Below is the requirements. Attached is the information that is needed to included. 

Research Proposal Required Components 

The research problem and hypotheses (2 – 3 pages) 

  • Clarity of statement of purpose
  • Quality of justification for the study 
    • Logical argument for need presented
    • Data supporting need is included
  • Clarity, feasibility, and significance of the research question
  • Quality of research and null hypotheses
  • Clarity of definitions of key terms (observable)
  • Limitations
  • Review of Literature (3-5 pages)
    • Quality of the summary and integration of at least five primary source articles
  • Description of Methods and Procedures (3 – 4 pages)
    • Quality and relevance of research design
      • Independent and dependent variables are identified
      • Research design is specified and is appropriate
    • Quality of the design for sample selection is specified and justified
    • Specification of instrumentation and how variables will be measured
      • Validity and reliability of instruments is documented
      • A sample data table is included and appropriate.
    • Quality of description of ethical considerations, i.e. possible harm to subjects, informed consent, IRB approval
      • Procedures for how you will implement your project are described and appropriate.
      • Quality of internal and external validity of research project
    • References of all sources in APA format (1 page)
    • Writing and APA format

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