In this section of the methodology, you will describe how you will collect data, the instruments used to collect the data, and how the data once collected will be prepared for interpretation and analysis
Note: Developing a research proposal requires specific steps that need to be executed in a sequence. The assessments in this course are presented in sequence and must be completed in order. You cannot submit more than one assignment at a time. Subsequent submissions should include highlighted changes.
It is the job of the scientific investigator to identify new areas of inquiry and to identify ways that we can go about gaining new knowledge about these questions.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 2: Apply theoretical and research findings from the discipline of psychology to professional and academic activities.
Describe the methodology and expected findings of a proposed research study and determine whether it is a qualitative or a quantitative method in relation to the research question.
Describe the purpose of a research study and connect the purpose to the research question.
Describe a target population that represents a sample of the general population in a way that respects diversity (for example, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, gender, et cetera).
Describe a recruitment strategy that balances natural diversity against the need for data simplification.
Discuss the potential contribution of the proposed research study considering pertinent stakeholders and support argument of expected results with current literature.
Describe the application of theoretical and research knowledge to the evaluation of a proposed research study outcomes.
Describe the implementation of a research study and address various elements of the methodology such as description of the target population, recruitment strategies, ethical considerations, procedures for data collection and steps planned for data analysis.
Summarize the expected results.
Competency 3: Apply ethical principles and standards of psychology to academic and professional activities.
Apply ethical principles and standards of psychology to the research proposal.
Competency 6: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the psychological profession.
Adhere to APA style and formatting guidelines; writing is concise and well-organized.
As the project develops, the research question and theory of method and theory of content should be highlighted in the chapter submissions.
In this section of the methodology, you will describe how you will collect data, the instruments used to collect the data, and how the data once collected will be prepared for interpretation and analysis. Refer to the APA manual, pages 29–32, for detailed instructions as to how to complete this section.
Use the appropriate template (qualitative or quantitative) to complete this assessment.
Submit CHAPTER 3. METHODOLOGY and CHAPTER 4. EXPECTED RESULTS for feedback and grading. As you draft your methodology, make sure that you articulate the guidelines of the profession that are applicable to the ethical conduct in research practice. The following components should be included because they provide context for the grading of Chapter 3 and Chapter 4:
Table of Contents.
Chapter headings (should start on new page). Subheadings.
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION.
CHAPTER 2. LITERATURE REVIEW in draft form.
Note: Including these first two chapters is optional, but you may include them for the sake of formatting.
CHAPTER 3. METHODOLOGY. (Refer to the appropriate template for required subheadings.)
CHAPTER 4. EXPECTED RESULTS.
Format your assessment as follows, using the appropriate template:
Font and spacing: Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced pages. Title Page.
Style and format: Follow the current APA guidelines for style and format.
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