Experimental Design Research Proposal Essay

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Outline for Research Project Proposal Cover Page • Running head • Page header • Title, Author, Institution Introduction • Identify and explain the issue you are examining. • Describe the general area to be studied: why it is significant and what you are hoping to accomplish. What is the problem under investigation? • Background/Review of the Literature, which include the most recent or relevant articles - Develop the general background of the research problem and identify research holes to show how your experiment can further research in the field. A description of what has already known about this area and short discussion of why the background studies are not sufficient. Point out why these background studies are insufficient. In other words, what question(s) do they leave unresolved that you would like to study? - Make sure you include your hypothesis, as well as, the independent and dependent variables. - Lastly, identify your research design. Dependent Variable: • What behavior are you going to measure? • How often are you going to measure the behavior? • What is the type of observation? • What is the recording method? How will data be recorded? Independent Variable/Subject Variable: • What are you going to manipulate? • Describe (in detail) the levels of the independent variable. • What variables are controlled? • How are they presented? • How long will they be presented? • What instructions will the participant receive? • Who will give the instructions? • Who will be present when the behavior is measured? Method and Design In this section you should discuss how you are going to meet the goals discussed in the introduction - a description of how you would go about collecting data and test the hypothesis your are examining, and why. Participants • Who are your participants going to be? (i.e., What is the gender, age education, race, language, socio-economic
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