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Base paper off what you have already wrote in my last order.
Each student will prepare a seven to twelve page prospectus for an original research project. The prospectus will include three chapters (Introduction and Design, Literature Review, and
Methodology) that follow APA or Turabian guidelines.
I. Introduction to the Study
a. Problem Statement
b. Purpose Statement (exploration, description, or explanation)
c. Research Questions
d. Significance of the Study (discuss the potential contribution to social research)
II. Literature Review (outline only, but should cover at least the following areas)
a. Summarize or give a brief history of previous research
b. Critique previous research
c. Propose a theory
a. Research Design
b. Subjects for Study
1. Discuss sample selection method and advantages and disadvantages of the method chosen
2. What is the population and what are the units of analysis?
3. Outline the methods of ethics and confidentiality
1. Operationalization of each of the variables and concepts
2. Discuss instrumentation
3. Attach all surveys to the appendix
4. Discuss reliability and validity
d. Data Collection Methods
1. Discuss how you will collect your data and give a timeline
2. Discuss limitations of the study
(SLO 1.1, 2.2)
Prospectus clearly defines research topic and identifies key components
Topic is clear, but some elements are not specified.
Topic is minimally focused and identified.
Topic is vague and not clearly identified.
Literature Review (X5)
(SLO 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.4)
(CO 1.1, .12)
Study is contextualized within the literature reviewed.
Study is contextualized within the literature reviewed, but some noticeable gaps in theory or explanation.
Study is somewhat contextualized within the literature reviewed.
Study is not contextualized with the literature reviewed.
(SLO 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4)
(CO 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.5, 3.2)
Research questions match methodology and other issues such as validity, ethical concerns are addressed. Methodology is creative and appropriate to goal of the research project.
Research questions match methodology and other issues such as validity, ethical concerns are addressed.
Research questions match methodology, but some issues such as validity are not addressed.
Research questions are undeveloped and do not match methodology.
Data Collection (X5)
(SLO 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4)
(CO 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1)
Plan for data collection is complete and timetable is given. Explicit information given regarding source of data i.e. sample selection.
Plan for data collection is complete and timetable is given. Sample selection not specified or vague.
Plan for data collection is complete, but timetable is not given or is unrealistic.
Plan for data collection is incomplete and/or unrealistic.
Overall Research Design and Presentation (X4)
(SLO 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2)
(CO 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4)
Overall design is realistic and creative. Prospectus is well organized and follows proper MLA, APA, or Turabian formatting with few, if any, grammar or spelling errors
Overall design is clear, but mundane. Prospectus is well organized, but with some formatting, grammatical or spelling errors.
Design is weak and method has flaws. Prospectus is fairly well organized with several formatting issues. There are several grammatical or spelling errors
Design is weak and findings do not explain or support the research topic. Prospectus does not follow proper formatting procedure, and includes excessive spelling and grammatical errors.
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