What type of informal research method did you use?

Week One: Testing A Theory Assignment Grading Rubric – 5 Points
Content and Organization
70 Percent (3.5 points) Percent Earned: Comments:

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.
• At least 300 words describing a time when you had to test a theory. This theory may be something you have tested at work, school, or even at home.
• Submit your answers as a Microsoft Word attachment to your Assignment Section.
The content is comprehensive, accurate, or persuasive.
The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.
The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.
Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.
• Answer the following questions in your summary: 1. What type of informal research method did you use? 2. How was your research method similar to research methods used by psychologists? 3. If given another opportunity, what would you have done differently?
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Readability and Style
15 Percent (.75 points) Percent Earned Comments:

Paragraph transitions are present and logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well-constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.

15 Percent (.75 points) Percent Earned Comments:

The paper, including the title page, reference page, tables, and appendices, follow writing style guidelines.
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow Axia style guidelines.
The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
Spelling is correct.

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