You must submit a full research proposal by the end of the semester. The aim of
You must submit a full research proposal by the end of the semester. The aim of this assignment is to put the material into practice and to face the challenges of thinking through the methodological stages of your proposed study. How should it look? 1. Introduction of the issue 1a. Clear statement of the problem 1b. Purpose of the study 1c. Significance of the study/ what will it add to the literature 2. Literature review (include a total of 5-10 peer reviewed sources - helpful tool for lit review can be found under "Content") 2a. Current literature/studies related to your issue/problem 2b. This includes defining key terms and identifying problems identified in specific research 3. Research question/s followed by hypothesis/ hypotheses. 3a. Question: propose a relationship between 2+ variables in the form of a question 3b. Hypothesis: -Declarative statement of the cause and effect relationship -Be specific! 4. Research Methodology: 4a. Definition of variables (i.e. dependent, independent, and their nominal and operational definitions). Please note that the definitions must be of the main variables examined in the hypothesis/ hypotheses, and/ or research question. 4b. Definition of population 4c. Sampling method and rational 4d. Sampling method and statistical power issues while stating the proposed sample size to be used 4e. Research design 4f. Data collection method (i.e. observation, in-depth interviews, meta-analysis, surveys etc.) 4g. Proposed data analysis plan 5. Risks and Benefits / Confidentiality Issues 6. Policy Implications 7. Bibliography list Please note! If you want feedback, you must submit a draft before 05/15. Before submitting the final “product” ask yourselves these questions: What is my topic? Does my literature review correspond with that topic? Do my research question/s and hypotheses correspond with the topic and literature review in that they offer to supplement it? Is the population definition relevant and appropriate for the topic and research question/s and hypotheses? Does my sample size allow me to achieve the goals of my proposed study? (Again with SP issues) Is the sampling technique you are offering appropriate for the proposed study? Does the design correspond to the literature review, question/s and hypotheses? Is the data collection method you offer the most appropriate for the scope of your study? Each of the above questions/ guidelines will help you determine how solid the proposal is (i.e. how valid it is). General guidelines for submission: All papers must have a cover page with the details All papers must have page numbers starting right after the cover page All papers should be approximately 15 pages, not including cover page or reference list (in APA style). All papers should be double space, 12 point font, with 1 inch margin on each side. All papers should be submitted no later than Sunday May 22nd, 2022. Please submit in separate assignment section. Find a peer-reviewed article related to your research topic for your paper. For this article: 1. Identify the research question 2. Identify the hypothesis. 3. Identify the variables 4. Identify the research design 5. Identify the analysis method. 6. Discuss the results. Include any issues/problems you saw, any changes you would recommend, and follow up research you would propose. **Make sure to note your research topic and also attach the article used for the assignment when submitting. Due date is Sunday, May 1st, end of day.

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