Describe your general topic and its relevance to real-world issues.
Sources are only allowed to be other studies which are provided or if you don’t like one feel free to change it : ) but they have to be peered reviewed and released within the last 10 years.
For this assignment, you will conduct a review of the literature and summarize the findings. You will evaluate a minimum of six peer-reviewed research articles and identify what has already been done in this area, what gaps exist in the current literature (if any), any ethical considerations for conducting research in this area, and any issues of validity. This assignment should synthesize the current literature and then build a foundation for your own research proposal. You will describe your research question, independent and dependent variables, and hypothesis and provide a rationale for your proposal idea.
***Paragraphs are 5-8 sentences long. You have an opening sentence which lets the reader know what the main purpose of the paragraph is. The next several sentences are your supporting points/main points of your paragraph. You’ll end with a conclusion sentence that ties in all the points together.
***Be sure to follow APA 7th edition rules for writing style.
The following areas are required: As in you have to use the following headings in your paper!!!!
Problem Statement: Describe your general topic and its relevance to real-world issues. 1 Paragraph
Literature Review: The main heart of your paper is this section. Summarize the existing literature and their findings. Also describe the type of research designs, the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches, and the appropriateness of the statistical analyses used to address their research questions. Make sure to identify how the studies aligned with the APA principles and standards for conducting research with human subjects. 5 paragraphs
Gap in the Research: Next, identify what remains unknown in your topic that provides justification for your own study. 1 Paragraph
Theoretical considerations: Identify a psychological theory that provides a context for your research proposal. As discussed in our text, a theory is a set of ideas that help form a framework for organizing and explaining data to generate new knowledge (Cozby & Bates, 2020). Although the goal is to focus on relevant and up-to-date theories, most theories will be older than 10 years and it is appropriate to have a citation older than 10 years for this section of your paper. 1 Paragraph
Research Question, Variables, and Hypothesis: After building a strong foundation for what has previously been studied and what gaps exist, present the research question you want to study. Next, outline your hypothesis alongside your specific predictions, clearly delineating whether you will be setting up a correlational or experimental design (see Module 2, applied knowledge check for additional clarification on hypothesis and predictions). Lastly, describe the independent and dependent variables you will use in your study. 2 Paragraphs
Your paper should be formatted using APA 7th edition guidelines with a title page and should be a minimum of five pages (not including your title page and references), and should cite at least six peer-reviewed sources.