Briefly, explain the outcome of the hypothesis test.

Overview
Your objective is to demonstrate understanding of how to read an empirical article and identify its main components.
For your assignment, you must find an empirical article (excluding meta analyses, content analyses, and qualitative analyses) published within the past 10 years in a peer reviewed journal.
Guidelines for selecting the empirical article:
Your article must have been published within the past 10 years
Your article must be published in a peer reviewed journal
Your article must be empirical (excluding meta analyses, content analyses and all qualitative analyses)
Most importantly, you must be able to understand your selected article.

You are strongly encouraged to find an article publshed in the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research (https://www.psichi.org/page/journal_main#.Yt_ijOxBw-Q). These are articles written by undergraduate students that have undergone the peer review process.
Follow the outline below to complete your assignment.
Use APA style to cite and format your paper (page 1: title page; pages 2 to 3: body; and page 4: references): https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

Assignment Outline:

Title Page: Create an APA style title page (https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html) //
LO: #evidencebased (correctly structure information utilizing a scientific format)
Body: On pages 2 and 3, include the following information:
Paragraph 1: Introduce your article and convey the purpose of the study. Cite the source you used to make sure the article is published in a peer reviewed journal and how you determined the article is empirical.
LO: #evidencebased (summarizing an empirical article)
Paragraph 2: Identify one hypothesis tested in the article and the variables studied in the hypothesis.
LO: #hypothesis development
Paragraph 3: Briefly, explain the outcome of the hypothesis test. Was the hypothesis supported or rejected? Based on the results, generate a new research question and a hypothesis (i.e. a potential explanation that is testable). After your hypothesis statement, explicitly identify your independent and dependent variables.

LO: #evidencebased (drawing conclusions about the findings in your own words)
LO: #hypothesis development (developed a testable hypothesis that is clear)

References: All sources cited within the body of the paper should be included in the reference page
(https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/reference_list_basic_rules.html)

LO: #evidencebased (correctly structure information utilizing a scientific format)

Assignment Information
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Learning Outcomes Added
EvidenceBased: Identify and appropriately structure the information needed to support an argument effectively.
HypothesisDevelopment: Evaluate the link between hypothesis-driven research and the theories or observations that motivate it.