research proposal

research proposal




Research Proposal Instructions

During this course, you have developed a purpose statement and a corresponding research question, evaluated quantitative and qualitative research studies, identified a research design that you could use to address your research question, and composed a Literature Review on your topic.

As a culminating project for this course, you will incorporate your previous work into a 25-slide PowerPoint presentation Research Proposal. You are not required to conduct the research that you discuss in your proposal; instead, outline a possible research plan. In your presentation, include the following elements:

  • Title (1 slide)
  • Abstract (1 slide)
  • Purpose of the study (1 slide)
  • Research question(s) (and hypotheses if selecting a quantitative design) (1–2 slides)
  • Definition of variables and key terms (4 slides maximum)
  • Operational definitions (i.e., measurable definitions) of variables
  • Review of the literature (5 slides maximum)
  • Summary of the significant themes that emerged in your literature review (# of slides as needed)
  • Research design (1 slide)
  • Sampling (1 slide)
  • Methods of data collection (1–2 slides)
  • Data-analysis procedures (2–4 slides)
  • Ethics and human relations (1–2 slides)
  • Timeline (1 slide)
  • Reference list (# of slides as needed)

Follow correct APA format for citations as necessary.