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You will draft the first several sections of your research proposal. Set up your proposal in APA format with a Cover Page, a section designated for the Abstract* (which you will write for final proposal), as well as sections for Introduction, Background and Literature Review, Research Design, Sampling*, Data Collection*, and References. Check out this PowerPoint for formatting requirements.
 
Note: You will leave space for sections marked with an asterisk (*) in the Midterm and complete them for the Final Assignment.
 
APA specifications are expected to be followed in the format of the proposal, the citations, and the references. For more information visit: APA Formatting. More information on writing your project is noted in the Resources page in this unit.
 
Complete the following sections for Unit 5:
 
Cover page: Follow APA formatting for the cover page, found on p. 515 of Rules for Writers
Abstract: Create the heading and leave a blank section. You will complete this in the final proposal.
Introduction: : Including a brief history of the problem, you present your problem statement, hypothesis, and identification of the independent and dependent variables in your study.
Review of Literature: Summarize at least 4 relevant/related research projects, their usefulness, flaws, and strengths. This part of the proposal can be taken from your Review of Literature from Unit 3, but be sure to address your instructor’s comments.
Research Design: Give a description of your research design and a justification of why this particular design was chosen.
Sampling: Create the heading and leave a blank section. You will complete this in the final proposal.
Data Collection: Create the heading and leave a blank section. You will complete this in the final proposal.
References: You must include correctly-formatted APA in-text citations in the body of your paper, and a matching reference list in appropriate APA


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