In 10-12 slides, including the title and reference slides, outline your research proposal (The effects that caring
for a loved one suffering from Schizophrenia has on family and friends) to present to your classmates. Speaker
notes are required to provide additional information for your bullet points. Please see the attached document,
“PowerPoint Instructions,” for further tips.
The PowerPoint will need to include:
1. Introductory section: including your problem statement and your hypothesis.
2. Method section: including your description of the participants, apparatus/materials/instruments, procedure,
and design you anticipate using.
3. Results: discuss how results would be gathered for which statistic was used, the alpha level (.05), critical
value, and degrees of freedom. (Do not create fake results.)
4. Discussion: requires 4 paragraphs that include:
a. Describe what it would mean if you obtained significant results. Then describe what it would mean to obtain
no significant results.
b. Discuss how your study followed APA ethical guidelines, by discussing the use of an informed consent form,
debriefing statement, deception, and obtaining IRB permission.
c. Discuss any limitations in your study (e.g., possible confounding, lack of random assignment or random
d. Conclude with a discussion of future studies that could arise from your study.
5. Appendices: two figures, OR two tables, OR a table and a figure. For example, set up a table focusing on
participants, include your individually created survey, use/cite tables from a previous study, refer to Chapter 14
summary table, and include Informed Consent figure and/or Debriefing Form figure. If unsure, contact your
instructor for confirmation of appendices.
6. Reference Slide: APA-formatted reference slide.
Be prepared to present your proposal information to your colleagues.
Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center,
for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
Read “What Learning Professionals Should Know About Color,” located in the Study Materials.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and
documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the
APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. You must provide in-text citations within your writing,
as well as a properly formatted reference slide.
This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to
become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Lopes Write.