
Psychology and global change
Psychological effects of stress
Effects of social class on learning
Correlation of intelligence and heredity
Ethical considerations when medications are prescribed to children, such as for treating ADHD Emerging adulthood
History of intelligence testing
Ethical issues in psychological research
Psychological effects of disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina Unreliability of memory retrieval