THIS ASSIGNMENT IS DUE FRIDAY 6/14
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Assignment 2/Study Proposal
You will be preparing a Study Proposal following the template with components provided. Follow the template and pay close attention to the directional language under each component as well as the comments I provide. These directions, comments, and chapter/page references to your text should give you a good base to use for completion of this assignment.
Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length and include:
When you complete your 2-3-page paper make sure to do the following before submitting:
Once complete, submit the proposal as a Word document (along with the separate Worksheet as a Word document so I can see your thought process).
Writing a Proposal; a Two-Step Process
1st Step: Organizing your thought process (this Worksheet will help).
Your first task it to really think about what TOPIC interests you. What do you want to know more about?
The first step of the proposal is preparatory work by answering five questions that in journalism are referred to as the 5Ws: Who, What, Where, When, and Why. By thinking about these, and filling in short answers, you are helping to better clarify your research questions and process. For instance, in the Who box you need to think about who your sample is going to consist of.
Who are the people you want (and can realistically access) to perform this study on? How old are they? What culture, gender, and socio-economic status do they fall within?
What are you going to do with these people? How will you assess what it is you want to know with your sample? (Questionnaire, Interview, a Test, etc.)
Where are you going to gather the information from? What organization can you go through? In other words, where do you go to access your sample and data?
When are you going to collect the information? Think about school holidays or the length of time needed to implement an experiment during the semester, etc. Also think about when the sample is accessible during the day or evening as you may need.
Now state why on earth this research is important in the big picture! Think about how it adds to the literature, how it builds scientific knowledge, and why anyone should care about reading it.
2nd Step:Writing the Proposal (see provided template).
This information is adapted from:
Rossman, M. (2002). Negotiating graduate school: A guide for graduate students. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Pre-Proposal for the Dissertation Study, Michael Worthington, Ph.D. faculty of education, Capella University.
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