Refer to the article attached and answer the following questions:
Question 1: General Information
a) State the title of the article.
b) State the name(s) of the author(s) of the article.
c) State the name of the journal, the year of publication, volume number, and page numbers.
Question 2: Introduction
The Introduction presents existing theories and relevant past research studies providing the bases for the current research problem. Statements of the expected results are made at the end of the Introduction.
a) Identify the main aim and hypothesis of this research study.
b) Briefly explain what the article says is the main limitation of previous research in this area.
Question 3: Method
The Method section of an experimental study is usually divided into the following subsections – Participants, Materials/Apparatus, Design, and Procedure. The present journal article does not have a Design section.
a) Using your own words as far as possible, summarise the limitations of Study 1, and how Study 2 was constructed to address these limitations. [Word limit = 200]
b) In Study 2, two graduate students graded the response papers. Explain why the two graduate students were unaware of both the participants’ choice conditions and the hypotheses of the experiment.
c) Briefly state the two hypotheses that were tested in Study 3, and why potential participants in Study 3 were prescreened.
Question 4: Results
The Results section reports the descriptive and inferential statistics. The results of the statistical analysis can be complicated and difficult to understand especially if you are not familiar with the statistical tests used. For the purpose of this assignment, let us not be too concerned with the statistical analyses involved.
a) Briefly summarise the findings of Study 1(in terms of customers who stopped at the booth versus customers who subsequently made a purchase) and Study 2(in terms of assignment completion and quality of the essays). [Word limit = 150]
b) Summarise the findings of Study 3 across the different groups in terms of perceived satisfaction ratings, actual satisfaction ratings, and the experience of the decision-making process. [Word limit = 150]
Question 5: Discussion
The Discussion section presents a discussion of the results with respect to the research question set out in the Introduction. It also addresses the theoretical implications of the results.
a) In the Discussion, the main findings from all three studies are discussed. Putting the findings together, explain the implications of the number of choices that an individual has to choose from.
b) Briefly define and describe the concept of “tyranny of choice” and provide your own original example of this concept. [Word limit = 150 words]
Note: Read relevant textbook pages on this concept.
Question 6: Abstract
The Abstract is a concise summary of the whole article and appears at the beginning of the article. It contains key information about the research study such as, the purpose/aim of the study, the research design, research hypotheses, results, and some concluding statements about the implications of the results.
On a 5-point rating scale ranging from 1 = ‘poor’ to 5 = ‘excellent’, how would you rate the Abstract of this article? In no more than 100 words, provide reasons for your rating. [Word limit = 100]
Question 7: References
The References section lists the full reference of all sources cited or referred to in the study.
a) Apply the APA style of formatting references by presenting the full reference of the following three items as you would expect them to appear in the References section:
– the assigned article (as attached)
– any journal article on the topic of “choice overload” found in Google Scholar
b) Apply your understanding of the APA style of referencing by correcting the formatting errors in the reference listed below and present it accurately in APA format.
Grundy, J. G., & Timmer, K. Bilingualism and Working Memory Capacity: A Comprehensive Meta-analysis. Second Language Research (2017), 33(3), pp. 325-340.