(1) the Introduction and Literature Review
Introduction: Write a 3 page introduction to your proposed project. In this section of your proposal, you will
include the following information:
Introduction to the Problem (brief discussion of the area of interest, then present the subsequent subsections of
Background of the Problem (brief historical perspective and explanation of why the problem remains unsolved
at this time)
Statement of the Problem (the health care issue you are addressing in a statement form … e.g., “The problem
Purpose of the Study (why the study is being conducted … e.g., to effect change, to compare and contrast, to
predict future situations, etc.)
Proposed Research Question: “What is the prevalence of alcoholism among Native Americans versus
Southeast Asians and Caucasians?”
Significance of the Study (provides information regarding the importance of the study)
Assumptions (factors the researcher is asking the reader to accept as conditions of the study)
Limitations (factors or conditions that may affect the data and are out of the researcher’s control)
Summary (summarizes Chapter 1 and introduces remaining chapters, including the subsections for each
Literature Review: Write three (3) full double-spaced pages summarizing original scientific studies on the topic
you chose. Include the appropriate subheadings to distinguish the specific variables of your proposed study.
Each variable will have its own subsection (Native Americans, Southeast Asians, Caucasians, and Alcoholism).
IN THE SUBSECTION, DO NOT COMPARE AND CONTRAST EACH VARIABLE TO ONE ANOTHER.
A minimum of five (5) peer-reviewed, scholarly sources (e.g., journal articles, periodicals, textbooks, etc.) is
required in this chapter