Research Proposal Overview/Description:

Throughout this course you have been developing various sections of the research proposal. This week you will assemble the final proposal (addressing faculty feedback). This paper is to be developed in APA format/style  and not to exceed 15 pages (excluding title page/references/appendices).

Criteria:
Introduction

  • Background and Significance of Problem
  • Statement of the Problem and Purpose of the Study

Literature Review

  • Summary of the Evidence for the Proposed Study

Research Question, Hypothesis, and Variables with Operational Definitions

Theoretical Framework

  • Overview and Guiding Propositions(s) Described in Theory
  • Application of Theory to Your Study’s/Project’s Focus

Methodology

  • Sample/Setting: Number and criteria for inclusion and description of place in which data will be collected.
  • Sampling Strategy
  • Research Design: Type (e.g., Quasi-Experimental), description, and rationale for selection. 
  • Extraneous Variables (and plan for how controlled).
  • Instruments: Description, validity, and reliability estimates, which have been performed (on a pre-established measure). Include plans for testing validity and reliability of generating your own instrument(s).
  • Description of the Intervention
  • Data Collection Procedures
  • Data Analysis Plans
    • Describe plan for data analysis for demographic variables (descriptive statistical tests).
    • Describe plan for data analysis of study variables (descriptive and inferential statistical tests).

Ethical Issues

  • Describe ethical considerations and your plan to protect human rights.

Limitation of Proposed Study
Implications for Practice
References
Appendices

  • Informed Consent Letter
    • Procedure section is clear, described in detail, specific, and all inclusive. Written in lay language (as documented by reading level score). Includes risks and benefits relevant to study. Address assent (if applicable).

Submit your assignment to the W10: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Monday, March 6, 2017.

CRITERIAWEIGHT
Introduction
Background and Significance of Problem10
Statement of the Problem and Purpose of the Study10
Literature Review40
Research Question, Hypothesis, and Variables with Operational Definitions
Research Question, Hypothesis10
Variables with Operational Definitions5
Theoretical Framework 
Overview and Guiding Propositions(s) Described in Theory15
Application of Theory to Your Study’s/Project’s Focus15
Methodology 
Sample/Setting: Number and criteria for inclusion and description of place in which data will be collected.15
Sampling Strategy15
Research Design: Type (e.g., Quasi-Experimental), description, and rationale for selection.10
Extraneous Variables (and plan for how controlled).5
Instruments: Description, validity, and reliability estimates, which have been performed (on a pre-established measure). Include plans for testing validity and reliability of generating your own instrument(s).20
Description of the Intervention20
Data Collection Procedures20
Data Analysis PlansDescribe plan for data analysis for demographic variables (descriptive statistical tests).Describe plan for data analysis of study variables (descriptive and inferential statistical tests).20
Ethical Issues
Describe ethical considerations and your plan to protect human rights.10
Limitations and Implications 10
Scholarly Research
References and Appendices10
Informed Consent Letter Procedure section is clear, described in detail, specific, and all inclusive. Written in lay language (as documented by reading level score). Includes risks and benefits relevant to study. Address assent (if applicable).10
Academic Writing
Free of grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. Citations and references written in the correct APA Style.30
TOTAL300
 

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