Argumentative Synthesis Paper (70 points)
A research synthesis paper integrates knowledge gained through the article summaries and sometimes within your own related experience.To properly integrate the articles, students must decide on an organizational scheme and then use subsection headers to organize the material.
For this assignment, you are to select a controversial psychology related topic that interests you.For example, you may select a topic related to opposing views on whether or not psychology is a science. Find articles that support it and articles that conflict with it. Summarize your findings with several subsection headers.Compare and contrast your findings. Include subsections on your experience with the topic, your recommendations on the topic, and include any stimulated thoughts you have.
Additionally, you are required to send a one-page proposal on your chosen topic for approval.In this one-page proposal, discuss the topic.Include what you will be looking for and what you expect the findings to show.
The paper should adhere to APA format and be 7- 9 pages in length (does not include title, tables/graphs, and reference page).It is possible that some of the journal summaries may not be incorporated into the synthesis, but students should attempt to integrate as many as possible.