AP CAPSTONE

AP Research Skill Overview
Replicable Method & New Understanding


LINKS To AP Research Materials, Assignments, Deadlines

Prerequisite Skills

Statistics Page

Bibliography & Literature Review Materials

Inquiry Proposal Form & PREP

Methods

Analysis of Data/Findings

Capstone Academic Research Paper

Presentation & Oral Defense

AP Research Workbook (List of Methods Page 98) 


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HALL OF FAME PAPERS - #5 score places you among the best of the best


Here are the eight “5" papers from 2018 as judged by College Board:

Personality and Tempo: Exploring the Relationship Between Music and Cognition          By Matthew Bacon, 18'


Gender Differences in Attitudes Towards STEM Among High School Students                     By Alexis Bui, 18'


Human Evaluation of Machine Translation  By Tanvi Kharkar, 18'


Parasocial Relationships: A Study Concerning Adolescents Media Engagement

& Interaction By Cambria Meadows, 18'


The Acting White Accusation: an examination of academic achievement, perceived educational benefits, and peer influence among high school students  By Success Ufondo, 18


Relationship Between Factors of Behavior & Length of Stay in Dogs Housed in A No Kill Animal Shelter     By John Wargowski, 18


Placebo Sleep and Student Cognition: Examining the Power of Perception           By Ethan Trunfio, 18


What are High School Students Attitudes and Opinions Towards Physician Assisted Suicide? By Madina Safdari, 18'



Here are five “perfect" scores from 2017 as judged by College Board:

Youth Impulsivity Levels: Disordered Gambling & Substance Absue  By Diane Bui, 17'


A Study of Aesthetics and Hedonics in Photography   By Bria Rosenberg, 17’


Tear Analysis on Contact Lenses Using A Cell-Phone Based Flourometric Assay Reader By Katie Barajas, 17'


Consequences of Texting Behaviors on Teen Romantic Relationships By Goldy Faramarzyan, 17


Paper By Valeria Robles, 17’ Coming Soon.



Here are three other “5" scores from 2017 as judged by College Board:

Effect of Dog Interactions on High School Students Mood & Anxiety - By Anam, 17'


Hope’s Word Use in the Poetry of Anne Saxrton & Sylvia Plath - By Hope Su, 17’


Korean Ethnic Identity & Assimiliation Levels of High School Students in an Ethinically Diverse Calfironia School - By Esther Lee, 17'


Daring Sample Paper Employing A Delphi Research Method

A Study on Societal Attitudes Towards Terraforming Mars  By Nick Turcios, 17’   (BEWARE!!)

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Course Introduction Materials

2018-9 AP Research Student Workbook 

2018-9 AP Research Course & Exam Description

Moving From Preliminary Research To Literature Review

Research Notecard Template (Google Doc)

Mr. Nelson’s Opening Comments

AP Research Advice From Our Capstone Class of 2017

AP Research Seniors Give Advice To Seminar Juniors



Data to Paper Graphic Display Overview


Digital Portfolio Account Set-up

account.collegeboard.org/login/login

apcapstoneportfolio.collegeboard.org

 Student Account Set-up Instructions

media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-capstone/ap-capstone-digital-portfolio-student-user-guide.pdf




College Board Plagiarism Policy

Falsification & Fabrication 



Resume/LinkedIn Description

AP Seminar and AP Research are two innovative new courses that are at the heart of College Board’s Capstone diploma program.  To receive the Capstone diploma, students must receive a three or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research, and receive a three or higher on four other AP exams. The Capstone program teaches the broad set of skills required to write publishable, academic research papers.  The following inventories the specific skills that I developed through Capstone.

·             Perform aligned research of peer-reviewed academic literature. 

·             Design research methods that align with past research.

·             Collect data relevant to an aligned research topic.

·             Curate quantitative and qualitative findings and analyze results.

·             Report key findings, conclusions and recommendations for future research.

·             Received a top score of “5 “in AP Seminar, a score attained by only 6% of all course participants.)  (Received a score of “4 “in AP Seminar, ranking in the top quarter of Capstone students worldwide.)

 

Get a recommendation statement (NOT A LETTER) from your Seminar teacher. 

Everyone in your GBF class endorse you for Research Skills.






TEACHER NOTES:

College Board on Falsification


AP Research Sample Papers: 

Autoimune Disease

Time for Dinner

Prompt Questions For Assessing Papers Above

Prompts for Assessing Sample Papers


Anam’s Paper - Effect of Dog Interactions on High School Students Mood & Anxiety

Hope’s Paper - Word Use in the Poetry of Anne Saxton & Sylvia Plath

Katie’s Paper - Tear Analysis of Contact Lenses Using A Cell-Phone Based Fluorometric Assay Reader

Esther’s Paper- Korean Ethnic Identity & Assimilation Levels of High School Students in an Ethnically Diverse Californian High School

Diane’s Paper - Youth Impulsivity Levels: Disordered Gambling & Substance Abuse

A Study of Aesthetics and Hedonics in Photography   By Bria Rosenberg, 17’ (See Methods Section)


CONFIDENCE INTERVALS: Algebra 2 Hand-out That Explain Calculation & Interpretation of Confidence Intervals

Financial Incentives & Student Achievement

Ivan’s Monday Class Example

Bria’s Monday Class Example

Statistical Findings Worksheet


Student Sample IPF - Thank You Melissa

Sampling Survey Example: Attitudes Towards the LGBT Community Survey - Thanks to Melissa 


Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper: Purpose of Guide

USC Research Guide - Set of articles that guide first-time students through the research process.


What Librarians Use To Create Research Pathfinders,  Much Thanks To LE Spears  August 2017

Academic Research Databases 



August 22 SAMPLE LITERATURE: IMPROVING IN-KENNEL PRESENTATION OF SHELTER DOGS THROUGH RESPONSE-DEPENDENT AND RESPONSE-INDEPENDENT TREAT DELIVERY

SAMPLE LITERATURE #2

SAMPLE LITERATURE #3


Challenge and Opportunity in Evaluating a Diffusion-Based Active Bystanding Prevention Program: Green Dot in High Schools 


eHow: How to Use the Likert Scale in Statistical Analysis

How To Use Data, Artificial Scales (e.g. Likert)

Jamie’s Survey

Diane’s Survey

Methods Outline Assignment

Processing & Organizing Your Data In Excel Worksheets

Chi Square Tests Example Excel

Solid Khan Video On Chi Suqare Test May Help Some


Survey Outline Example

Example: Final Results

Word Format Outline of Methods Section

2017 Candidates DO NOT USE FORM BELOW - USE THE ONE AT TOP OF PAGE

GUIDELINES FOR INQUIRY PROPSAL FORM PRESENTATION


Mr. Wolf’s Checklists By Report Section

Mr. Wolf Introduction Checklist

Mr. Wolf  Methods Checklist

Mr. Wolf Findings, Analysis, Results Checklist

Mr. Wolf Conclusion Checklist


© Andrew Nelson 2012