o prepare for this discussion assignment, read the information aboutu00a0Post-traumatic stress disorderu00a0(PTSD) at the National Institute of Mental Health website (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml). Develop a research question on an aspect of PTSD. Make sure it is phrased as a researchable question. For example, questions containing the word u201cshouldu201d call for a value judgment and thus are generally not researchable.
In your post, present preliminary plans for a research study to investigate your question. You may use the supplementalu00a0PSY326 2016 Research Design Templateu00a0to help you organize the required information. PowerPoint or any other presentation software may be used to create a visual presentation of your research design. Audio content is optional. The file for the presentation should be attached to your post, or if using a screencast, include a link to the online presentation. Regardless of the form of your presentation, your discussion post must include the following elements:
Compare and contrast the characteristics of non-experimental (descriptive and correlational) and experimental research designs.
State your research question, and specify whether the aim of the proposed research is to describe, predict, or explain.
Choose a research design to investigate your research question. Explain why this design is appropriate for the study.
Provide a brief overview of the study you would design.
Your post and presentation must utilize at least two peer-reviewed sources, in addition to your textbook, cited in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. It is highly recommended that you visit the Research Methods research guide in the Ashford Library to find peer-reviewed journal articles about research methods. All sources used for the post must be cited within the body of the post and included in the list of references at the end.