Psychology Spss, Brooklyn, NY
Hi Wakil I, I have an Experimental Psychology research paper due in 2 days. I thought I'd get going with it now heh. I was able to formulate a topic to write about. It was approved by the professor and he gave me ideas of what to talk about, which I'll present here (this will be quite lengthy, just trying to explain in good detail)
My professor suggested I write a paper about the correlation between hardiness and grit, since these two words are very similar.
My hypothesis is that Hardiness is correlated with Grit (for which both have their own scales). If the correlation is really strong, then we can say that grit is just another word for hardiness. He said I should mention the TIPI (shortened version of the Big Five personality traits), so that the correlation becomes meaningful then; it'll add another dimension to the research. The idea is to see if grit is associated with hardiness anymore than it is associated with the 5 commonly associated traits.
The professor said there should be 9 variables to be worked on, which means 8 correlations between Grit and the rest of the variables (but I'm thinking its 10 variables, 9 correlations, see why from this list; maybe you can tell me if its 8 or 9 correlations):
1. The Hardiness scale is broken up into its three components namely, Control, Challenge, and Commitment)
2. Hardiness (as a whole with all components combined ..... This may the variable that's left out; maybe that's why the professor said 8 correlations, but maybe you can tell me)
4. Big Five (agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, and neuroticism),
The professor also mentioned that this could be a validity study (construct validity, convergent validity, and discriminant validity). If Grit is highly correlated with some of the variables, we call this convergent validity, and if it is less correlated with some of the variables, we call it discriminant validity.
My plan with the tutoring session is to work on the outline for my paper, so after I leave I know exactly what I'm going to write for Intro, Methods, Results and Discussion. Also, I want to be able to know what the results are (I already have the data). I want to be able to interpret that data.
The paper is actually due in 2 days (Wednesday evening- December 18th). I will definitely appreciate your help with this. Let me know if this will be fine. If it is fine, perhaps we can set a tutoring session for the evening, or tomorrow morning? (the sooner the better heh) Let me know soon as you can, please.
Thank you! :)
Sent by Alfredo on 12/16/13