1. Create a title page for your proposal that clearly states the research question you are interested in
2. Write an introduction section that includes your literature review. Be sure to define key terms in your
3. Write a methods section that details the specific approach you want to take as well as specifics of the
sample you want to use. Be sure to explain why the approach and sample you chose is appropriate in
addressing the research question you want to answer.
4. Provide details for how you will collect and store the data.
If you take a quantitative approach, identify what existing questionnaires and/or datasets you might be able
to use and why you think one questionnaire is better than another. For example, if I wanted to study
aggression, there are a lot of aggression-related questionnaires I could use. Perhaps I would narrow it
down to the Reactive-Proactive Aggression Questionnaire and the Buss-Perry Aggression Questionnaire,
but I would want to explain why these two questionnaires are better than the other available options.
If you take a qualitative approach, discuss how you might be able to access and recruit your ideal sample
and the timeframe you would want to have to collect the data and why.
If you develop your own questions, clearly explain what questions you would ask and what format the
question(s) would be in (in other words, is it open-ended or close-ended? If close-ended, what response
options would you have and why?)
You should also provide some details about steps you would take to protect subjects’ confidentiality and
5. Write a limitations section that demonstrates your awareness of the specific limitations that your
research design has. These limitations could involve internal or external validity issues, ethical concerns,
etc. Identify at least 3 limitations of the study you are proposing.
6. Identify the costs and benefits associated with your proposed study. Explain why the benefits outweigh
the costs such that the study is worth conducting.
This assignment is worth 50 points. To be successful, your submission should include a title page that is on
a separate page than the rest of the paper (2 points), an introduction section with a literature review that
includes at least 8 scholarly references (9 points), show evidence of integrating previous studies (8 points),
explain the approach and sample decisions you made (8 points), provide details of how you will collect and
store data (6 points). It should also include at least 3 limitations (3 points), and a discussion about the costs
and benefits associated with the study (4 points).
Your submission should also be 4-6 pages without the inclusion of the title page or references/bibliography
(1 point), adhere to the formatting (double-spaced, Times New Roman, size 12 font, 1″ margins all around)
guidelines (4 points), and be free of grammatical errors and typos (3 point). The references list /
bibliography should be on a separate page and references should adhere to APA formatting (2 points).