For your Research Proposal, you will prepare a written document that includes an Introduction section, a Methods section, and a References List.
Introduction: includes the problem to be studied, theory that is guiding the research/review of current literature, relevance of the work, and specific study hypothesis. Your introduction should discuss the articles that you've used to build your study, but also be more than just a summary of the articles you've read. Your introduction should be a compelling narrative about how the articles you've read have built up to your study hypothesis and make the case for why your research study is important.
1. Go to Develop Your Hypothesis (561) to develop and focus your research hypothesis
2. Go to Find Articles to find peer-reviewed journal articles about your research area.
Research Methods: includes proposed subject recruitment, experimental design (variables you will study, measures and assessments you will use, procedures you will follow), and proposed data analysis plan
1. Follow the steps under Identify & Justify Methodologies to identify appropriate methodologies, assessments, and populations for your research area and find articles that justify the use of these for your research design.
References List: a list of the sources you cited