Assignment VII (6 pages not including cover and reference page)
Create and submit the Time Schedule for the proposed research and resources needed, as well as additional personnel, budget details, the consent forms, and the questions used for the surveys/questionnaires/interviews. The questions and possible responses must support the research objectives and the hypothesis. (Estimated length – six pages)
Time Schedule/Time Line: Propose how long the research process could take (hypothetically).
Remember that a proposal stops at the proposal stage and that there is no actual research conducted by you. You are to propose what you will do and when to carry out the study. (Estimated length – two paragraphs)
Resources Needed: List and explain all proposed resources (e.g., computers, programs, surveys, etc.).
(Estimated length – two paragraphs)
Personnel: List the categories or types of assistance needed from others (not the participants) to conduct the proposed research. (Estimated length – one paragraph)
Budget: List all expenses proposed to incur during the research. Include all details for the proposed budget, and then add them up for a total proposed budget. (Estimated length – half a page)
Needed Assurances/Clearances: Include the proposed releases needed for tests, surveys, or other instruments that may be used to conduct the research. Research involving humans require consent forms. Create and include the voluntary consent form for participant permission. See pages 80-81 of your textbook. (Estimated length – one page)
Surveys/Questionnaires/Interviews: Create and include the list of questions proposed to be asked for the research. Make sure the questions pertain to and support the problem statement, the objectives of the study, and the hypothesis. Include the possible answers when using a multiple-choice or Likert format.
(Estimated length – one to two pages)
References: List a minimum of five references used for the Literature Review of this Research Proposal.
Follow APA guidelines regarding use of references in text and in the references page. Only references cited in the text are to be included in the references page. See page 282 of the textbook. (Estimated length – one page)
Each part of this assignment should be submitted in one document.
Research Proposal ( 4 pages not including cover and reference page)
Your Research Proposal should be at least 4 pages in length (excluding the title page and the references page).
Incorporate corrections made to each of the individual assignments in Units I-VII. Follow APA guidelines.
Be sure to use the guidelines in Chapter 14 of the textbook to help with formatting (pages 269-288). (Pay attention to.page breaks and headings.)
The following can be used as a checklist to ensure you have all of the required components and page lengths for the
Introduction: The student will need to introduce what the research proposal topic is about. See page 271 of your,textbook. (Estimated length – one page)
Problem Statement: You need to identify a very specific problem within the stated topic. Do not let that problem be too broad. It should be narrowed down to a specific problem that is researchable. Present that problem in a general thesis statement stating why the problem is important enough to study. (Estimated length – one paragraph)
Rationale for the Research: You will need to explain what the study intends to accomplish. What rationale was used to determine the importance for this study? How does your study relate to larger issues? Make a persuasive statement to justify the reason for the study. Why is the study important? To whom is it important? What benefits will occur if this particular study is done? (Estimated length – half a page)
Statement of the Research Objectives: Identify the objectives and the purpose for the study. Example: The purpose and the objectives for this study are to …. Identify/understand/determine…. (Estimated length – half a page)
Hypothesis: A hypothesis is really an educated guess. A hypothesis results when the questions are transformed into statements that express the relationships between the variables within the proposed study. It is sometimes referred to as an “if/then” statement. See page 7 of your textbook. (Estimated length – half a page)
Definition of Terms: Define a minimum of five terms used throughout the proposal so that readers can be sure to understand the meaning of the terminology used. An example of a definition is: “For the purpose of this research, improvement is operationally defined as post test score minus pretest score.” (Estimated length – half a page)
Summary: Include a restatement of the problem and a summary of the proposal. (Estimated length – one paragraph)