PSY 790 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric

PSY 790 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric: Resource Collection
In the discussion for Module One, you submitted potential topics for your capstone research proposal. For this milestone, you will collect potential peer-reviewed
resources that will be used to support your ideas. In your capstone research proposal, you will develop a well-organized research concept paper that lays the
foundation for a solid plan to implement research. You will address a relevant problem that aligns with your focus within the field of psychology. You may choose
a problem that reveals a gap in our understanding and requires you to provide an explanation of psychological phenomena and variables. Or it may be an applied
problem that directly involves the psychological well-being of individuals, communities, or organizations. In either case, you will need resources to support your
cause, which is why this milestone is necessary.
Prompt: Integrate the literature relevant to your research questions or intervention in a three- to five-page paper. At the beginning of this paper, state your
research questions or intervention and explain the significance of these things within the field of psychology. Then discuss how each resource relates to your
research questions or intervention. In this paper, you may summarize each article in preparation for the synthesis that is necessary for the literature review you
will submit for Milestone Two. Milestone One is an opportunity for you to show how you can deeply immerse yourself in the literature in preparation for your
literature review. In this assignment, you will analyze the resources to tell your own story in your literature review.
In your submission, be sure to include the critical elements listed below.
• Develop well-formed research questions or a relevant intervention and explain the significance of these things within the field of psychology.
• Summarize the literature and identify the main argument in support of the research questions or intervention.
• Assess sources specific to research questions, describing the author’s credentials, arguments, objectivity, persuasiveness, and conclusions.
• Analyze sources, including the methodology, to determine their strengths and weaknesses in how they impact our understanding of the intervention or
the research questions.
• Include a conclusion that ties together the literature addressed and reiterates the connection to the research questions and the main argument.
• Ensure that the submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization.
Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a three- to five-page Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, oneinch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format.
Critical Element Meets Expectations
(100%)
In Progress
(80%)
Does Not Meet Expectations
(0%)
Value
Develop Research
Question
Develops well-formed research questions or
a relevant intervention and explains the
significance of these things within the field
of psychology
Develops research questions or a
relevant intervention and explains the
significance of these things within the
field of psychology, but research
questions are not well-formed or
explanation is cursory
Does not develop well-formed research
questions or a relevant intervention or
explain the significance of these things
within the field of psychology
25
Summarize Literature Summarizes the literature and identifies the
main argument in support of the research
questions or intervention
Summarizes the literature but fails to
accurately identify the main argument
in support of the research questions or
intervention
Does not summarize the literature or
identify the main argument in support of
the research questions or intervention
15
Assess Sources Assesses sources specific to research
questions, describing the author’s
credentials, arguments, objectivity,
persuasiveness, and conclusions
Assesses sources specific to research
questions, describing the author’s
credentials, arguments, objectivity,
persuasiveness, and conclusions, but
there are errors in the assessments or
the descriptions
Does not assess sources specific to research
questions, describing the author’s
credentials, arguments, objectivity,
persuasiveness, and conclusions
20
Analyze Sources Analyzes sources, including the
methodology, to determine their strengths
and weaknesses in how they impact our
understanding of the intervention or the
research questions
Analyzes sources, including the
methodology, to determine their
strengths and weaknesses in how they
impact our understanding of the
intervention or the research questions,
but there are inaccuracies in
determinations or analysis is cursory
Does not analyze sources, including the
methodology, to determine their strengths
and weaknesses in how they impact our
understanding of the intervention or the
research questions
25
Develop Conclusion Includes a conclusion that ties together the
literature addressed and reiterates the
connection to the research questions and
the main argument
Includes a conclusion that ties the
literature addressed and reiterates the
connection to the research questions
and the main arguments, but
connections are unconvincing or
conclusion does not effectively connect
to literature
Does not include a conclusion that ties
together the literature addressed or
reiterate the connection to the research
questions and the main argument
10
Articulation of
Response
Submission has no major errors related to
citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or
organization
Submission has minor errors related to
citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or
Submission has major errors related to
citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or
organization
5
organization with room f

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