Proposal: Final Assignment Instructions
purpose of the Research Proposal: Final Assignment is to ensure you
appreciate the challenge of setting up an effective research plan, consider the
context, research questions, sources, timeline, integrated implications, analysis,
and writing required. Building a proposal will demand you work through all the
research stages explored throughout the course including: clarifying the
research question; designing the research; reviewing relevant scholarly
literature, data collection, preparation and examination; analyzing the data;
and reporting on the research.
the Research Proposal: Topic Assignment that has been approved, build a
comprehensive research proposal on that topic.
Research Proposal: Final Assignment should use the following outline/structure
and follow the suggested quantity of content for each element:
Title – clear, concise and well-defined to
explain your research question.
Executive Summary – short summary of 100-250
words that includes the research question, hypothesis of your research, the
research methodology and findings.
Introduction (>200 words) – provide a
background or context related to your research problem. It should include the
purpose, background, significance, issues, variables and hypothesis.
Problem statement (< 100 words) – clearly
state the specific problem down to something that is researchable. Present it
in a thesis statement and a hypothesis.
Literature Review (1000-1300 words) – conduct
extensive background research and support your research question with ample
proof from scholarly, peer reviewed sources.
credible sources and research.
There is additional help on literature reviews below in the section
titled Additional Help.
Importance/Benefits of the Study (>250
words) – describe the explicit benefits
Research Design (>400 words) – explains the
phases of the research, sampling design, participants, data collection design,
instruments, procedures, ethical requirements, etc.
Nature and Form of Results (>250 words) –
explain the anticipated form for the results to include the types and format of
data to be presented for the expected audience.
Budget (>150 words) – summary of costs and
expenses necessary to conduct the research.
Schedule (>150 words) – summarize the major
phases, timelines, milestones and primary deliverables.
Ethical considerations (>200 words) – must
carefully consider data collection processes and participant rights.
Implications and considerations (>200 words)
– identify at least 2 implications and 2 limitations of the proposed study.