Brief introduction to the area of research, including a strong rationale for why it needs to be studied further (Define paralinguistic cues).
Review of the past research. What are the key theories to explain the phenomenon and what evidence is there to support them? You do not have a lot of words so stay focused on the theories and evidence most relevant to the current experiment (Social Context Cues Theory and Social Information Processing Theory).
Discuss limitations of past research and what has been done differently in the current experiment to build upon past knowledge.
Present the aim and hypotheses. The hypotheses should be a logical extension of the research evidence you have described earlier in the introduction.
My hypotheses are:
1. According to the Social Context Cues Theory it is predicted that the presence or absence of paralinguistic cues in CMC interactions will not have an affect on personality trait ratings.
2. According to the Social Information Processing Theory it is predicted that the presence or absence of paralinguistic cues in CMC interactions will have an affect on personality trait ratings.
Enter as much info as you can from the current experiment would be great.
Participants: Number of participants? Where were participants recruited from and how? Were the demographics of the participants recorded?
Materials: Describe the materials used in the experiment. Include only items that are unique and or fundamental to the experiment – i.e., there is no need to include things like a pen and paper to record the results.
Procedure: Describe how participants were selected, how the experiment was conducted, how any variables were operationalised, any standardisation instructions provided to experimenters and participants to ensure trials were run the same way each time, how participants were assigned to conditions, etc. This section needs to be detailed enough to allow an independent researcher to exactly replicate the experiment using just your description.
Design: DV and IV must be clearly defined. How many IVs and levels of IVs were used? Type of design (e.g., independent measures or repeated measures design)?