The Research Proposal must be a 1,050- to 1,400-word proposal formatted according to APA 6th ed. guidelines. The Learning Team must identify a problem worthy of research and develop an outline of the process required to research it. No actual experiments must be conducted.
The Research Proposal must contain the following sections:
- Write a 100- to 200-word introduction for your research proposal. This must explain your research problem and your working hypothesis.
- Refer to Appendix A of Beginning Behavioral Research for guidance on creating an introduction.
Elements of the Study
- Write a 175- to 350-word outline of the elements of your research study.
o Provide your argument for the study and at least one example of past research that supports your argument.
o Describe your variables and what they mean. For example, if I am measuring success, I define success as a student’s grade on their GRE exam. The success variable equals above average score on the GRE. Please use your own example.
o Describe your sample
- Refer to Appendix A of Beginning Behavioral Research for an overview and examples of a research report. Please follow APA 6th edition for APA guidelines.
- Write a 175- to 350-word summary identifying ethical considerations you must have in designing your research project.
- Refer to Ch. 3 of Beginning Behavioral Research and incorporate at least one scholarly source in your discussion of ethical considerations specific to your research proposal.
- Write a 350- to 525-word summary of the survey design you chose and how you obtained a representative sample for the proposed research.
- Include the appropriate measures of reliability and validity.
- Explain the rationale for how you propose to design and conduct the research while minimizing bias.
- Refer to Ch. 9 of Beginning Behavioral Research for details on survey design and subject recruitment.
Write a 75- to 150-word conclusion summarizing your research proposal.