This assignment is to provide a research proposal outline, i.e. a draft, if you will, of you research proposal.
The submission at this point should include, in APA format, all of the essential topic subtitles from the guide on your chosen question and research type (qualitative vs. mixed method vsquantitative).The outline may contain the parts you feel you have finished writing, or may simply include notes on your choices, and how you intend to complete the section over the next very few weeks.
The proposal (project, paper) need not be complete for this particular assignment, but needs to have all the parts listed and how you intend to flesh out the formal proposal.
APA Format for titles (MUST apply)
Sections to be completed and proof read (Writing center is available) prior to submission includes:
- Introduction to the problem, background, guiding questions, delimitations and limitations, significance of the study (the reason you feel it is important.
- REFINED Literature review
- The EXISTING theory and practices (if applicable)
- Human Subject Institutional Review Board Draft (use PhilaU) if human subjects are to be used.
- List of expected appendices
Please, remember, for your FINAL submitted RESEARCH PROPOSAL, you will need:
Proper APA format
AT LEAST 15 high quality references that apply,answering all the details as depicted in the Leedy and Ormrod text for your chosen question.
It should be publication ready, with proper format, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
All (every) assertions, methods, and analysis choices should be supported with a foundation(reference).
Presume your audience knows NOTHING about the subject, and define all concepts and abbreviations when first used.
You need to describe what data you will collect, how you will collect it, how you will assure validity and reliability, and how you will analyze your ‘data’.
All ‘tools’ or ‘instruments’ with your instructions or desired observation points need to be included (likely as an appendix) so another researcher could repeat your work.
You should include your ‘expectations’ of what your research will reveal, and how that will impact the field.
If a statistical analysis is to be utilized, the method and specific tests should be mentioned, with the rationale of why that is the appropriate measure.
Essentially, the project is the culmination of every thing specified to be read, studied, and investigated throughout the term.