THIS IS A RESEARCH PROPOSAL THAT CONSISTS OF 25-30 PAGES. TO MAKE THIS ASSIGNMENT EASY FOR THE WRITER/TUTOR, YOU CAN CHOOSE THE RESEARCH PROPOSAL TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE THAT RELATES TO PSYCHOLOGY BUT MUST FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES THAT’S LISTED BELOW. PLEASE JUST LET ME KNOW IF YOU DECIDE TO TAKE THIS ASSIGNMENT WHAT THE TOPIC WILL BE.
To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements.
Your Integrative Project: Chapters I?V will consist of six sections:
When drawn together, the sections will provide a comprehensive research proposal appropriate for your specialization.
Section 1: Introduction
In this section of your project, you identify your interest in a topic specific to your specialization. The more specific and focused your topic is, the more useful and comprehensive it will be. This may not be an actual area in which you will engage in research or practice, but it is intended to bring together all of the skills, knowledge, and professional attributes you have developed to focus in one area of study or practice.
As you begin to think through the focus of your Integrative Project: Chapters I?V, keep in mind that this course is designed to be a process that you, as a professional, will use to ensure that your work is evidence-based, addresses a specific focus of research or practice, ensures that you have the ability and methods to measure your success, and indicates an understanding that your profession is one of lifelong learning and professional development. As a professional psychologist, you will continue to identify areas of strength and areas where you require additional knowledge, skills, and professional development.
Introduction – You will usually start your project with a paragraph or two presenting the investigated problem, the importance of the study, and an overview of your research strategy.
Section 2: Literature Review
In this section, you will conduct a review of the theoretical and research literature that provides support for your research question. It is important to understand that the literature review is more than a summary of the information found through the search and review. The purpose of the literature review is to provide the context within which the project will be developed and framed. The literature review should include a conceptually organized synthesis of the results of the review that clearly delineates what is known, what is not known, and what is controversial regarding your topic or area of practice.
The process of finding, reviewing, synthesizing, and writing the literature review provides greater definition to the theoretical framework and gives you a strong foundation from which to work when developing your research question.
Literature Review Counselor
The introductory paragraphs are usually followed by a review of the literature. Show how your research builds on prior knowledge by presenting and evaluating what is already known about your research problem. Assume that the readers possess a broad knowledge of the field, but not the cited articles, books and papers. Discuss the findings of works that are pertinent to your specific issue.
The goal of the introduction and literature review is to demonstrate “the logical continuity between previous and present work” (APA, 1994, p. 11).
Analyze the relationships among the related studies instead of presenting a series of seemingly unrelated abstracts or annotations. The introduction should motivate the study.
The reader should understand why the problem should be researched and why the study represents a contribution to existing knowledge.
The literature review will provide the foundation that leads you to the third section of your project, which will be to describe your proposed research and how you would propose to carry out a study or field test of the project to determine its effectiveness.
Topics to be considered and included in your Literature Review:
Sections 3?5: Methodology, Results and Discussion Description
In these sections, you will include the methodology for your proposed study and as well as the expected results and a discussion of the results.
The methods section includes separate descriptions of the sample, the materials and the procedures. These are subtitled and may be augmented by further sections, if needed.
Describe your sample with sufficient detail so that it is clear what population(s) the sample represents. A discussion of how the sample was formed is needed for replicability and understanding your study. The APA Task Force on Statistical Inference points out “how a population is defined affects almost every conclusion about an article” (Wilkinson, et al., 1999).
Convenience samples are not unusual in scientific inquiry; their use should not discourage you from seeking a publication outlet for your report.
A description of your instruments, including all surveys, tests, questionnaires, interview forms, and other tools used to provide data, should appear in the materials subsection. Evidence of reliability and validity should be presented. Since reliability is a property of scores from a specific use of a specific instrument for a specific population, you should provide reliability estimates based on your data.
The design of the study, whether it is a case study, a survey, a controlled experiment, a meta-analysis, or some other type of research, is conveyed through the procedures subsection. It is here that the activities of the researcher are described, such as what was said to the participants, how groups were formed, what control mechanisms were employed, etc. The description is sufficient if enough detail is present for the reader to replicate the essential elements of the study. It is important for the procedures to conform to ethical criteria for researchers (APA, 1992).
Section 6: References and Appendices
References and appendices should be in APA style. Review most current APA Publication manual to ensure compliance.
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