Approach (methods, e.g. field experiments, economic surveys, a meta-analysis of existing data, that you will employ to test the hypotheses laid out in part 3)
2. Motivation for the research
o, Give context for your research question(s): why is this an important area to study? o Provide references to the peer-reviewed scientific literature and if appropriate,
policy documents. 3. Overall research question
o What do you want to find out?
o What specific questions or hypotheses will you test in order to answer the overall
question (be explicit about what these are)?
o What is the state of scientific knowledge in this area, and how will your research
question advance that knowledge? This is where you will summarize what has already been done in the field with references and information on the journal articles you have found
4. Approach (methods, e.g. field experiments, economic surveys, a meta-analysis of existing data, that you will employ to test the hypotheses laid out in part 3)
o What will you do to answer the overall research question?
o What data will you collect? Where will you do the research? o What equipment or technical resources will you need?
o How long will the research take?
o How will you analyze and interpret your data?
5. Anticipated results (based on your knowledge of related and previously conducted research in this area)
o What do you predict that the results of your experiments, surveys, etc. will yield in terms of data? Why?
6. Significance of the proposed research (to the scientific community and society)
o Why are you excited about the proposed research, and why should the reader be
o How does the proposed research relate to what has already been done in this area?
7. Literature cited
o You must include a minimum of three journal articles in your proposal; there is no
maximum; internet citations or references are not permitted.
Notes to gain full credit:
You must use a standard font, double spacing, and standard margins and follow APA style in writing this proposal. The paper must be 5+ pages long, excluding the literature cited section.
Use each of the numbered sections above as a section of your paper and make sure you address all the points in each section. When citing a reference, do not directly quote the paper with quotation marks. You should rephrase the information and reference the citation. If you copy or rephrase information without citation, that is considered to be plagiarism and will result in no points!
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Paper Type||Research proposal|
|Number of Pages||5 Page(s)/1375 words|